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    Brake lights stay on whilst driving..

    As above, noticed today that my brake lights seem to be stayng on all the time, as if my foot is on the brake constantly.

    Had a search on here and seems most probable suspect is the brake switch behind the foot pedal, has anyone else had this before? Will i need a new one or will it just need a clean up of connectors??

    Cheers,
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    Almost certainly replace switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
    Almost certainly replace switch.

    Keith

    Cheers.

    Anyone know the part number? Is this a easy replace job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a3_dan View Post
    Cheers.

    Anyone know the part number? Is this a easy replace job?
    I think this is right...

    1K2 945 511 RDW

    Removing

    Remove driver's storage compartment
    Unplug electrical connector.
    Turn brake light switch anti-clockwise 45 to remove.

    Installing

    Installation is performed in reverse sequence; note the following:

    Pull out plunger of brake light switch as far as it will go.

    Note: On some types of brake light switch it is not necessary to pull out the plunger.

    Insert retainer tabs of switch in recesses provided in mounting assembly and secure by turning clockwise 45.
    Attach plug for brake light switch.

    Note: When installing, brake pedal must not be pressed.

    - The plunger adjusts itself automatically when the brake light switch is inserted.
    Check operation of brake lights both with brake pedal pressed and at rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I think this is right...

    1K2 945 511 RDW

    Removing

    Remove driver's storage compartment
    Unplug electrical connector.
    Turn brake light switch anti-clockwise 45 to remove.

    Installing

    Installation is performed in reverse sequence; note the following:

    Pull out plunger of brake light switch as far as it will go.

    Note: On some types of brake light switch it is not necessary to pull out the plunger.

    Insert retainer tabs of switch in recesses provided in mounting assembly and secure by turning clockwise 45.
    Attach plug for brake light switch.

    Note: When installing, brake pedal must not be pressed.

    - The plunger adjusts itself automatically when the brake light switch is inserted.
    Check operation of brake lights both with brake pedal pressed and at rest.

    Thank for that Scott. Just got the bugger out (Cor the storage compartment takes some pulling around to release)

    Im going to hopefully try and pick one up tomorrow, god knows if will have any joy. Otherwise might have to wait till after xmas! Hmph
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    "driver's storage compartment"

    ...I'm intrigued...

    Is this something we don't have on LHD models? -Can anyone post a picture?

    Keith

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    It may or may not be called a storage compartment, but its certanly not much of a storage area.

    Its the panel which houses your light controls.

    This pic is from google..

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    Well... there's a pic of a LHD car with it... but it's not there on mine! -And I've never seen it in ANY US-spec A3.

    -I want... -I WANT!

    Damn... now I have to trawl somewhere like eBay.de looking for that panel!

    Keith

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    Since we are on the subject...

    E code tailights:

    lights on then I brake and yellows also turn on. Normal or VCDS fix

    lights on then I signal and outer tails activate and yellows activate. normal or VCDS fix

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    VAG to the Com.

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    Just to let you guys know, and also if anyone was to ever have the same issue and search this thread back up. I just changed the brake light switch and now all ok.

    Thanks for the advice guys!

    Dan
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