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Brake lights not working- Top light does though!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bhavin1986, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. bhavin1986
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    [Jan 27, 2011]
    Hi all,

    A quick question. Just noticed both brake lights don't work. But the top panel of small brake lights do work? The fuse is fine, and so are the bulbs. I know it can't be the brake light switch.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers, Bhav
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    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    [Jan 27, 2011]
    if the fuse and bulbs are ok then its the switch
    top light always works when switch goes
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    gavin89 Wana go Low gotta go Slow

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    Yeah if bulbs fine then its switch. Scan with vagcom if you want confirmation!
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    Damn, didn't know that the top one still works if its the switch! I just replaced it less than a year ago!

    Lessons learnt for using Euro Car Parts I guess...

    Cheers peeps, will be getting the switch from TPS this time.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Eh?!

    How the F*!k can the middle brake light work if the switch is broken?

    Theres one switch, connected to all three lamps, if one lamps working its not the bloody switch is it.
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    I concur....

    <tuffty/>
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    My money's on the bulbs being blown
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