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Brake switch problems

1animal1 Jul 28, 2008

  1. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    Hiya chaps!!

    Just thought i'd wack a post up on this..... noticed my brakes weren't working at the weekend and headed straight to the pedals to replace the switch.....

    I had loads of problems with this on my 99 1.8T where i bought pattern parts to replace and had to keep stripping the switch as it worked on a sliding contact.... the switch on this car however looks upgraded, unsure if its the same plugin, the switch is a barrel design......i took this apart and noticed that a round piece at the top of the barrel had turned slightly making it not work correctly....

    Tip is to check this before replacing as the new design is not a sliding contact so shouldnt wear as fast as the older switches. Probably save you £20 if anything but a tips a tip:beerchug:
     
  2. ANDYTQ

    ANDYTQ Well-Known Member

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    What was the problem exactly mate,i have probs in that area too!
     
  3. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    the connection stops the lights working.... or makes your brake lights flicker on the old switch
     
  4. Stan 24v

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