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Discussion in 'TT/TT-S/TT-RS Forum' started by jonbonazza, May 1, 2010.

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    [May 1, 2010]
    Ok, so here's my problem:

    My brake lights do not work, but my tail lights, reverse lights, and blinkers all work fine.

    The odds of all 4 bulbs in the tail lights, plus however many are in the 3rd brake light in the hatch going out at once are slim to none.

    The fuse in the dash is fine.

    The only two other things we could think of are (a) the brake switch is bad or (b) the relay for the brake switch is bad (provided there IS a relay for the b rake switch).

    Any ideas?

    Also, we found the relay box under the hood, but there was only one relay in it (labeled 373 I think) and the other spots were unfilled. Is this normal?


    Thanks,
    Jon
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    [May 1, 2010]
    Ok, well I took the switch out and tested it with a multimeter and it seemed fine so I put it back in. Low and behold the brake lights work now... Do you guys think the switch is going bad or it was simply stuck?
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    [May 2, 2010]
    Does sound like a dodgy brake switch but hopefully should be okay now
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    [May 4, 2010]
    Yea, I was talking to Chris from ECSTuning and he presented me with 3 different brands for replacement switches, all of which were very inexpensive. I will probably replace it soon just for peace of mind.
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