Mk4 2.0 gti no brake lights

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  1. Night trucker Paid Member Paid Member

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    Hi all
    I have a 2002 mk4 2.0 gti on the way home tonight reversed onto the drive noticed have no brake lights not even high level,so not bulbs,would it be a fuse? Or from what I can see the brake light switch? Had a look on internet from what I can see it can be taken off and cleaned? Not done it before (red face considering some of the builds on here).
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    Jeff
     
  2. GVK

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    Brake switch is a common fail point, I'd replace it...
     
  3. Night trucker Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thank you,I'm at work tomorrow morning and Sunday,dont think they are expensive to buy is it a case of unplugging the connector and replacing the switch? Sorry for the silly questions.
     
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    It's been a long time since I changed one on a mk4, but it's usually not a difficult job, sometimes they are held in with nuts, others are held in with a push/turn type.
    Just make sure the brake lights are not on when the pedal is at rest.
     
  5. GVK

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    Found a vid
     
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  6. Night trucker Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thank you for the video,will try and get a switch tomorrow on the way home,
     
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    Was the brake light switch,£11 only took 10 minutes to do
    GVK thank you for your help and the video
     
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    Welcome.

    Great that it was a cheap and easy fix.
     
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