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Electrical gremlins

Postby mkvanman » Tue May 19, 2015 2:08 am

Im having a problem with overnight brake lights the vans parked up still but on 3 occasions now the brake lights have come on I have just got home & they are on again & its draining the battery.Any ideas I will have to look at the new carpets maybe they are touching something
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Electrical grellins

Postby stan-the-man » Tue May 19, 2015 5:22 am

More likely the brake light switch gone faulty. It happened to my golf before and has been one of the common issues with VWs.
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Re: Electrical grellins

Postby Rs4-cab » Tue May 19, 2015 5:52 am

Get a genuine switch tho from Tps or vw not a gsf copy there crap !
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Re: Electrical grellins

Postby Euro Technika » Tue May 19, 2015 9:40 am

Replace the switch. Heard of that issue once before a customers battery kept draining overnight tech carried out all tests couldn't find a thing wrong
Then While it was sitting in the workshop locked up bang out of nowhere brake lights turned on.
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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby mkvanman » Thu May 21, 2015 8:56 am

Replaced switch now just gotta charge battery.Part number for switch from VW 1K2-945-511- -RDW cost £10.87 plus vat

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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby mkvanman » Fri May 22, 2015 11:43 pm

Fitted switch nothing depress pedal nowt put old one back on & have permanent brake lights WTF

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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby Strath25 » Sat May 23, 2015 4:57 am

mkvanman wrote:Fitted switch nothing depress pedal nowt put old one back on & have permanent brake lights WTF
Have u fitted it correctly, once old one removed, press pedal right down, insert new switch but don't turn it until u let pedal back up, also make sure it's fully turned clockwise

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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby rsjohn » Sat May 23, 2015 6:43 am

May also need to delete code from ecu.

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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby mkvanman » Sat May 23, 2015 9:55 am

Will try this afternoon I got the switch using reg from Vw but looks slightly different.

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Re: Electrical gremlins

Postby mkvanman » Tue May 26, 2015 2:53 pm

Thanks to Doc told me how it should go it was my fault 30 secs job done.


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