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Daytime running lights and wipers wont work

1997 jetta, the daytime running lights and wipers wont work because the parking brake light is on. i looked at it this morning and when the car is not running, just the electrical system on everything works okay, but when i start the car the brake light comes on (very dim) and the lights and wipers wont work. could this be a problem with the relay, getting power from somewhere else, or shorted wires, i dont think its a shorted wire because the lights wouldnt come omn at all if that was the case

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  • rwy17solo Sep 17, 2008

    how would i go about changingthe ignition switch ? is it something fairly easy that can b done at home or do i have to take it somewhere ?

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Had the same problem with my 97 Jetta it turned out to be the ignition switch. No problems since

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  • Jason Stolz Sep 21, 2008

    Its not to difficult, took me 3 hours. You could by a book it should have the assembly drawings for the steering.

    If you take it to a shop it books 2 hours labor and about 60$ for the switch.

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