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Electrical shorting? 1997 VW Golf K2 has a problem. When brake lights are on, turn signal goes off. All fuses have been replaced related to lights and signals. When headlights are on, signal lights in the rear flash very quickly even though bulbs are freshly replaced. Is this a wiring, curcuit or fuse issue?

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 97' VW Golf K2.

  • gciasca Mar 23, 2009

    Hey,

    Have you fixed your issue? I have the same problem and came online looking for a solution.



    I'd appreciate some assistance if you have some to offer.



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