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Headlights wont come on and bright lights won't stay on hold bright light switch and blower works

My headlights will not come on. Also the blower motor doesn;t work and the brake light on the dash stays on. If I try and turn my bright lights on they won;t stay on unless you hold them. If you hold the bright light switch the blower works and the brake light goes on. All other lights work with the headlight switch

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  • rb_quickdraw May 16, 2009

    my headlights wont stay on unless i hold it for high beam, my break light is lit along with the abs light, bulds were checked and both are ok, everything else works as they should... what should i do?

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I had the same problem. The solution is simple; the ignition switch needs to be replaced. This is an easy do-it-yourself project. Here are instructions:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2532481
Check for a switch on ebay, they are about $15. After 10 years they wear out.

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