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Brake light keeps coming on

2001 volkswagen beetle 1.8 turbo automatic the brake lights on the back keep coming on by themselves, when car is parked and not running. i look outside and the brake lights are on , go out and open the door and they go off, any movement of the car and they go off.

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  • Elizabeth Clark Dec 24, 2008

    i went back out and started the car now it will not shift out of park so i know it is the brake light switch now already replaced once, did not think it would go out this soon.thanks for the help, blueextc3221

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Faulty brake pedal switch. Either adjust it or replace it.

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How to reset brake warning light on 01 volks beetle


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Usually a sign the brake light switch is not working or the solenoid that locks the shifter in park is faulty. The brake light switch cuts power to the solenoid to release when the key is on.

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2001 VW Beetle, 1.8 turbo gas, check-engine light came on. Computer scan showed code 16396


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Possible Causes:
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There's a recall on your issue. Take it to the dealership.
You likely have a defective brake light switch.

http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/volkswagen/jetta.htm

NEWS: Volkswagen recalls nearly 800,000 cars
Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced. February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
The 790,000 vehicles include Jettas, New Beetles, Golfs, GTIs and R32s...all in the United States.
The specific years and models affected are:
  • 1999-2005 Jetta sedans
  • 2001-2005 Jetta wagons
  • 1998-2007 New Beetle
  • 2003-2007 New Beetle Convertibles
  • 1999-2006 Golfs and GTIs
  • 2004 R32
The malfunctioning brake lights and brake light switches could fail to come on or remain stuck on.
This recall expands on one announced by Europe's No. 1 carmaker last year, when 362,000 Jettas and New Beetles were recalled due to the same defective part.


Volkswagen said that dealers will immediately be prepared to accept service appointments to perform the repair at no charge, but the notification process isn't scheduled to begin until April.


NHTSA did not say if any injuries had been reported linked to the defective brake lights.

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Try disconnecting the battery again then hook it back up and see if it resets. We will go from there.

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