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Brake light My emergency brake light is beeping and flashing on my 2000 VW Beetle GLS. What does it mean?

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Usually it means the handbrake is pulled up while you are driving the car. Have you noticed the car just isn't as zippy as it should be, or a hot smell from the rear of the car when exiting, or overly hot brake pads? Those are signs the brake is engaged.

If that is not the case then it could be a malfunction of the indicator. In either case it should be looked into as an engaged emergency brake can turn into a brake or rotor job if it's not addressed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    mike walker Nov 04, 2013

    duh`,.. thanks, captain obvious....

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