Ebrake is not on. This happened while the car was being warmed up, car will not stay running when cold, sometimes has very little power when you put your foot on the gas. Only has 106,000km and has run on supreme most of it's life. A friend has said it may be the cat.
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I think maybe that you have a plugged catylitic converter. When cats get plugged they get hot, very hot. If there is anything onit ie. dirt, road oil, anything at all, it will burn it off. The best thing I can suggest is loosen the bolts upstream of the cat and remove the dougnut gasket. replace the bolts and drive the car. if it runs better then replace the cat. It will be loud, but we just want to look at power and idle.
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Depends on car. But pretty much the same for most. The brake light can come on if the fluid is low in the master cylinder. Either from a leak or you need to change brakes. or the emergency brake switch is bad.
I fixed mine!! First check your ebrake switch by starting your vw and putting the ebrake on. If your daytime running lights stay on when the ebrake is engaged, its NOT the switch. Stay with me here. Turn vw off and pull fuse number 5. Mine was blown, but the legend only shows a pic of a book with an exclamation point. Meaning the book will tell you what it is, BUT IT DOESN'T . I replaced the 7.5 amp fuse and voila, victory. If it is not number 5, pull every fuse one at a time and inspect them closely. Do not assume, check each one. That is how I found mine after I bought and replaced the $10 switch. Running lights stay on because the switch is not being acknowledged, not because it is bad.
I searched every forum I could find on this and there were no answers to this problem anywhere. So I am posting so there is an answer out there. What put me on the right track was the running lights staying on when the ebrake was engaged after I put in the new switch.
pull the ebrake just enought so that it clicks once but doesn't effect the actual driving. I don't know about your car but if I engage the ebrake just the slightest amount on my old mazda you'll see the ebrake light come on and the running lights go off but it doesn't actually impede the car at all because it's not tight enough to grab the disks.
Have you tried the actual wire connection there could be an interruption there, if you happen to have a multimeter then touch it to the ground (black wire) and each of the other ones in turn.
Also check that your ebrake is'nt stuck because if you have the ebrake on even the slightest bit then it will keep the running lights from being on. I know because I use it sometimes to play with the lighting effects. Easiest way to make sure is to pull the ebrake with the car on and see if the ebrake lights up on the dash. if it doesn't then the dash light is just burnt and try the running lights holding the ebrake pressed as close to off as possible. if that doesnt do anything the line might have to be loosened to turn it off.