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1989 VW Golf

My son has an 1989 Volkswagen Golf and his brakelights went out.  Where would the fuse be for those and how can he tell if it's blown?

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Be sure to check the bulbs, usually behind a panel in the boot, twist and turn, push and pull, give a go until the bulb comes out, get someone to press on the foot pedal, and reseat the bulb to see if it glows, look at the fillament in the bulb, just like a household bulb, no filament no glow,watch for the heat of the bulb.

look in under the dash on drivers side, in glovebox, passenger side panel(under dash), under bonnet is an array of fuses and the like, it should say brake or something similar.it won't be far from engine bay or front.

I don't know what the fuse looks like but no matter what fuse type it is you can tell if it is good or not by looking thru the clear panel at the little wire inside if it is broken then it's no good, another place to check is the foot pedal maybe the switch that activates the lights is broken? press the switch in and out, you'll see it right behind the brake pedal,the brake pedal actuates the switch when you depress the pedal. make sure someone is watching the brake lights.

short of buying a car manual or going to the shop but i hope it helps.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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