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Rere light goes out when brake pressed.

When Lights are on and brake is pressed rere light on one side goes out until brake pedal is depressed. Checked connections and all seem ok.

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HI THIS IS V/COMMON ON THIS CAR, IT IS A BAD EARTH ON ONE OF THE REAR LAMPS IF YOU UNPLUG THE WIREING THAT FITS IN THE LAMP YOU WILL SEE WHITE CORRODING ON THE TABS GIVE THEN A RUB WITH SOME LIGHT SANDPAPER TILL SILVER THEN A SPRAY WITH WD40 TO PROTECT THEM, AND ALL WILL WORK AGAIN THANKS.

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1. Remove the cover panel above the driver's side foot well...

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2. Locate old switch, push in brake pedal, and twist switch body to remove...

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3. Unplug 4 pin connector from old switch and plug into new switch (it only goes one way...don't force it!). Insert new switch into frame and depress brake petal. You should turn it until it locks into place and is positioned like the original.
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4. Start Bug. Press the brake pedal once or twice and the EPC light should go out ...

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5. If it looks like that... great! Replace the cover over the foot well and you are done! If not, check the 4 pin connection and make sure it is fully seated in the switch. Also check to see if you can hear the switch engage when you press the brake pedal ... if not, you will need to remove the switch and adjust the push rod. The rod will move in and out for adjustment. Check to see if the brake lights come on when you press the brake pedal as well!
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2. Locate old switch, push in brake pedal, and twist switch body to remove...

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3. Unplug 4 pin connector from old switch and plug into new switch (it only goes one way...don't force it!). Insert new switch into frame and depress brake petal. You should turn it until it locks into place and is positioned like the original.

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4. Start Bug. Press the brake pedal once or twice and the EPC light should go out ...

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