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All lights work however when the running lights are on and the brake pedal is pressed the right side running light goes out and no brake light.

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SOURCE: 2001 vw beetle brake lights not working

Actually, the switch you are referring to will cut the brake lights off when depressed, it is when extended that it will make contact, and light up the brakes. However, if it does nothing at all no matter what it's position, check the wires leading to the switch, and check the switch itself. If it lights up the brakes when you pull the switch off the rail, then you just need to readjust it, so that when you push the pedal, the stem is high enough to ride down with the pedal bar.

If the switch won't pass any current, simply replace your switch, and make sure that when you put the new one in, to adjust it's height above the pedal rail.

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take another look at the switch ? it should be adjustable? disconnect the wires from switch then screw switch inwards towards pedal till plunger is pushed fully into switch? then reconnewct wires and try brake lights work correctly ?

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You might try removing the brake light bulbs from each light including the third brake light and see if the fuse still blows. If it does not then replace the bulbs one at a time until it does. You will then have an area to look for the short that is causing your problem. If the fuse still blew with the lights out it will be a good time to get out the ohmmeter and check continuity for the power feed to the light sockets to ground. Not easy but a start!

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the fault sounds like it is on the brake light cluster baird, they corrode and even looking at it in your hand it is difficult to see the problem, more often than not it is easier to replace the cluster board, the other thing is if you have put a duble elemant bulb in the brake light and it is not the correct fitting then it bridges the electic gap between the brake and the side light, sounds probable as it is only on one side, check the wiring to the tail light also. lastly it could be a faulty switch under the brake pedal although normally they would all light up on both sides if that was the case. I would chnage the bulb as a matter of testing to see how that goes.

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The turn signals use one flasher and emergency uses another one. You can exchange the two (usually) for a quick check. The bad one will move to the other system when swapped, emergency flashers now don't work but the turn signals do. If this is the case go get a new flasher and replace it.

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