Question about 2005 Dodge Caravan
Most likely, the wire is broken sending electrical power is broken somewhere.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
If you replaced the brake light switch on the pedal, I would test the circuit at that point. Is the power getting to the brake light switch? When you close the switch is power going through the wire towards the rear of the car? Do not rule out that the replacement switch could be defective. From everything that you have said, I think that it has to be the brake light switch. If all of this seems to be ok, check the switch and see if it is out of adjustment to the pedal. That is also a common problem. Hope this helps! Let me know if you need any more help. Thanks for a honest rating and for using FixYa.
Posted on May 19, 2009
Hope you have the correct break switch as its essential to replace with the correct one.
Brake light switch guide, easy and cheap fix:
http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=144456 As neither Brake works the Light it most likely to be the Bulb itself, or the Contacts. The Soft Copper Contact metal seems to be a very common problem, even more so than burnt-out bulbs, but first have a look at the bulb. If it is the Contacts, removing the lens cover and wiggling the bulb, pushing in slightly, should produce a working brake light in certain bulb positions.
To check the Contacts, try simply scraping the copper contacts with a sharp knife and then scraping a very small amount of lead off the end of the bulb, on a rough stone or with an emery board or piece of sandpaper, just to scrape off any oxidation. Then slightly bend out the copper contacts towards you (i.e. To rear of bike, closer to the bottom bulb contact), and reinsert the bulb. To bend the Contacts you will need a piece of bent wire or something you can hook the contact towards you with. Don't pull them too far, older copper gets brittle and they could break.
Glow plugs, not too sure. Might need someone with VAG-Com to check for fault codes. Loose Tail Light Assembly Fix
Posted on May 18, 2009
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