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Fox manual Where is the brake light switch

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Rear lights on my buick will not turn off

Possibly your brake light switch may be improperly adjusted or may be shorted. Purchase a Haynes repair manual for your automobile and follow the remove, install and adjustment procedure in the manual. You should be able to purchase a new switch at your local automotive parts store. You should Google the brake light switch so you can get an idea of what it looks like.

The switch should located either in front or behind the brake pedal lever. Before you purchase the repair manual and brake light switch, remove the wire connector off the brake light switch to confirm the switch or adjustment is your problem.

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My breaks light stay on even if my car is not running???

Hi Chris....When you release the brake pedal, there is a switch underneath the brake pedal that disconnects the circuit to your brake lights causing your brake lights to switch off. Sometimes this brake light switch will go bad and need replacement. For the most part, replacing the brake light switch is very simple. Simply replace the brake light switch with a new one. If your brake light stays on after you turn your car off and you don't want to run your battery down, you may be able to get down underneath the brake pedal and manually pull up on the brake light switch to deactivate it until you can get it repaired. This method will only work if the brake light switch is just sticking.

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I have a 1994 VW Polo fox coupe. The heater fan will only work on the fastest setting and not on the 2 slower ones. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

Either the switch , relay or resistors. Get the shop manual for the fox (Americam manual just as good) remove the switch and jump the terminals at its connector as the manual tells you to do. If your speeds work then you replace the switch. If your speeds don't work you have eliminated the switch as being the culprit.
Next measure the resistance of the three resistors.
You will find these puppies under the plasticcover by the windshield wipers. Do the resistance checks the manual directs you to to. If everything checks out here move on to the relay. thats in the fuse box uder the dash on driver side . Pull it out open it and look for the burnt terminals. or check it for continuity and resistance ( this is not a likely item for you issue but ya never know) These are fun cars had a 1990 drove it until the floor boards rotted out. was gonna restore it but wife got jealous. lol

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Delayed brake lights

Hi bkleyn,
You can adjust the brake light time at the brake light switch, which you will find just over the brake pedal. By adjusting this switch away from the striker plate on the pedal, you will bring on the brake lights earlier.
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Aug 30, 2009 | 1990 Volkswagen Fox

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Vw fox lights do not go on despite changing fuses and relays

Try testing the switch and then the relay. Usually its the switch. Use a flat screw driver to pull it s out of there connector. Use a jumper wire and shop manual to jump the terminals and see if the lights come on. If they do its the switch.
The relay you check for continuity and resistance.

Aug 12, 2009 | 1989 Volkswagen Fox 4 Door

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Need diagram to change back brakes on vw fox 1987.

if you have not disassembled the brake yet than remove the wheel take the dusk cap off of the drum and remove the nut and pull the drum and bearing off of the hub. then take your camera and take a picture of the brake assembly so you can remove and replace the parts in the right position.

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1988 VW Fox Indicator Light - Rear

These old models of Fox's are just that old. I have been told that the engine light goes on due to the lack of oil pressure in the car. The valves apparently get worn out and create a lower pressure that the oil will pass through them...therefore sometimes this registers as an engine light going off every now and again. However, my mechanic has told me that these old german cars are like tanks and can run on and on and on....on lesser than normal oil pressure in the engine. Keep it well maintained and watch for any abnormal or steady warning lights. My mechanic says don't take the car any farther away than I would chance a tow ride back. If that is a hint or what! Lol.

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Dummy light for cooling system

Hello, the fox coolant warning light flashes when key is first turned on to let you know that the light and its controller are working. On my fox, the controller is shorted and the coolant light flashes every now and then, like it has a personality. Anyway, this information comes from my expirience with foxes and it is backed up by the bentley repair manual. If you need any more advice feel free to e-mail me at Have fun!

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