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I have a VW Passat TDI 130 BHP (2003) model - I have been getting the glow plugs warning light come up as well as the electronic stability light (ESP) warning light. I have checked the brake lights at the back of the vehicle and neither rear left or right brake lights are working. Only the higher middle centre brake light works. I have been reading some of the forums and everything seems to point to the brake light switch which needs to be replaced. How easy is this to replace on this passat model and have you got instructions on how to do this. I contacted some garages and dealerships to find out prices and was given £ 30 to £ 115 pounds just to get a diagnosis check - absolute extortion. Would appreciate an answer asap - many thanks - Tariq Azhar (E-mail: tariqazhar5@yahoo.com)

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  • tariqazhar5 Aug 10, 2009

    Hi thanks for the info -
    I checked the brake light bulbs and one of them was gone completely ? I replaced the brakelight bulb (12v/4w) and both warning lights disappeared ? great problem cured - I thought.

    A week has passed and I?m now getting the glow plugs warning warning light again - this time - on its own ? plus the ?Engineer Workshop? sign displayed on the dash.
    Also the brake lights stay on after the car is switched off.
    Any idea what this could be ?
    Would appreciate an answer asap - many thanks - Tariq Azhar (E-mail: tariqazhar5@yahoo.com)

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If your middle brake light works then the swich is ok.Fit new bulbs to the rear ones.Then see what happens let me know.Good luck

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