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Brake Light on 2003 VW Beetle

When I put my foot on the brakes, the rear drivers side light doesn't come on but the drivers side side light comes on.

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  • NikiYoung1 Jun 25, 2008

    I presume so as they were working previously.

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Has it got the correct stop light bulbs fitted both sides?

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • Steve Watts Jun 25, 2008

    If the front light is coming on when you apply the footbrake it sounds as though one circuit is feeding the other. I'd try removing or replacing both brake light bulbs to eliminate them. I've seen double filament bulbs short out internally so when you supply a voltage to one filament (brake light) the other circuit (side lights) gets a power supply as well.

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