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Rear lights stay on

The rear lights on the jetta stay on when the vehicle is in drive. i was told it was due to a bad multi function switch or indicator located in the transmission. i took it too a a shop and they replaced the switch but the lights still are on.

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My wifes car had the same problem.. I think its called a convenience module and was replaced by Volkswagen..Her lights stayed on and ran down the battery.. good Luck

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My brake lights stay on while I'm driving at night


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Both headlights quit working simotaneously


There are just (3) possible reasons for this:
(a) your headlight switch has failed, or
(b) your headlight relay has failed.
(c) Fuse 1 (25 Amps) has blown

The headlight relay and fuse 1 are located (I think) in a fuse/relay block under the hood.
The headlight switch is part of the "Multi-function Switch" on the steering column.

Here's how to replace the 2001 PT Cruiser multi-function switch:

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Multi-Function Switch Removal & Installation
1. Open the hood.
2. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
3. Remove both upper and lower steering column shrouds.
4. Disconnect both posi-lock harness connectors at the rear of the multi-function switch.
5. Remove multi-function switch mounting screws and remove switch from vehicle.




To Install the new multi-function switch:

Note:
If replacing the multi-function switch, the combination flasher and windshield wiper/washer switch
must be transferred to the new multi-function switch.

1. Remove the two Torx(R) screws retaining the wiper/washer switch, place next to the new
multi-function switch and install two screws.
2. Place switch into place and install mounting screws. Torque multi-function switch to column
retaining screws to 27 inch-lbs. (3 Nm).
3. Connect both posi-lock harness connectors at the rear of the multi-function switch.
4. Install both upper and lower steering column shrouds.
5. Connect the battery negative cable.
6. Close hood.
7. Verify vehicle and system operation.

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When I press the break pedal with car not running the door chime goes off and dash lights come on. Four wheel drive does not engage


this sounds like a wiring issue. something shorting out or getting crossed. due to the complexity this could have i would suggest taking it in to a local shop and have them take a look for a hundred makes tops.

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2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo, lights come one intermittently, horn came on unexpectedly and wouldn't turn off. How do I fix that?


Lights intermittent can be caused by switch or relay. Try swapping the Low Beam relay with another similar relay (horn relay is a good choice) to see if that resolves it. These relays are in the Junction Block--may be under the hood or in the car but not in the big box by the battery). If this doesn't fix it, the problem is likely the headlamp switch.

Horn coming on is usually caused by a broken switch or stripped wire insulation inside the steering column. You would usually have to take the steering wheel off to fix it, and this requires special tools; however, if the problem happens to be under the steering column shroud, you may be able to fix it without taking off the steering wheel. Take the shroud off and see if you can follow the black/red horn wire. Follow it as far as you can to check for stripped insulation contact with any metal. If you lights switch is bad, you can also change that while you have the shroud off.

Please let me know if you have questions.


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Wand Removal & Installataion

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud.
  4. If the vehicle is equipped with a standard non-tilt steering column, loosen the two upper steering column mounting nuts. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, move the tilt steering column to the fully lowered position.
  5. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
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Fig. Steering column shroud removal for the Cherokee

  1. Remove the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column.
  2. Remove the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  3. Gently pull the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket away from the steering column far enough to clear the screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  4. Lift the water shield and bracket with the left multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column far enough to access the two instrument panel wire harness connectors for the left multi-function switch.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch removal.
  5. Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  6. Remove the left multi-function switch and water shield from the steering column as a unit.
  7. Gently and carefully remove the water shield from the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.

To install:
  1. Gently and carefully install the water shield onto the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  2. Position the left multi-function switch and water shield near its mounts on the steering column as a unit.
  3. Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  4. Position the left multi-function switch onto its mounts on the left side of the steering column.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch installation.
  5. Position the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket to the steering column screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  6. Install and tighten the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  7. Tighten the screw to 10 inch lbs. (1.1 Nm).
  8. Install and tighten the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column [Tighten the screws to 20 inch lbs. (2.2 Nm)].
  9. Position both the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  10. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud. Tighten the screws to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  11. If the vehicle is so equipped, tighten the two nuts that secure the non-tilt steering column upper mounting bracket to the dash panel steering column support bracket studs. Tighten the nuts to 200 inch lbs. 22 Nm).
  12. Reinstall the knee blocker onto the instrument panel.
  13. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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My headlight fuse on my 1998 jetta tdi keeps blowing out. The turn signal on the same side is staying on continuously.


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Malfunctioned; unplugged, plugged back in, seems OK. Yes?


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#2 the other problem could very well be the multi-function switch because it controls the tail lamp relay in the Engine Compartment Junction box (under hood electrical box). When the parking lights are turned on, that high mounted 3rd brake lamp is NOT supposed to come on. It should only come on when the brake pedal is depressed. My professional experience/opinion, you either have the wrong bulb (single filament) in one of the brake lamp sockets in the rear of the vehicle, or one of those dual-filament brake lamp bulbs is shorted internally. You can verify this by pressing the brake pedal and see if the dash/cluster lights come on.

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Dec 15, 2008 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Fuse box


Wiring relays and connections – all modelsRelays (typical)

1 Vacant
2 Intake manifold preheating relay (carburettor models) or fuel
pump relay (injection models)
3 Seat belt warning system relay
4 Gearshift indicator control unit
5 Air conditioner relay
6 Dual tone horn relay
7 Relay for foglights and rear foglight
8 Relief relay for X contact
10 Intermittent wash/wipe relay
11 Rear window wiper relay
12 Turn signal flasher or trailer towing warning relay
13 Seat belt warning system (interlock) or rear window, driving
lights and oil pressure warning relay
14 Window lift or seat belt warning system relay
15 Headlight washer relay
16 Control unit for idling speed increase
17 Fuse for rear foglight
18 Control unit for coolant shortage indicator
19 Thermo fuse for window lifters
20 Switch unit for heated driver’s seat
21 Switch unit for heated passenger’s seat
22 Switch unit for overrun cut-off
23 Vacant
24 Vacant
Relays are symbolised as a number in a black box
Not all relays are fitted to all models
Connections
A Multi-pin connector (blue) for dash panel loom
B Multi-pin connector (red) for dash panel loom
C Multi-pin connector (yellow) for engine compartment loom left
D Multi-pin connector (white) for engine compartment loom right
E Multi-pin connector (black) for rear wiring loom
G Single connector
H Multi-pin connector (brown) for air conditioner or wiring loom
K Multi-pin connector (transparent) for seat belt warning system
loom
L Multi-pin connector (black) for lighting switch terminal 56 and
dip and flasher switch terminal 56b (carburettor models) or
multi-pin connector (grey) for dual tone horn (injection models)
M Multi-pin connector (black) for lighting switch terminal 56 and
dip and flasher switch terminal 56b (injection models)
N Single connector for separate fuse (manifold heater element)
P Single connector (terminal 30)
R Not in use
Fuse colours
Blue 5A
Green 30A
Red 10A
Yellow 20A

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