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1971 VW Super Beetle Brake Sensor Light

I own the above vehicle and need to locate the brake sensor light assy. I called numerous used and new parts dealers with no luck. I am hoping you might be able to refer me to someone or a website. Thanks for the help!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Why is it you need to locate the light?? Do you have the owners manual?? it will be in the owners manual



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Sorry. I just found the part. Sorry that I took up your time. I will return again when I need more assistance. By the way, in case anyone is looking for used hard to find parts for volkswagens they can try Avery's Air cooled parts at Very good parts service,

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