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The brake pedal on 2002 jetta doesnt seem to be recognized by the rest of the car, the car wont shift out of park and the tail lights wont go on at all. Is it just a fuse?

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Not a fuse, I would run the issue past a VW parts desk guy, found at a VW dealership, and buy a new brake light switch unless he advises you otherwise. Dealerships have info on recalls, tech bulletins, and just watching parts sales over the years helps identify common problems.

If you can buy fuel for it, you can buy a service manual on CD, will come in handy on this and many other issues.

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