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Brake light not coming on properly

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by sicasey, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. sicasey

    sicasey FR Derv Power

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    Hello - I am having a problem with my rear brake lights at the moment. I have to press the brake pedal pretty hard for them to come on instead of you being able to lightly press it. This is causing some worrying situations in slow traffic. When my car went in for a service i mentioned this and they said that they had adjusted the "switch" but this is obviously rubbish.

    Please can anyone advise ASAP! :p
     
  2. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    think this is a well know problem.
    the switch is on the pedal i believe.
    sounds like the dealer tried adjusting this but have done a poor job of it!

    do a search there have been loads and loads of threads on this and they will probably be more use to you than my vague answer.
     
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  3. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    exactly as andycupra mentions.
    I still don't understand why this isn't checked more often during service.
     
  4. sicasey

    sicasey FR Derv Power

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    Can i adjust it myself?
     
  5. g60jet

    g60jet Nige

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    you probably can, I've replace a few of these now on various model cars. time to get on your hand and knees
     
  6. g60jet

    g60jet Nige

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    DONT disconnect it with the ignition on, might pop up a fault code
     
  7. Ol' Timer

    Ol' Timer Full Member

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    The following link was posted on this forum recently. I don't know if it is identical to the Leon switch but it seems to cover the job pretty well. The brake light switch does seem to be a weakness on all VAG cars. I had three on my Leon and have already had a new one on my Ibiza.
    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1158315
     
  8. sicasey

    sicasey FR Derv Power

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    Thanks everyone.
     
  9. Reg

    Reg Professional Detailer

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    I had same thing, local dealer changed while I waited, under warranty.
     
  10. LC1980

    LC1980 Guest

    Me too i had this problem a couple of months back on my LCR. The car was only a couple of months old and noticed on a long motorway trip that whenever i slowed down the traffic behind was almost going up ar5e. Whilst sat in traffic jam another drivier said the brake lights weren't coming on when i slowed down until i stopped.

    Took it to stealers and they fixed there and then whilst i waited on warrenty. A common problem apparently. Took 15mins and i believe they changed some switch.

    Lc1980
     

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