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We get 16955 fault brake light switch / cruise new switch

Customer Question

hi we get 16955 fault brake light switch / cruise new switch new bulbs wiring checked fuses checked ?
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: brake light is on at all times when ignition is on
JA: It's good that it's giving you information about the problem. The VW Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: new sensor new bulbs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the VW Mechanic should know about your VW?
Customer: all fuses
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Greg replied 7 months ago.

Hi .

Most likely the bulb is the problem, if you do have the correct 5/21W then check connection

Aftermarket brake switch is also a problem you must use OEM.

Possible Causes

Wiring and/or Connectors faulty

Fuse(s) faulty

Wrong Brake Light Bulb installed (21W instead of 5/21W)

Brake Light Bulb(s) faulty

Brake Light Switch (F) faulty.

Possible Solutions

Check Wiring or Connectors

Check/Replace Fuse(s)

Check/Replace Brake Light Bulb(s)

Check/Replace Brake Switch (F)

The brake switch is a very common issue and break often.

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Kind regards Greg.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
all bulbs are correct and new brake switch is original and new connection is ok fuses ok voltage too any other ideas??
Expert:  Greg replied 7 months ago.

Year, model and engine .

Do you have the possibility to do a complete system scan for all system codes .


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i did full scan was showing brake switch circuit now no faults as new sensor fitted no issues on C Module if i bridge connections i can manually operate brake lights
Expert:  Greg replied 7 months ago.

But with the switch the brake lights don't work .Sorry bit confused .


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have found the problem all working now I have been working on this cars for years but every now and then i get stuck bdw this site sucks
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i hope there is no charge for the chat ?
Expert:  Greg replied 7 months ago.

Would of been easier if you explained a bit better ,but happy you sorted out the issue .

Don't rates so i can get you a refund .

Rgds Greg

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