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My parking brake fault button on dash keeps appearing and…

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My parking brake fault...

My parking brake fault button on dash keeps appearing and it’s like it doesn’t want to change gears I have a 2007 VW Passat wagon2.0 turbo

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

I have no idea how old transmission my car has 131,339 miles what brake switch?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

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Hello there. Sorry for the delay. So, there are a couple of ways to go about this.

1) The proper diagnostic method. You will need a VW-specific scan tool such as VCDS to interrogate the EPB (electronic parking brake) control module for faults. Most good Euro independent shops will have this scan tool. A regular OBD-2 diagnostic tool will not communicate with this module.

2) A very educated guess based on my experience with these cars. I've replaced a bunch of parking brake switches on these. Pretty common failure item. The part number is ***** 927 225C REH, and it retails for $63 at the dealer. If you want to try this before spending money on diagnostic work, there's a good probability that it will fix the problem.

Please let me know if I can offer further information

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