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VW DUNE BUGGY BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK?

1972 Volkswagen Other • 62,000 miles

I got the turn signals working, but now the brake lights do not work
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Catcherray18
March 3, 2012.



There has to be power at brake pedal switch and the lights have to have a good ground. What vehicle is it? Homade?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 3, 2012.
The brake light switch is at the master cylinder. You might have two switches.

The switches are either 2 or 3 wire switches, which do you have?

With the key on, check for power at one of the wires at each switch.

If you haveo 2 wire switches, simply bridge across the wires and see if the brake lights come on.

If the lights now come on, you have a faulty pressure switch.

Tiny
Exovcds
Mar 3, 2012.
Need more help?

Were you able to figure it out?

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Mar 10, 2012.
Thanks exovcds! Tested the 2 wires going into the brake light switch, as you suggested. Got spark. Then, replaced the brake light switch on the master cylinder, and whal-haa - brke lights now work! Easy fix - thanks to your solution!

Tiny
Catcherray18
Mar 10, 2012.
Thanks for posting the update!

I never know if I was of help. When people don't post back. : -)

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Mar 10, 2012.