I have a 98 Volkswagon Jetta. I've been having this problem where the headlights will not come on or they will come on for a short period of time and then they shut off. When they shut off the 'brake' light on my dashboard comes on even though the brake is not in use. All other lights on the dashboard shut off. The radio still works and so do the high beams but I must hold back the lever fo the high beams to stay on.
When this problem originally started it would happen very seldom. I would have to restart the car and the lights came back on and stayed on. Now the problem keeps getting worse.
I tried to check the battery but one of the connectors will not come off due to the battery acid corrosion. I've been using some water mixed with baking soda to get to come off. Most of it has been coming off but it is still stuck.
Anyone have any ideas on what the problem can be?
Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 11:34 AM