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Title: Brake Light Switch
Post by: pa-larkin on September 07, 2016, 07:26:52 PM
MK2 Galaxy 05 1.9 Tddi - Brake light stays on the dash no brake lights, also glow plug stays flashing.. bought new switch which is green the one taken out was a sort of lilac in colour looked on other sites for the correct one and some say a pale blue!!!! any one know of the correct one or even a part number to help.
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: johnnyroper on September 07, 2016, 09:14:23 PM
Despite colour did you try fitting it to see if it worked?
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: johnnyroper on September 07, 2016, 09:44:34 PM
Just done some googling seems latest switch is green (4 pin switch) vw part number 1J0 945 511 A
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: Dave F on September 08, 2016, 09:08:08 AM
Have you checked brake light bulbs as the flashing dash lights may be related to blown bulb.
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: pa-larkin on September 09, 2016, 10:35:53 AM
Hi, thank-you for answers, Yes did try the green switch didn't work took it back shop ordered another one which was black they say it was a modified version but should be the right one, still don't work all bulbs and fuses checked all okay, must say I'm stumped, going to take it to a garage tomorrow to have diagnostics checked???
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: insanitybeard on September 09, 2016, 10:48:23 AM
Is your Galaxy a manual or an automatic?
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: pa-larkin on September 09, 2016, 02:55:02 PM
Hi..
 it's a manual!
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: johnnyroper on September 09, 2016, 03:08:40 PM
Have you checked for voltage at plug for the switch?
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: insanitybeard on September 09, 2016, 04:25:33 PM
I'd consider checking for wiring loom damage/ shorted wiring where the loom passes from the vehicle body into the tailgate.
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: johnnyroper on September 09, 2016, 04:31:55 PM
Would that effect brake lights as wiring for them is behind the quarter trim?
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: insanitybeard on September 09, 2016, 04:47:50 PM
If there was a short into the high level centre brake light possibly?
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: pa-larkin on September 09, 2016, 05:08:22 PM
Thank you will take a look.. Drove it just over 500 miles last week parked it up on Friday night, brake light switch not working Sat morning - don't make sense  :(
Title: Re: Brake Light Switch
Post by: johnnyroper on September 09, 2016, 05:13:15 PM
Oh yeah forgot about the high level light,now I see your thinking......its been a long day on naff all sleep!