Wed, 2 Jul 2003 11:40:17 +1200
> Also, the brake lights
> won't turn off! That's right - even when the car is off, the headlight
> switch is turned to off, the 3 brake lights are still lit! It doesn't
> matter if the handbrake is up or down - the lights remain on. I'm
> afraid my battery will be dead when I get up in the morning.
Don't know about these new fangled modern cars but all the cars I've ever looked at have a
microswitch on the brake pedal which should be the only thing that affects the brake lights.
> Now here's the even more strange part - I plugged the VAG-COM in again
> to check for codes - and it can't get at anything. It reports all the
> various system controllers as non-responsive. The car starts and drives
> fine though.
this confuses things, as the brake lights _may_ be signalled by the computer via a CAN network of
I certainly can't help you there, but I'd check the brake pedal for a microswitch first...
if not then the dealer's the place to go...