[Vwdiesel] Headlight switch

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Oct 23 20:31:16 EDT 2006

In a message dated 10/23/2006 5:20:37 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
mikitka at earthlink.net writes:

> Well I have been told by several individuals at work that I do not have any
> tail lights on my 91 ECO jetta.  I went to the car to check and they worked,
> until I turned on the head lights. Then the tail lights went out. I turned
> them back to parking light mode and they came on and when I switched back to
> head lights they stayed on.  Any suggestions as to if I can clean the switch
> or is it a lost cause and I need to get a replacement?  

  Sounds like a grounding problem at the tail lights to me, 
or maybe the headlights actually.  When they're turned on, 
they don't have a ground so they pull it through the tail lights...
I can't think just how to 'splain it at this moment but it's fairly 
common.  Check for voltages with a test light, VOM, DMM, etc 
AT the tail lights before you go buying a new switch.  

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