[Vwdiesel] Stop lights turn on when engine off, and door is shut.

ken1 ktzkarz at embarqmail.com
Sun Feb 22 03:09:39 PST 2009

Will start with checking the switch clearance and pedal position on my 82 pickup. 
----- Original Message -----
From: LBaird119 at aol.com
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:25:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Stop lights turn on when engine off, and door is shut.

In a message dated 2/21/2009 7:14:43 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
ktzkarz at embarqmail.com writes:

> I can cause the light to come on  just by shutting the door. I can make 
> them go off by tapping the brake pedal.
> Where should I start to find the problem; stop light switch at brake pedal? 
> Or is there a short somewhere else?

  Depends on the car.  If it has a switch at the pedal then it's  probably 
adjusted too tight.  If there's only one in the master cylinder then it 
could be the switch, a broken wire or the freeplay adjustment on the 
master cylinder plunger.

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