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Brake Light Switch Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Brake Light Switch Replacement costs $103 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$233.45Shop/Dealer Price$282.35 - $402.53
1996 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$133.13Shop/Dealer Price$157.01 - $201.99
2013 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$238.45Shop/Dealer Price$286.69 - $406.37
2012 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0L TurboService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$129.29Shop/Dealer Price$153.89 - $197.25
1998 Volkswagen GolfV6-2.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$133.13Shop/Dealer Price$155.78 - $199.85
2003 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$104.19Shop/Dealer Price$117.68 - $138.59
2004 Volkswagen GolfV6-2.8LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$109.19Shop/Dealer Price$124.39 - $146.60
1995 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeBrake Light Switch ReplacementEstimate$128.13Shop/Dealer Price$151.16 - $195.51
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Brake Light Switch Replacement Service

What is the brake light switch and how does it work?

The brake light switch is a mechanical switch activated when you press the brake pedal. The switch has a plunger in it that contacts a lever in the brake pedal assembly. As that plunger is depressed when you push on the brake pedal, the contacts in the brake light switch closed and voltage flows to the brake lights — turning them on. The brake light switch is also in the circuit that controls the cruise control disengagement and the shift interlock safety feature installed on all newer cars. Failure of the brake light switch occurs due to wear on the internal electrical contacts in the switch, poor switch terminal connections, maladjustment of the switch, or damage to the brake pedal assembly.

When to consider replacing the brake light switch?

  • No brake lights. If depressing the brake pedal does not cause any of the brake lights to illuminate, the continuity of the switch will be tested. If only one brake light is out, then the issue is not the switch but rather the bulb, bulb socket or brake light circuit integrity.
  • Unable to shift out of park. The brake light switch is also wired into the shift interlock mechanism. If you are unable to shift out of park, with your foot on the brake, check to see if the brake lights will illuminate as you push the pedal. If they do not illuminate, failure of the brake light switch may be the cause of the no shift.
  • Intermittent operation of the brake lights or late operation. The brake light switch has to be in the proper position, and work consistently if the brake lights are to come on the instant you press the brake pedal. The switch can sometimes require adjustment, or the contacts may degrade, causing inconsistent operation of the switch.

How do mechanics replace the brake light switch?

  • The switch is first tested using a multimeter, including the terminal contacts to the switch, to determine if it is faulty. If the switch is functioning, the entire circuit must be tested to determine the cause of no brake lights.
  • Should the switch be judged defective, the switch is unthreaded from the mounting boss near the brake pedal assembly.
  • The new switch is threaded in and locked with an appropriate locknut once the new switch is properly adjusted.
  • The operation of the switch is tested to ensure instant illumination of the brake lights upon pressing the brake pedal.

Is it safe to drive with a brake light switch problem?

No. Should the brake light switch have failed, it is unsafe to drive the vehicle because drivers behind you will have no indication that you are slowing, intend to slow, or are stopped. Always address a failure of this type promptly to ensure your safety while driving.

When replacing the brake light switch keep in mind:

  • The mechanic will test the brake light switch directly to ensure that the issue is not elsewhere in the brake light circuit.
  • Occasionally, the issue is a maladjusted switch or a loose contact, and the mechanic can resolve the problem without switch replacement.

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Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Electric Problems - San Francisco, California
My initial inspection was quick and easy. Grzegorzs is thorough,professional, and quick. He explained all the findings with my car. I have re-booked him for a recommended repair.

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Jimmy
28 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Alternator - Charlotte, North Carolina
Jimmy arrived ten minutes early to the appointment time and exited his car with the biggest and friendliest smile. With this being my first time using a service like this, I was leery and hesitant, but our initial conversation made me feel good. He expeditiously confirmed the problem and completed the work in less time than was suggested at the time of my appointment. We discussed other work that needs to be done and price range for the work. I am thoroughly pleased with his demeanor and work. I will be calling on his services again next month.

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Ruben
22 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Watsonville, California
Ruben was on time and did all the work with no issue. He saved me a couple bucks from not doing a job that was uneccesseray and gave me an honest quote on what should be done. 10/10 will book again in the future.

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Steve
36 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Inspection / Diagnostics - Hayward, California
This is the first time I tried your service and I was most satisfied. Steve was here for only diagnostics...so not sure the problem is fixed, but have a direction and a couple of parts to buy. Found Steve knowledgeable and personable ... and should I use this service again (which I may very well do), I'll ask for Steve.

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