The gas pedal is completely unresponsive

The gas pedal is completely unresponsive Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so fa...

The gas pedal is completely unresponsive Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes . and havent really tried anything Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Its an automatic..

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Okay, the most come failure, believe it or not is the brake light switch. When the switch goes bad, it affects the gas pedal operation.

Really?? How can I check this?
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I am VERY sorry, but I gave you wrong information. I meant the gas pedal sensor.

Lol thats what I figured.... Anyway to check that??
Automotive Expert
If you have a scan tool that can read output controls, then you can monitor voltage from zero throttle to wide open.

Okay so if I don't have a scan tool?
Automotive Expert
Well, we would need to figure out wiring circuits and use a volt/ohm meter to check power, ground and ohms when operating the pedal. []( Here is a great video explaining the process.
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