[T3] turn signals/brake lights

Sean Bartnik sjbartnik at mac.com
Thu Feb 23 10:24:41 PST 2017

No harm on the brake light switch. The reason there are two switches is so that if you lose pressure in one of the two brake hydraulic circuits, you will still have brake lights from the switch on the functioning circuit. 

So the only issue with driving with only one connected switch is that if that brake hydraulic circuit fails, you won't have brake lights which will hardly be your primary concern at that point :-D


> On Feb 23, 2017, at 1:20 PM, Daniel Nohejl <d.nohejl at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I briefly had an issue with brake pedal free play increasing on its own. Indeed the pedal stop plate kept coming loose. I saw in the parts book that there is supposed to be a wavy washer under the bolt that holds it down and I was missing the wavy washer. Ever since I replaced the wavy washer, I haven't had any issues with the pedal stop bolt loosening up by itself. You could also try blue Loctite on that bolt. 
>> -Sean
> We just got around to addressing this issue. I have a bolt, a thick washer, and a thin wavy washer in addition to the plate. 
> http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1610058.jpg <http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1610058.jpg>
> The bolt was tight as hell so I don’t know how the plate might have shifted but clearly it did. Over the last few months, I went from 10mm of free play to this. 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOARDheg4Ig&feature=youtu.be <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOARDheg4Ig&feature=youtu.be>
> Now, after adjusting, I’m back to about 10mm of play. Let’s see how long this lasts. I put some blue Loctite on the bolt this time around. Also, I have a new brake light switch but realized I don’t have a new boot laying around to replace the decayed one that’s currently on there. Any harm in driving a few more days with only one working brake light switch while I wait on a boot?
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