why dont brake lights work


Asked by sscapricewagon Jun 15, 2008 at 11:20 AM about the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

all the lights work even the trunk brake light, but the brake lights on pumper dont come on

4 Answers

Not Active

more than likely,the bulbes are blown.


Could also be the stop light switch mounted on the gas pedal.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Andrew Bertelli

It's is the brake light switch. It is a very common problem on 99-06 Volkswagens.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Michael McGrail

check with the dealership, they had a recall on the brake light switch in my beetle, same problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1999 Beetle Brake light fuse 2 answers

    How do I change the fuse for the brake light

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brake light 1 answer

    I just totaled my 2008 Fusion and am getting my late husband's 69 Beetle up and running. I was told the brakes are fine, however the brake light on the dash burns steadily. The wiring was just redon...

    1969 Volkswagen Beetle


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My epc light comes and goes , my brakes lights also come and go 1 answer

    2002 beetle gl having epic issues. Some time all brake lights works, and sometimes the epic lights come on and go off also

    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Back-Up Light wiring? 4 answers

    I found out today WHY my back-up lights do not work. I located the switch on the front "nose" of the transmission. I ran with the two wires until I suddenly found them cut & tied off to a park brake c...

    1972 Volkswagen Beetle


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 vw passat problem. Rear lights dont work at nighs 4 answers

    brake lights and everything else works fine. i need to know asap. Whats could be the problem with this and what fuse number could it be if it was a fuse???

    2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS


    Maintenance & Repair

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?
CarGurus has 9,458 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $995.

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,230
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 1,200
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta"
857 Great Deals out of 32,681 listings starting at $500
Used Jeep Wrangler"
964 Great Deals out of 50,168 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic"
785 Great Deals out of 57,652 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang"
653 Great Deals out of 42,605 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Accord"
916 Great Deals out of 74,155 listings starting at $1,295
Used Volkswagen Golf"
67 Great Deals out of 3,919 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,102 Great Deals out of 71,636 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Passat"
428 Great Deals out of 16,592 listings starting at $759
Used Toyota Camry"
1,167 Great Deals out of 84,565 listings starting at $1,517
Used Volkswagen GTI"
134 Great Deals out of 6,190 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,176 Great Deals out of 36,941 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Altima"
1,133 Great Deals out of 82,136 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Focus"
1,123 Great Deals out of 72,795 listings starting at $1,299

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $12,985
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 1,199 listings starting at $9,499
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,099 listings starting at $9,995
2012 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 971 listings starting at $6,988