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Morning all. I had the rear spoiler on my GTI resprayed this week due to the usual bubbling and at the same time I replaced the high level brake light and connector with a new OEM ones. Tested the new  high level brake light worked before I put it into the spoiler and reassembled it on the car. All was good. I didn't drive the car until yesterday and on start up there were no brake lights and the EPC light came on after a short while. I have checked the fuse and thats fine. I have just removed the brake light switch as I am guessing that is the issue rather than me messing something up when reassembling the rear spoiler? The plunger on the switch is pretty still and doesn't spring back fully when depressed. Is this the norm for the switch before I replace it or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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pull on the plunger, give it more length and when you re install it push the pedal down.

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have you put a circuit tester on it to see if it is connecting the two terminals when the switch is not pressed.

Recently my sister's Ford KA had no brake lights working. I found it was because the contacts in the switch were burnt. I cleaned it up to get working again and it was fine. It did not look like it was going to last long term but the car only had two weeks MOT left and had so much rust in the sills etc that we were not going to MOT it again. 

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rust on sills is negligible compared to the petrol flap.

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Keep it on topic please.

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Sorry Ray ❤️

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