Where is the brake light switch located on a VW Jetta?
Behind the brake pedal stem. You need to crawl underneath the dashboard in order to see it.
CALL VW! I just had a problem with my 2001 Jetta Wolfsburg (1.8T). The brake light switch is on RECALL. You might be able to get it fixed for NOTHING. My brake lights weren't working, and I called the dealership, and I had the problem fixed (no cost to me) within a week. FYI- there is also a recall on the hazard light switch. If it's the same switch as used in the MKIV Jetta…
A brake light switch is a mechanical electric switch that is set in the off position (open circute) and located in front of the brake pedal. When you step on the pedal and its position changes the switch complete's its circute sending power to the brake light. The brake light switch is protected by a fuse or circute breaker and has no other connection with the operation of the brakes.