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Why would the emergency brake light stay on after the brake is released on a 1997 diesel Jetta and how do you fix it?


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2018-04-27 15:58:38
2018-04-27 15:58:38

This is not a direct answer for your question, there are a few things that could be wrong. BUT in general on just about every vehicle regardless of manufacturer there is only two things that will turn the light on 1) the parking brake 2) The fluid level sensor in the master cylinder reservoir. check your fluid level and top of, if full open and see if the float is stuck down I had a similar problem with my 98 jetta, the light staying on was accompanied by other problems such as headlights not working, no blower for heat/ac, no windshield wipers. It turned out to be the electronic ignition switch located inside the steering column. If you have any of these other symptoms it's probably the cause. Common problem for these cars.

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