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    1. 08-02-2008 01:04 AM #1
      Hey guys,
      Has anyone have their jetta get stuck in park?

    2. 08-02-2008 01:06 AM #2
      that happened on my mkiv because the steering wheel locked up, i just wiggled the steering wheel and tried to put it in drive at the same time and it worked

    3. Member VW-Arcade's Avatar
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      08-02-2008 12:18 PM #3
      It might be a brake light switch failure
      on a automatic it won't allow the tranny to go into gear
      Back to the MKIV days

    4. Member Gdubbed's Avatar
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      08-02-2008 01:28 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by VW-Arcade »
      It might be a brake light switch failure
      on a automatic it won't allow the tranny to go into gear
      Back to the MKIV days

      happened to me once
      chk ur fuses!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    5. 08-02-2008 09:04 PM #5
      Can you guys tell me where the brake light switch is located? The steering wheel moves free and all the brake lights work when the car is started. The brakes dont work however when the key is not in the ignition.

    6. 08-02-2008 09:23 PM #6
      Try rocking the car a bit, my wife recently did this to my gli, when she parked on a hill, she let the car roll forward before applying the e-brake.

    7. Member vwpiloto's Avatar
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      08-02-2008 09:53 PM #7
      the switch is located just above the brake pedal. You have to look just above the pedal assembly and you'll see something like what's depicted here. That pic is for a MkIV, but it's basically a similar looking part.

      Modified by vwpiloto at 6:55 PM 8-2-2008

    8. 08-03-2008 09:26 AM #8
      ill check that out. Would the brake light switch cause the shift pattern to not show up on the dash? The PRND is not displayed on the dash under the miles like it use to be before the problem.

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      2010 JSW 2.5 S 6sp
      08-03-2008 10:04 AM #9
      Check fuses #30 (20A) and #14 (10A) on the fuse panel on the left side of the dashboard.

    10. 08-03-2008 01:03 PM #10
      brake light switch...turn the key to half then stick it beetween nuetral and drive and once you turn it on switch it to drive quickly

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