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    Thread: Mk4 cruise control doesn't work... any thoughts?

    1. 04-09-2010 10:35 AM #1
      Okay, my brothers cruise control doesn't work on his 2000 Jetta 1.8T 5 spd.

      I've heard that the stalk itself is a common problem. Anybody know of anything else that could be the culprit?

      I searched and found a great post... for mk3's. Nothing for mk4.

      Cheers!


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      04-09-2010 10:58 AM #2
      mk4 forum faq.... bye bye

    3. 04-09-2010 04:27 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by dubinsincuwereindiapers »
      mk4 forum faq.... bye bye

      Been there, did that... No dice.

      Something about a brake light switch, but he has no issues at all with brake light. The link to the brake light switch is dead, too.

      The rest of the cruise control topics deal with installing it in a car that doesn't have it.

      Thanks


    4. 04-09-2010 04:43 PM #4
      brake light swtich can cause issues because the cc is deactivated when brakes are pressed

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      04-09-2010 08:24 PM #5
      the clutch switch. Mine didnt work and my revs were hanging in between shifts. Changed it out and it worked.

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      04-10-2010 01:18 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by burkechrs1 »
      the clutch switch. Mine didnt work and my revs were hanging in between shifts. Changed it out and it worked.

      wheres that? my CC doesnt work either..i have an apr chip with the switchable programs through the CC stalk but i heard that doesnt effect it

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    7. 04-10-2010 05:09 PM #7
      hmm explain about the clutch switch please. My revs also hang.. and my cruise control doesn't work... lol an answer to my prayers?? nah can't be.

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      04-10-2010 05:12 PM #8
      Lol mine also is a no go, no haning revs, been getting around to investigating, low and behold its the first topic i see today. How do you troubleshoot the brake light switch?
      If you going to get a BOV for the sound, you might as well put cards in the tires so you can get the clickitty clack....

    9. 04-11-2010 12:42 AM #9
      I don't believe his revs hang during shifting...

      So the brake light switch can have an effect on the cruise control while leaving all braking-related functions working fine?

      If this is a recall I should first tell him to make sure it's been done. I don't think his car has ever been to the dealer since he's owned it. We tend to avoid the stealerships as most of us know to do.

      I'd like to get this sorted for him and fixed as a birthday gift. He's a student and does quite a bit of travelling to and from school/work and home so he'd get a lot of use out of cruise.


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      04-11-2010 03:52 AM #10
      Yep, brakes can work fine with a broken brake switch.

      Brake system is hydraulic. Doesn't care about electronics. (ABS is electronic...but the car will work fine without ABS)

      Cruise system is electronic and relies on the brake switch. If you tap the brakes cruise gets disengaged. If your brake switch is 'stuck on' then the cruise will never engage.

      I'd look at the vag com block for the brake switch and see if it is on.

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      04-11-2010 09:14 AM #11
      i'd like to know how this is in the engine forum, with all the talk about brake light switches, clutch switches, and stalks, etc.

      this is the place to discuss the ENGINE.


      the people that come here are interested in the development and happenings of the ENGINE, not everything else about the car that said ENGINE came in.

      and cruise control would be vehicle specific or electronic.


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      04-11-2010 10:58 AM #12
      Moved from the 1.8T Engine Forum...

      As stated, the brake light switch or clutch switch are your two most likely culprits.

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    13. 04-12-2010 03:57 PM #13
      Thanks guys! Sorry about the post placement. Simple mistake!

      So I just phoned VW and he did have his brake light switch replaced under the recall campaign. Do these fail after they've been swapped with the post-recall version?

      I'll ask him if his revs are hanging.

      So the cruise control stalk/lever itself is not often the culprit?


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      04-12-2010 04:07 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by headshok2002 »
      Thanks guys! Sorry about the post placement. Simple mistake!

      So I just phoned VW and he did have his brake light switch replaced under the recall campaign. Do these fail after they've been swapped with the post-recall version?

      I'll ask him if his revs are hanging.

      So the cruise control stalk/lever itself is not often the culprit?

      the stalk was the issue on my car....but the three common failure points are:

      - Brake Switch
      - Clutch Switch
      - Control Stalk

      these 3 items (sans wheel sensors) are the only mechanical (thus the failure points) parts of the CC system.

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      04-12-2010 04:47 PM #15
      You can confirm what is going on with a vag com.

      Do you have one or have access to one. You keep guessing at the problem but you should actually do some diagnosis to come to an answer.

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    16. 04-12-2010 05:03 PM #16
      Replacing clutch switch fixed my cruise control. The revs didn't hang at first when cruise control was already out, but later on that came in.

    17. 04-13-2010 05:07 PM #17
      I actually own a vag-com but I've got it with me 4 hours away from my brothers car.

      I was hoping to figure this out before I saw him next so I could have the parts ready.


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      04-17-2010 10:34 PM #18
      I am having the same issue, however I have the newest (I think) BLS and I thought that when your BLS is faulty your car would manifest other symptoms 1st. I guess the question is, whether your car necessary manifests other symptoms when it has a faulty BLS.
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      04-18-2010 03:47 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by headshok2002 »
      Okay, my brothers cruise control doesn't work on his 2000 Jetta 1.8T 5 spd.

      I've heard that the stalk itself is a common problem. Anybody know of anything else that could be the culprit?

      I searched and found a great post... for mk3's. Nothing for mk4.

      Cheers!

      did the cruise control even show up when you turned it on with a switch?


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      02-20-2014 07:36 PM #20
      my light doesn't come on when i move the switch doesn't work at all







      Quote Originally Posted by DIMIK_GTIMK4 View Post
      Quote, originally posted by headshok2002 »
      Okay, my brothers cruise control doesn't work on his 2000 Jetta 1.8T 5 spd.

      I've heard that the stalk itself is a common problem. Anybody know of anything else that could be the culprit?

      I searched and found a great post... for mk3's. Nothing for mk4.

      Cheers!

      did the cruise control even show up when you turned it on with a switch?


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