Brake lights won't turn off and my cruise control won't work. Told it's the brake light switch so I purchased one and now I'm having trouble locating it on the car to replace it. The diagram and the dealer guy said it was on the brake pedal but mine is not. Or at least I can't see it there.
Brake light switch on 2008 Volkswagen Jetta
by Visitor in League City, TX on February 05, 2011
ANSWER by DaveJM on February 05, 2011
On a 2008 Jetta, the brake light switch is at the master cylinder under the hood.
ANSWER by vwzach on May 16, 2012
You have to remove the lower kick panel in order to see it. The brake light switch sounds exactly like the fix for what your two concerns are. Go to YouTube and see if someone posted a video on how to do it.
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