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2000 Volkswagen Jetta Question: why shifter will not let car go in gear when appling brake pedal.

 

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waxxer, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Appleton, WI, January 10, 2012, 19:53
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when applying brake pedal brake lights will not work and car will not go in gear. what part may not be working.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 10, 2012, 20:52
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    Brake light switch at the brake pedal was a common failure, you need brake light switch input to allow the transmission to be removed from PARK position.

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