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    Vw golf 1.6 16v 2003 epc light?

    Hello everyone.

    I have tried to search for topics on this but not coming up with anything at all.

    I love my golf and owned it for 1 year now.

    Tonight driving home my epc light has come on .

    I've googled it and read what the reason for it is and some places say it could be a brake light switch.

    There is no lack in performance from the engine at all.

    No cutting out or juddering.

    Anyone else had this problem and know any ideas to fixing it with out taking it to a dealer.

    I have a streetwise diagnostic system but I don't know if that will tell me the fault or not as the manual doesn't say anything sbout the doc light.

    So I've come to more knowledgeable people

    Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolky85 View Post
    I have a streetwise diagnostic system but I don't know if that will tell me the fault or not as the manual doesn't say anything sbout the doc light.
    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    You car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post.

    streetwise diagnostic system not VAG-COM\VCDS?

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    You car spec says 0, only what I've added from this post.

    streetwise diagnostic system not VAG-COM\VCDS?

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    Thank you for replying to my message I do apologise for not posting in introduction first as I am new to this forum stuff. I will get the car scanned hopefully today or tomorrow and report back
    2003 Golf 1.6 16v

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    Are the brake lights working as normal? That may be all the diagnostics you need. If they aren't working and bulbs are OK, it's probably the brake light switch.
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    I tried a garage today they were too busy. But I've noticed thst the brake lights are constantly on . Even right now when the keys are not in the ignition.

    So I am thinking it may well be the brake switch.

    But with out getting the code read I'm not 100% sure.

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    100% brake light switch.

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    If you unplug the connector from the switch it'll stop your battery flattening overnight.

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    Wonderful. Thank you so much for your help. Will 've doing this tonight. Thank u so much.

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    Changed the part to the new 1 . All fitted. But the brakes ain't working when the pedal is pressed and the top lights which I believe to be the hand brake lights won't go off. Same when the key is removed the lights stay on. But the epc light is now off.

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    Did you fit the switch with the pedal pushed down or in the off position?
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