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Do you worry about your brake light sensitivity?
Yes
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No
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Brakes? What brakes?
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letsrig
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject: Brake Light Switches - Sensitivity Sucks Reply with quote

I have replaced my brake light switches with those available from GoWesty and Napa. They have either leaked (brand new) or even DECREASED the sensitivity of my brake lights with pedal pressure. Can anyone recommend a pressure switch source to increase the sensitivity of my brake light actuation and create a safer driving experience? I have read many threads on the Samba about pressure switches, but could not find any with my specific issue. The mechanical side of my brakes seem fine but maybe there is something i am missing?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Brake Light Switches - Sensitivity Sucks Reply with quote

For my TDI ECU to be happy, I had to add a mechanical switch like most cars have. Pretty easy to do. This switch was a little more complex because it opens on circuit at the exact same time it closes the other.

I was worried it couldn't handle the load, but still works to this day. The pressure switches are still there. I found they did not react quickly enough for the ECU like you have noticed.
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