Hi. Has anyone changed a parking brake switch? I have a customer that has spill a soft drink over it & although it functions, it brings up fault codes. I have a new switch & have found two screws in the cup holder area, but can't see any other & nothing is budging! There doesn't appear to be any clips on the new switch, but possibly two screws up from the bottom, if only I could get in there... Thanks.
Parking brake/auto hold switch change
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:14 PM
Not a job I've had to do and I have a Mk5 but I do have the VW Elsawin Workshop Manuals
Here is an extract for the Mk4 which may help
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1 - Handbrake lever q Before removing take out centre console 2 - Retaining clip 3 - Handbrake lever trim q Pull off forwards q Lever up release tab in rear lower area of handle with a screwdriver q For versions in leather; the leather is marked at this point and must be pierced here 4 - Hexagon nut, 25 Nm 5 - Adapter q For vehicles with centre armrest 6 - Pull rod 7 - Compensator 8 - Adjusting nut q Adjusting handbrake: q Vehicles with disc brakes/front wheel drive ⇒ Page → Chapter q Vehicles with disc brakes/four wheel drive ⇒ Page → Chapter q Vehicles with drum brakes → Chapter 9 - Pivot pin q Mounts pull rod → Item in handbrake 10 - Handbrake cables q Removing and installing (disc brakes/front wheel drive) ⇒ Page → Chapter q Removing and installing (disc brakes/four-wheel drive) ⇒ Page → Chapter q Removing and installing (drum brakes) → Chapter 11 - Handbrake warning switch
Item 11 is the switch.
Unfortunately it does appear that you need to remove the console or at least the rear part for access. If necessary I can post the notes for that if you want
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