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My high level brake light has packed up, all leds are out yet there is no fault warning on the dash - Does anyone know why the system does not pick up this fault?

Also, is the mk5 R32 high level brake light the same part number as the mk5 GTI - i.e. 1K6 945 097F ??

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Not even sure it's connected to the system as VW don't see it as a serviceable part plus it being LED and drawing a relatively low current compared to normal tungsten bulbs it's failure might not trigger the system anyway.
 

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OK, thanks for repsonses..

I rang VW and the mk5 R32 high level brake light is the same part number as the mk5 GTI - i.e. 1K6 945 097F - ordered £46 inc VAT will be in tomorrow.
 

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To get this brake light out properly im pretty sure you need to remove the spoiler which i dont think is an easy job.

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To get this brake light out properly im pretty sure you need to remove the spoiler which i dont think is an easy job.

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Yes, the spoiler is bonded on and difficult to remove without doing damage. VW recommend you do this to replace the high level brake light but you can replace it without spoiler removal, by breaking out the old one carefully and popping the new one in.

Sadly it's a very common failure on the MK5

http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121067.0
 

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there is a guide on the net to just break the the light out with out removing the spoiler
I posted a link to it in my post above.
 
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