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Handbrake wiring?

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On my "95 300Tdi when hanbrake applied have lights on the dash but no lights at the rear. 

Can some adult please tell me where/which this wire runs fom and to?

Guessing from handbrake but surely must run into brake light wire somewhere?

Cheers Andy 

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the handbrake switch only lights the red light on the dash, there is no connection to the brake lights on rear of vehicle, its just a driver aid to as a reminder the park brake is on, the switch isn't big enough to power the brake lights as well, there is no legal requirement to have the rear brake lights lit when stopped with handbrake on.

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The handbrake isn’t linked to the brake lights. They are there to show footbrake operation.

So your system seems to be working as intended with the dash warnings there to show if you haven’t fully released the handbrake. 

Edited by Peaklander
Ha! Western in front by a nose 🙂

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Thanks guys......This is why i need to be accompanied by a grownup!

Oh well.... Now lets see what is the next problem i DON'T have!?! Hmmmmm

  • Haha 1

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