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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,152 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Golf lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282006

Golf 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,152 miles


Recently I had the same problem regarding the brake lights saying on after I turned off my 2003 Volkswagen Golf and they continued to stay on. I first experienced the right front headlight going out, then the left front light went out and I had to drive home with the high beams on. We replaced the headlights but the right front still would not work. I then had the problem of the brake lights. I had to disconnect the battery for fear of draining the battery or having an electrical fire. I had the car repaired. I continue to have electrical problems. I do not know if the car had similar problems because I bought the car used.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

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