The light switch in my 1996 WV Jetta won't turn all the way. The lights work when i hold the switch in place but when I let go it goes back to off. What is going on?

Asked by Drangus Oct 13, 2017 at 02:42 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently after washing my 96 Jetta I noticed that my light switch wouldn't stay
in the on position. I turn it but it won't click into place. The lights themselves will
turn on when I hold the button in the on position but go off as soon as I let the
button go. I'd rather not drive around at night having to hold the button while
driving stick. Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer

Visit your local mechanic. The spring in your light switch is probably no longer usable.

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