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I just did this on my mk4 jetta awhile ago, so I figured the same idea would apply. It took me less than 20 mins to do. Since I had the soldering iron out for the independent fog light mod I figured I would give this a shot.
Well here goes..
You need:
6" of copper wire max...you'll use about 2" of it.
Soldering iron
Soldering wire (soft lead wire)
wire stripping device (scisors work great)
I used a test light to check which metal strips to tap, I did that part for you so you shouldn't need one.
I had extra fuses cause I blew 3 when I taped the wrong strips first..You shouldn't need any http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
So take out your bulb holders, pass. side is cake. Driver side is too, just open the cubby hole, take out jack box, reach back.
Then you solder a wire from the 2nd to last outside to the 2nd to the inside on the passenger side holder like this:

Then do the driver side, but the strips you solder are different as shown in pic:
Not like this: you'll blow fuses and stuff


But like this:


Hook em back up, test for functionality:

Bing!! Brake light City!!
 

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Re: (ProjektMK2)

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Great DIY.. nicely explained and illustrated.. now only if i had a soldering iron! LOL!

they do have little solder kits that don't require an iron http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
just go to the hardware store http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
probably like $4 http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
*thanks pagermancarlover et all http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (20VTURBOSpoolMeUp!)

good job man, like the "don't do it this way" part
IKE FOR DIY GUY OF THE YEAR.
 

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your a Genious
 

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Did you verify that your brake lights aren't permanently on when the rear fog light is switched on?
Exactly, i think you would need to soder in a diode going from break lights to the fogs to prevent break lights on all the time with rear fogs.
 
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