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Did you ever figure out or found a solution to the problem with the brake lights. I have the exact same issue...

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Yes, did. It turned out to be a short in the wires that powered the center brake light. This short caused power to be refed back through the brakelight switch and through the GEM. Once this was fixed everything started working again, including the cruise control.

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