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FEBRUARY 2009 -- GM is recalling 8,012 MY 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 vehicles. The brake lamps may not operate properly because of corrosion in a wiring connector. Corrosion in the connector could cause the brake lamps to illuminate when the brake pedal has not been depressed, or the lamps may not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. In addition, the cruise control may not engage, and greater brake pedal force may berequired to shift the vehicle out of PARK. Brake lamps that are not operating properly may not warn a driver in a following vehicle of the braking status and could lead to a crash without prior warning. Dealers will apply a dielectric lubricant to the connector to prevent corrosion. This service will be performed for you free of charge. The recall began on February 17, 2009. Owners may contact Pontiac at 1- 800-620-7668 or owner center at www.gmownercenter.com. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-054, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 09V-036
The speed control system consists of the following components:
anti-lock brake control module
brake pedal position (BPP) switch
clutch pedal position (CPP) switch or jumper
speed control actuator switches
speed control servo
speed control actuator cable
speed control indicator
brush assembly (Motorhome vehicles only)
control and spring brush assembly (Motorhome vehicles only)
Principles of Operation
The speed control system is designed to maintain vehicle speed above 40 km/h (25 mph). After the ON switch is depressed, depressing the SET/ACCEL or COAST switch will activate the speed control servo. To increase a set speed, either depress and hold for continuous acceleration, or momentarily tap the SET/ACCEL switch for 1.6 km/h (1 mph) acceleration increments. To decrease a set speed, depress and hold the COAST switch until the target speed is reached, or momentarily tap the COAST switch for 1.6 km/h (1 mph) deceleration increments. When the speed control system has been disabled by tapping the brake pedal, the RESUME switch can be depressed and the vehicle will return to the original set speed if the vehicle is traveling over 40 km/h (25 mph) and the OFF switch has not been depressed. NOTE: The deactivator switch is provided as an additional safety feature. Normally, when the brake pedal is depressed, an electrical signal from the brake lamp circuit to the speed control servo will deactivate the system. Under increased brake pedal effort, the deactivator switch will open and remove power to the speed control servo, releasing the throttle independently of the speed control servo. NOTE: The air bag sliding contact provides the electrical interface between the steering column wiring and the speed control actuator switches in the steering wheel.
The inputs to the speed control servo are:
vehicle speed signal
speed control actuator switches
brake pedal position (BPP) switch
clutch pedal position (CPP) switch (if equipped)
The outputs of the speed control servo are:
speed control indicator (Excursion and Super Duty)
speed control cable controlling the throttle position
Inspection and Verification NOTE: If any concerns are noted with the speedometer or horn, address those concerns by referring to their associated sections before continuing speed control diagnosis. NOTE: When in speed control mode, initial depression of the clutch pedal may cause a normal momentary increase of engine rpm. NOTE: If the vehicle is a diesel, refer to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.
Verify the customer concern by operating the speed control system.
Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage.
Visual Inspection Chart
Speed control cable
Speed control cable not attached to throttle
Central junction box (CJB) Fuse:
6 (15A) (Excursion)
8 (10A) (Motorhome)
13 (20A) (Excursion, Super Duty)
15 (5A) (Super Duty, Excursion)
28 (10A) (Super Duty, Motorhome)
Speed control actuator switches
Brake pedal position (BPP) switch
Clutch pedal position (CPP) switch (if equipped)
Speed control servo
Loose, corroded, or dirty connections
Bulb (Excursion and Super Duty)
If the fault is not visually evident, go to the Self-Test Diagnostics - Excursion or Super Duty (Excursion, Super Duty), or verify the symptom and proceed to the Symptom Chart (Motorhome).
Self-Test Diagnostics - Excursion, Super Duty WARNING: This test is a key on engine off (KOEO) test only that is conducted in park only with emergency brake fully engaged.
Enter Self-Test Diagnostics by depressing the speed control OFF switch while turning the ignition key ON, making sure the engine does not start and is not running. The speed control indicator on the instrument panel will flash once to indicate that speed control module entered the diagnostic mode. FIVE ADDITIONAL FLASHES AT THIS POINT INDICATE A DEFECTIVE SPEED CONTROL SERVO. Release the OFF switch.
Press the remaining switches in this sequence: ON, RESUME, COAST and SET/ACCEL.
IF THE "ON" SWITCH IS NOT DEPRESSED WITHIN FIVE SECONDS AFTER ENTERING THE DIAGNOSTICS MODE, THE MODULE TIMES OUT AND THE PROCEDURE MUST BE STARTED OVER.
The speed control indicator lamp will flash as each switch is depressed. Press each switch in the sequence immediately after the indicator light goes out for the previous switch.
A lamp flash with the last button (SET/ACCEL) indicates that the STATIC test passed. If the lamp does not flash with the last button and there are no additional flashes of the lamp, the switch is defective.
If the lamp does not flash with the last button, and additional flashes occur, follow the chart below for trouble codes:
2 Flashes - BPP defective, circuit is defective, brake applied, CPP switch or jumper (if equipped).
3 Flashes - Deactivator switch is open or circuit defective.
4 Flashes - Vehicle speed signal is out of range or circuit is defective.
Immediately after the STATIC test, the speed control servo does a DYNAMIC test by automatically actuating the throttle lever from 8 mm (0.315 in) to 12 mm (0.472 in) of travel from the idle position. During the DYNAMIC throttle pull, observe throttle movement to witness any binding or sticking of the speed control cable and correct connection of speed control cable to throttle lever. Make sure the THROTTLE RETURNS BACK TO IDLE POSITION.
Return ignition switch to the OFF position and proceed to the Symptom Chart.
the red brake light tells you you are low on fluid or that your parking brake is engaged....the abs light tells you your anti lock braking system is malfunctioning. get the car up to 40mph and SLAM on the brake pedal. the pedal should pulsate and the wheels should as well. if the wheels lock up and you slide to a stop, your antilockbrake system is malfunctioning and you should have a certified mechanic check it out......tires plus and midas both do free brake inspections.......
The usual problem with the park brake is the design of the rotor. The park brake is on the inside of the rotor. The drum area rusts inward onto the park brake shoe, wearing it out. Thus the pedal goes to the floor. I f you really need the park brake you will have to replace the rotors and the park brake shoes.
As far as the brake light goes, have the abs system checked for codes. You may have a wheel speed sensor issue. Have you had your recall done for the rust under the sensor issue?
Check to see that the emergency brake isn't engaged. This happened to me a couple weeks ago after I did some work on the dash and had to barely depress the pedal. Also verify your brake fluid is ok.
Hope this helps!