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The switch on the dash that raises and lowers accel and break

There is a switch on the dash that raises the break and gas pedal.Only the break pedal will come up or let down.Hope you can help.Thanks Donnie

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Most likely the motor that raises the brake pedal (and I know there is one) is defective, if it where the control switch neither pedal would move, and you say the brake does.

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