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My third brake light stays on and runs battery down , what is prob.

My cruise control does,nt work

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SOURCE: brakes lights don't work, only 3rd brake light does.

If your third brake light is working, then we know it is not the brake switch. Get a test light and check to see if you have power at the light socket. If power is present possible bad ground. If no power, check connections inside of the trunk. Also choose a spot just behind the back seat to be sure that power is on the brake light wire, this will check for possible break along wire.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: cruise control no longer works. Cruise light comes

Make sure the cable from the cruise control motor to throtle is not broken or unattached.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Cruise control wont work with lights.

You have a short somewhere dude

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: ABS light came on while running down the highway.

I am gonna suggest that rent a scanner to have an idea what is causing it before do any further.. but if your at the house drinking beer with your friends and wanna just check what maybe causing it well lets start at the speed sensor all your wheel has its sensor for your ABS if one of them is out of spec it can turn off your ABS and traction control i may suggest that record all the reading use Ohm check the reading and compare to each other i cant give you numbers but if one of them is far from each other you just eliminate the problem...

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake lights not functioning and cruise control will not set.

Lift the pedal, and see if the light goes off, if it does, there is a switch on the pedal that is out of adjustment. If it does not go off, the switch could have fallen off, or it is broken. Anyways, it is under the dash, should be right up the brake pedal. First, try to adjust it, to get it closer to the brake pedal arm, if it doesn't go off, it should be bad, take it off, and take it to the auto parts place, they should be able to test it, with a multimeter.
This is probably why the cruise control does not work also, as when you drive down the road and hit the brakes, the cruise goes off.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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