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2004 chevy impala brake light isses switch has been replaced and so have fuses and bulbs still no lights


Do you know how to test using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ? Is there B+ voltage going into the brake light switch ? An coming out when the brake pedal is pressed ? What fuse's ? There is only one fuse for the brake lights !
The BRAKE SW fuse in the RH I/P fuse block supplies battery positive voltage to the normally-open stop lamp switch. When you press the brake pedal the switch contacts close and battery positive voltage is supplied to the left and right stop lamp assemblies and to the center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL). The left and right stop lamp along with the CHMSL are grounded at G302.
Do you know about the right insturment panel fuse box ?
Stop Lamps Inoperative
Step
Action
Yes
No
Schematic Reference: Exterior Lights Schematics
1
Did you perform the Lighting System Diagnostic System Check?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems
2
Press the brake pedal.
Do all of the stop lamps illuminate?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Are all the stop lamps inoperative?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 7
4
Inspect the BRK SW fuse.
Is the fuse open?
YES - Go to Step 14
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Disconnect the stop lamp switch.
Using a test lamp connected to ground, probe the battery supply voltage circuit of the stop lamp switch connector.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 13
6
Install a fused jumper between the battery supply voltage circuit and the stop lamp switch signal circuit of the stop lamp switch connector.
Do the stop lamps illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 12
NO - Go to Step 17
7
Determine if the center high mounted stop lamp is inoperative or the stop/turn lamps are inoperative.
Are the stop/turn lamps inoperative?
YES - Go to Step 8
NO - Go to Step 9
8
Do the turn lamps operate normally?
YES - Go to Step 17
NO - Go to Turn Signal Lamps and/or Indicators Inoperative
9
Disconnect the center high mounted stop lamp.
Using a test lamp connected to ground, probe the stop lamp switch signal circuit of the center high mounted stop lamp at the harness connector.
Press the brake pedal.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
YES - Go to Step 10
NO - Go to Step 15
10
Using a test lamp, probe between the stop lamp switch signal circuit and the ground circuit of the center high mounted stop lamp with a test lamp.
Press the brake pedal.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 16
11
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the center high mounted stop lamp. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 20
Go to Step 19
12
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the stop lamp switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 20
Go to Step 18
13
Repair a open or high resistance in the battery supply voltage circuit of the stop lamp switch. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
14
Repair a short to ground in one of the following circuits:
• The battery supply voltage circuit of the stop lamp switch
• The stop lamp switch signal circuit of the stop lamp switch
Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
15
Repair a open or high resistance in the stop lamp switch signal circuit of the center high mounted stop lamp. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
16
Repair an open or high resistance in the ground circuit of the center high mounted stop lamp. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
17
Repair an open or high resistance in the stop lamp switch signal circuit of the stop lamp switch. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
18
Verify the stop lamp switch adjustment. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Adjustment . If OK, replace the stop lamp switch. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Replacement .
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
19
Replace the center high mounted stop lamps. Refer to High Mount Stop Lamp Replacement .
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 20
--
20
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

Jun 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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03 cadilliac deville brake lights won't come on


test brake light switch --underdash on bracket attached to brake pedal

Jun 06, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2007 yukon denali xl, I got my front brakes and right wheel hub changed. When he got doney brake lights in the back of the truck wI'll not shut off. Brake light switch did nothing to help..


Who put the front brakes an wheel hub bearing on the vehicle ? A qualified repair shop ? A friend ? The front brakes an wheel hub would have nothing to do with the brake lights . An the brake light switch is an input to the BCM - body control module .
Stop Lamps
When the driver presses the brake pedal, the switch contacts open and battery positive voltage is interrupted to the BCM. The BCM then supplies voltage to both the turn/stop lamp supply voltage circuit and trailer rear turn/stop lamp supply voltage circuits. The BCM also supplies voltage to the CHMSL though a dedicated circuit.
I suggest you take it back to who did the front brakes , or a quailfied repair shop .
DTC B3445 00: Stop Lamp Circuit - DO you know what a DTC is ? diagnostic trouble code !
Diagnostic Fault Information
Circuit
Short to Ground
Open/High Resistance
Short to Voltage
Signal Performance
Stop Lamp Supply Voltage
B3445 00
--
Stop Lamps Inoperative
Stop Lamps Always On
Circuit/System Testing
Disconnect the stop lamps and test the individual stop lamp assemblies for internal shorts between all terminals.
? If a short between terminals is found, replace the stop lamp socket or circuit board as applicable.
Test the stop lamp supply voltage circuit for a short to ground.
? If all circuits/connections test normal, replace the BCM.

Nov 09, 2016 | 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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2003 trailblazer when I had it tested they said the following pump motor circuit is open and the lamp switch circuit


P0300 is a random engine misfire code . could be a few different thing's causing this, low fuel pressure , low fuel volume , vacuum leak's , dirty fuel injectors . dirty fuel filter etc...
DTC C0267 or C0268 and C067 or C068 ( EBCM is the electronic brake control module )
The EBCM applies the ground needed for pump motor activation. The low side of the pump motor has a feedback circuit to the EBCM. When the pump motor is commanded OFF and at rest, feedback voltage is high. When the pump motor is winding down after being commanded ON and then OFF, feedback voltage is low. The EBCM monitors this feedback voltage in order to determine if the motor is functioning properly.
DTC C0281 or C081
The stop lamp switch signal informs the electronic brake control module (EBCM) when the brake pedal is pressed.
Do you fix cars for a living ? If not your best bet is have a qualified repair shop fix it !

Jul 24, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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My brake lights are staying on even when I unplug the brake light switch


The brake light switch is an input to the BCM - body control module , do you know about BCM'S - electronic module ?
Stop Lamps
When the driver presses the brake pedal, the switch contacts open and battery positive voltage is interrupted to the BCM. The BCM then supplies voltage to both the turn/stop lamp supply voltage circuit and trailer rear turn/stop lamp supply voltage circuits. The BCM also supplies voltage to the CHMSL though a dedicated circuit.

could have DTC'S stored in the BCM
DTC B3445 00: Stop Lamp Circuit
Circuit/System Description
The stop lamp switch is used to sense the action of the driver application of the brake pedal. The body control module (BCM) provides a low reference signal and a B+ reference voltage to the stop lamp switch. When the stop lamp switch contacts close indicating the brakes have been applied, the BCM will apply battery voltage to stop lamp relay control circuit and the center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL). When the stop lamp relay receives battery voltage from the BCM, the relay coil is energized and the stop lamp relay switch contacts close applying battery voltage to the STOP LAMPS fuse to illuminate the left and right stop lamps.

DTC C0277 00: Brake Pedal Position Sensor Calibration Not Learned
DTC C0297 00: Brake Applied Output Circuit
DTC C0890 00: Device Voltage Reference Output 3 Circuit Voltage Out of Range

In the event that DTC C0277, C0297, or C0890 sets as current in the body control module (BCM) is an indication of a possible internal BCM malfunction or programming error. There are no external circuits available to diagnose on this vehicle with respect to these DTCs.
Your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop or the Cadillac dealer.

Jul 17, 2016 | 2008 Cadillac Escalade

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Engine Code B0281


there is no B0281 only a c0281 and that is your abs is malfunctioning because of the brake lamp switch. check connection on switch if it is fine you need a new switch

Mar 15, 2013 | 2001 GMC Yukon

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C0281 code


the c0281 code on a gm truck is the abs ECBM has lost the voltage to it when the brake pedal is not depressed. so if you are going at a speed above 10-15MPH and the ECBM looses the 12 volts to it ,when the brake pedal is NOT depressed ,, then this code gets generated. the brake switch has a 12 volt feed to the abs switch contact connector. the other side of this switch goes to the other connector pin. these switches wear out get dirty with time. replacing the switch or if your up to it take the switch apart and clean the contacts with a fine abrasive material to remove the oxidation. if pitted or worn replace the switch. one wire is brown the other is purple. working the brake pedal watching the volts is easy way to see if the voltage is steady when you wiggle the brake pedal.. driving on a rough road with a bad switch usually gets it acting up.

Mar 07, 2013 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

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I have code C0281 WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I FIX THE PROUBLEM


This C code is what is designated as a Chassis code . The specifc code is a generic and means

C0281 - Brake Switch Circuit:

It indicates a problem with the brake lamp circuit. Inspect the switch and circuit.

Code C0281 is set if computer never sees the brake switch release after speeds above 15 mph during start-up.

Could be a sticky pedal or the calipers not releasing properly !

Hope that helps !

Dec 28, 2009 | 2000 GMC Yukon

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1990 Toyota Coaster Bus


When a lamp illuminates and causes a different circuit lamp to illuminate it usually means a bad earth/ground.
Basically the lamp with the defective earth is getting it's earth connection through the other circuit and thus causing that lamp to illuminate.
Your first steps should be to check the stop light lamp holders for cleanliness and good contact and then the nearest earth/ground point for the stop lamps.

Jul 30, 2008 | Toyota Passenger Cars & Trucks

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