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Cruise control brake and clutch pedal release switch for the cruise control broke, i have looked online, but i guess i don't know the proper name. will you please tell me the name so i can look them up online

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Brake light switch and clutch pedal switch. They may also call it the TCC switch. If you are calling a parts store and they don't know what your talking about then call another store. Your description is fine. how else could the question be answered. If you call around and it can not be found then it would end up being a dealer part only.

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As you have not stated the Model of Chev, nor the Year of Manufacture, I will give you some general possibilities:

* Blown fuse
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* Faulty brake switch
* Leaking vaccuum circuit
* Faulty cruise control switch
* Faulty stepper motor
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As with all electrical circuits, you should first check the FUSE.

However, from experience, the most common cause of inoperative Cruise control are:

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NOTE: depending on the year of your vehicle, your local Chev Dealership will be able extract the Cruise Control fault codes, stored in the Cruise Control Computer. This is always the fastest (and cheapest) way to identify the suspected component and will eliminate unnecessary "trial and error" labor costs. This test cannot be done by your typical garage and must be entrusted to your Chev approved service agent only, who will have the correct Scan Tool.





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The Cruise Control System will disengage when the PCM detects that a driver override function has been active for approximately 60 seconds .

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* A cruise control related DTC has been set.
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* The vehicle speed is too high, with fuel cut off.
* The system voltage is not between 9 volts and 16 volts .
* The Traction Control System (TCS) is active for more than 2 seconds .

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if you follow the brake pedal up under the dash you'll find two switches at the top of the pedal. (it may be one switch but I think its two). the top one would be for the cruise control. if the switch is loose it will cause the cruise control to think you're stepping on the brake and that will disengage the cruise control

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