Question about 2005 Chevrolet Aveo
My stepdaughter has great difficulty shifting from park to reverse (reverse to drive, drive to park, etc., ok). according to her this happened before & that her brake lights were out at the same time (they are out now also). her mechanic told her he scanned for codes & an internal brake light code popped up. according to her the mechanic told her the replacement of the brake light switch (internal brake light switch?) corrected both problems. if that's the case now, where is this switch located & how difficult is it to replace. is access to it fairly easy & are special tools needed? also do i have to remove anything in the way to get to it & level of difficulty thanks,benny p.s. i think the engine is a 1.3 liter. the transmission is auto. i'm pretty sure only 1 engine & transmission was offered on this model.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check ABS system for codes. I have an '03 Silverado and have a faulty EBCM( Electronic Brake Control Module, "ABS module"). Can't reset anything. Only replacement of EBCM will fix it. Incidentally, if you have to replace it, you can check on Ebay for a rebuilt unit. You shouldn't have an issue with your "base" braking system though, if this is the case. ABS is electronically controlled and with or without it, your brakes will still function. I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
There isn't one. This car has a "brake and throttle by wire" system and the brake light switch is inside of that. You have a bad brake position sensor. Figure $240 or so at a dealer.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 S10 service light is on
Yes advanced auto or autozone can reset this light with a scan tool for nothing. You can also do this yourself if you disconnect the battery cables for 5 minutes then reconnect them start your vehicle and let it idle with everything off including the radio and fan blower. Let it idle for 2 to 3 minutes to reset the computer. Provided there are no fault with your car the light will be off and stay off. If not then there is a problem and you would have to have it checked once again with the light on. I hope this helps. Don.t forget to rate my answer, thanks.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Hello Joe...The Aveo has had it shares of problems, and this is one of them....NHTSA issued several bulletins on the 04 Aveo...this following is the one pertaining to the shift interlock.....
Make : CHEVROLET Model : AVEO Year : 2004
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Service Bulletin Num : 070730007 Date of Bulletin: APR 01, 2007
NHTSA Item Number: 10022265
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE/TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK (REPLACE BRAKE TRANSAXLE SHIFT INTERLOCK (BTSI) SOLENOID). *KB
Take that bulletin number to your dealer and see if they can help.
Untill you can get it repaired heres a little tip for getting it out of park....There is a a little hole in front of their gearshift lever that can correct the problem, temporarily. It should say "brake interlock release" or something like that. With car running, put a key-size object into it and push down while moving the lever. It does not damage the transmission, it just releases the lock. (make sure your foot is on the brake)
Now for the brake light issue...do you have power at the switch you replaced? If so go to the relay and check there...if no power there it's probably a bad ground.
Also...you may or may not know, but the timing belts on these Aveos are prone to failure at aprox 50k ...these failures have caused severe engine damage.
Good luck...i hope the information i've provided you find useful.
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Posted on May 23, 2009
i had to replace mine. i went to www.rockauto.com and found them for $15 a piece. its actually really easy to do. drop the pan. at the back toward the driveshaft you will see 2 right next to each other. pop out the c clips and it should come right out. reverse those steps to put it back in.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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