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SOURCE: abs codes co281 & co265

the first of the two codes is for the brake light switch, the one that is under the dash attached to the brake rod and brake peddle. Not much to diag on that one, if its bad it's bad, and when it sets the code that means it's bad.
The second one is for the abs modual, it's under the truck on the drivers side. It is bolted to the top of the thing that has all of the brake lines going to it. MOST all of the time that code is set the modual is bad. It can be a little hard to get the bolts out they are torqs 20 or 25(i'm getting old). There are four of them holding down the modual. There are also a couple of connectors going to it. And some of the time it will blow the fuse for the abs under the hood(its in the underhood fues block). Make sure to clean off the modual before you pull it out. You don't want dirt getting in the solinoids for the BPMV(that's the thing it's bolted to).

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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

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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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Trouble Code PO504, we need a pin test or a wiring diagram. How do you diagnose and repair that code?


most likely cause is faulty brake light switch at the pedal

if can be adjusted needs to be replaced

Faulty stop lamp switch
Blown stop lamp bulb
Brake switch harness open or shorted
Brake switch circuit poor electrical connection

Read more: https://www.engine-codes.com/p0504.html

Apr 16, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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What will it take to correct? trouble shooting p1574 code shown on a 2006 HHR


DTC P1574 Stoplamp Switch Circuit
The cruise release switch is a normally closed switch. The stop lamp switch signal circuit is a normally open switch. When the brake pedal is released, the engine control module (ECM) detects a high voltage signal on the torque converter clutch (TCC) brake switch/cruise control release signal circuit and a low signal voltage signal on the stop lamp switch signal circuit.

Diagnostic Aids
In order to avoid a misdiagnosis, perform the following:
• Inspect for proper operation of the stop lamps. Refer to Exterior Lighting Systems Description and Operation .
• Inspect for proper adjustment of the stop lamps. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Adjustment .
• For an intermittent condition, refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections .

2
Do the stop lamps work properly?
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Stop Lamps Inoperative
3
Test the stop lamp switch signal circuit for an open or for a high resistance between the body control module (BCM) and the engine control module (ECM). Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 4
4
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the ECM. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES -- Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Replace the ECM. Refer to Control Module References for replacement, setup, and programming.
Did you complete the replacement?
YES - Go to Step 6
--
6
Use a scan tool in order to clear the DTCs.
Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Running the DTC.
Does the DTC reset?
Go to Step 2
System OK

Dec 28, 2016 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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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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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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I have a 2004 Silverado and when I open the passage door none of the inside lights come on but the drivers side does please help


The left and right front door courtesy lamps are controlled, and receive voltage and ground from the drivers door module (DDM) and the passenger door module (PDM) respectively. The body control module (BCM), DDM, and the PDM communicate through class II serial data for the lamp illumination commands and the door ajar switches.
The remaining courtesy lamps are controlled and receive voltage from the BCM. Voltage for the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit and the backup lamp supply voltage circuit is from the TBC B fuse in the instrument panel fuse block directly through the BCM to these circuits. A short to ground on either of these circuits will open the fuse. Ground is provided to the footwell lamps and all courtesy/reading lamps at G203. Ground is provided to the right middle and right rear door at G306. Ground is provided to the left middle and left rear door at G302.
There could be a DTC - diagnostic trouble code stored in the BCM
DTC B2615
The body control module (BCM) receives a ground signal from the door jamb, liftglass/liftgate if equipped, or courtesy lamp switches requesting courtesy/dome lamp illumination. When this occurs, the BCM directly sends a voltage through the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit illuminating the courtesy/dome lamps.
Voltage for the courtesy lamp supply voltage circuit as well as the backup lamp supply voltage circuit is from the left instrument panel fuse block TBC 2B 15-amp fuse directly through the BCM to these circuits
DTC B3801
The body control module (BCM) monitors the courtesy lamp switch signal circuit in order to determine when the courtesy/dome lamps should be illuminated. When the BCM senses that the courtesy lamp switch signal circuit is grounded when the switch is activated, the BCM will illuminate the courtesy/dome lamps.
Inspect the following related body control module (BCM), driver door module (DDM), and passenger door module (PDM) data parameters. Refer to Scan Tool Data List or Scan Tool Data Definitions for typical values and definitions:
?€¢
The courtesy lamp switch


?€¢
The interior lamp defeat switch


?€¢
The door ajar switches

Was a problem found?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 10

Oct 20, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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98 gmc jimmy Abs light on brake pedal shutters


your brake pads are worn out or there is no brake fluid left, OR as the codes relate to the signal recieved from the ABS brake sensors i'd start there by making sure the gap isnt glogged up with road dirt etc , all wheels and check the pads etc also the brake switch circuit is at issue , may need a further disgnostic to resolve these issues as could well be the ABS control unit (worst case senario)

Oct 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Abs codes co281 & co265


the first of the two codes is for the brake light switch, the one that is under the dash attached to the brake rod and brake peddle. Not much to diag on that one, if its bad it's bad, and when it sets the code that means it's bad.
The second one is for the abs modual, it's under the truck on the drivers side. It is bolted to the top of the thing that has all of the brake lines going to it. MOST all of the time that code is set the modual is bad. It can be a little hard to get the bolts out they are torqs 20 or 25(i'm getting old). There are four of them holding down the modual. There are also a couple of connectors going to it. And some of the time it will blow the fuse for the abs under the hood(its in the underhood fues block). Make sure to clean off the modual before you pull it out. You don't want dirt getting in the solinoids for the BPMV(that's the thing it's bolted to).

Oct 20, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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