Turn signal clicker clicks when I press on the brake pedal
Sometimes when I come to a stop to turn I notice that my turn signal clicker (the actual noise) does not click with the signal but clicks when I press and let off of the brake pedal. Sometimes my turn signal will also click very rapid like a bulb is out even though no bulbs are out. This does not happen all the time but seems to be happening more often lately. 2005 Chevy Colorado
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check the brake lamp/turn signal bulbs. sometimes in a dual filament bulb the filament will break and lay over on to the other, so when the turn signal is on and the brakes are applied, it just powers the circuit by-passing the flasher
Kevin , this is a very complex way of stoplamp control , I will post GM service Description and Operation of how they work an let you deside if you want to tackle this ! Do the center high mount brake lights work ?
The brake pedal position sensor is a resistive device used to sense the action of the driver's application of the brake pedal. The brake pedal position sensor provides an analog signal that will increase as the brake pedal is pressed.
The brake pedal position sensor receives both a 5-volt reference voltage and a low reference signal from the electronic brake control module (EBCM). When the brake pedal is pressed, a variable signal is applied from the brake pedal position sensor to the EBCM through the brake sensor signal circuit. The fuse block left rear supplies battery positive voltage to the bass relay switch through the BASS fuse. One side of the bass relay coil is permanently grounded at G402. The EBCM supplies voltage to the bass relay coil upon receiving the signal from the brake pedal position sensor. The switch contacts of the bas relay close and battery positive voltage is applied through the bas relay switch to the center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL), and to the turn signal/hazard flasher module through the stop lamp switch signal circuit. The ground for the CHMSL is applied from G402. The turn signal/hazard flasher module then supplies voltage to the left and right stop lamps in the tail lamp assemblies that have ground at G401 and G402. For export vehicles the stop lamps receive battery positive voltage directly from the bass relay.
There could be a code stored in the EBCM - electronic brake control module - DTC B3903 Stop Lamp Relay Circuit
DTC C0278 Brake Pedal Position Sensor Not Calibrated
there are several other codes that pertane to the brake lights . you could try Replaceing the bas relay !
Fuse Block - Left Rear
In the passenger compartment, under the left side of the rear seat at carpet.
Check the brake light switch on the brake pedal. Sounds like it slipped out of adjustment. When pedal is depressed, the button on switch will extend and be on to pass current to the bulbs.
Also, you need to figure out the tail lights: those two filament bulbs are for park lights and for brakes/turn signals. One filament is for the parks, the other filament is for both brake and turn signals. American cars have the brake lights wired through the turn signal switch- from the brake light switch on the brake pedal to the turn switch, and then out to the rear bulbs for brakes and, or turn signals.
How have you tested this? If you are just looking for the stop or brake light, you need to test by pressing the break and probing the same pin as the turn signals as the vehicle does not have separate brake and turn signals. However, If the problem is that you have no signal for the electric brakes on your trailer. You must have a brake controller installed. If there is one installed probe the blue wire coming out the back end of it and press the brake to be sure there is brake output. It is possible for a controller to go bad, and not output anymore.
I wrote an imformative article on diagnosing wiring problems. Click here to read.
THE 3RD BRAKE LIGHT DOES NOT GO THROUGH THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH.ASSUMING THE 3RD BRAKE LIGHT BULB IS GOOD.U SHOULD CHECK THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ON THE BEAKE PEDAL.SHOULD BE POWER GOING IN & POWER OUT WHEN U ARE IN THE BRAKE