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Why does my 2006 colorado have two switches on the brake pedal. Which one goes to my brake lights? I need to connect to the cold side to enable my monitor light in the motor home to know when the aux brake actually pushes the brake pedal.

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The second switch is for the transmission, It unlocks the tranny to shift when the brake is depressed. the way to find out which is which, is pull the plug on one and see which one doesn't work anymore. Hope this helps.

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