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I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Track off light and ABS light and Sevice Vehicle Soon light stays on all the time. Sometimes the emerge light comes on.(i, P light). For the Service Vehicle light, I unscewed the fuel cap and put it back on but the service light still comes on. I even lubed the O-ring on the fuel cap. But sometimes the parking brakes comes on. Pulled on the emerge brake and put it back to norm position, still brake light stays on. Stll all thre lights stays on. Car seems to run smoothly, brakes seem to work good. Brake pedal is normal feel.

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The traction control system works off of the abs system so there is a code in the abs module that needs to be pulled so you know were to start to check the system out.the service engine light is a different system all together and there is a code in the ecm that must be pulled so you know were to start to check to repair that system.you don`t say why you jumped to the conclusion that the gas cap set a code.the emergency brake light will come on if the e-brake is not all the way in the off position(something may be holding the lever up just enough to put the light on.the switch could be misadjusted and needs to e readjusted.

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