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Does brake light switch affect cruise control?

Had cruise control module replaced, but it kicks off when driving

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Yes. The brake light switch has to be in good condition because it is one way to disable the cruise when driving.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

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Some cars have 2 swithes ,1 for brakes & one for cruise.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012

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    I only show one switch for this model Jack.

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The brake light switch shuts off the crusie.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

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SOURCE: 2005 malibu where is the brake light switch?

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

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SOURCE: ABS control module "brake fluid pump" runs constantly.

I do not know anywhere that can repair the module, and yes one from a salvage yard is a good idea.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: cruise control quit working today

Check for vaccum hoses attached to the cruise control module in engine compartment. These hose may be try rotted and your loosing vaccum when you activacte cruise control.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: brakes lights don't work, only 3rd brake light does.

If your third brake light is working, then we know it is not the brake switch. Get a test light and check to see if you have power at the light socket. If power is present possible bad ground. If no power, check connections inside of the trunk. Also choose a spot just behind the back seat to be sure that power is on the brake light wire, this will check for possible break along wire.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Was driving with cruise control

Will probablly require throttle body. electronis controlled.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb enter vehicle info. under system click on engine, then under subsystem click speed control. Click the search button then the blue link.

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