99 venture brake switch shows 6 volts without pressing the brake
Hi my 99 venture shows 6 volts in brake switch without pressing the brake when ignition on(and 12 volt when you press the brake which is normal) because i am installing remote starter and it is not letting me program the remote(because there should not be any power without pressing the brake) need help thanks
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
It is most likely the problem is with the brake light switch above the brake pedal arm. Check for power there with a 12 volt test light. Without the brake pedal pressed one side of the switch will light the test light, when the brake pedal is depressed both sides of the switch connector will be hot. Let me know what you find. You can buy a 12 volt test light at any auto parts store for about $5
check to see if you blew a fuse your rav-4 has a switch that when you press on the brake it allows you to switch out of park but without pressing the brake you can't switch out off park. There should be an abs fuse or brake fuse or something of that order check it. Hopes it helps.
You have power at the fuse. The brake light switch has two wires on it, one is the supply from the fuse the other is to the lights, Check for volts at the switch (yes), bridge the two wires then follow the wiring checking for a live. Start at a light and work your way back up the loom checking all connecting sockets, has the vehicle a trailer socket, check the multi-plug where it picks up the wiring.
You need to test the "BOO" switch that controls the brake lights, it is located above the brake pedal and the brake pedal arm opens and closes the switch. It of course should be an open circuit with 12 volts at one contact without the application of the brake pedal and a closed circuit with the pedal pressed down (12 volts in and out), Adjust or replace the switch as the testing dictates.
The blocking bracket might be jammed. Stop the engine, nudge the car a little and try again to move the lever without pressing the brake pedal.
If this works move the lever several times to loosen the bracket, leave it in neutral, press the brake pedal and start the engine. Leave it running at idle for a while , till the oil heats up - 5-10 minutes , depending how cold is outside. Then repeat the lever movement till the efort becomes neglijable. If it doesn't or jams again take the car to the repair shop, it needs tinkering.
ok well you start with the most common, obvious, and easiest to repair.
3. bad relay
4. bad switch
5. open circuit
This is the best order to diagnose your problem with. not sure how electricly savy you are but my first test would be to check for voltage at the bulb. Get yourself a voltmeter, a test light might work but a volt meter can give you the exact reading. unplug the harness from the bulb or vise versa, have someone hold the brake down, stick your diodes into the terminals of the harness and get your reading. if no voltage pull some fuses... still nothin, my moneys on the wires...