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Silverado C0161 brake lights stay on

Diagnose Silverado C0161 brake lights stay on The brake pedal switch doesn’t actually switch power to the brake lights; it only acts as a signal input to the body control module (BCM).  If the switch isn’t working properly, you can find a Silverado C0161 brake lights stay on condition. During a stop application, the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) see the brake pedal application via digital data from the BCM. The EBCM then monitors brake pressure, vehicle speed. It’s looking for increased brake pedal pressure and vehicle slowdown, or the … Read More

Brake lights don’t work

My brake lights don’t work and won’t shift out of park GM has issued a technical service bulletin #08-05-22-009B to address an issue of intermittent brake light operation (Brake lights don’t work), won’t shift out of park, cruise control doesn’t work, trouble codes C0131, C0161, or C0277. The TSB applies to the following vehicles: 2004-07 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 2005-09 Pontiac G6 2007-09 Saturn Aura Since the brake switch is involved in all of these symptoms, you may be tempted to replace it. Even after replacing … Read More


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