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Mine was found on the stearing column near the brake pedal. Changing it did not solve my problem. Neither brake light in the fenders work. The brake light on the cab works. The courtesy lights do not work when I open the doors. The courtesy lights work when I use the remote to unlock the doors. We checked all fuses, lights. They are all good. My Chevy dealer has never heard of this problem but was willing to check it for a hefty fee.
It sounds as if the contact switch that controls the brake lights may be faulty or out of adjustment. Under the dash, look to where the brake pedal lever is suspended and you should see an electrical switch with a "plunger" that is ALMOST in contact with the pedal lever. This is the switch that senses when the brake pedal has been applied and activates the brake lights. It is, necessarily, a 'tight' adjustment. If it has slipped out of adjustment it may be sensing that the brakes are always 'on.' If not, then the switch may be worn out and needs to be replaced. The actual problem is your 3rd brake light. I had the same problem, my brake lights stayed on when it was out of Park. We replaced the brake light switch as recommended. Being very frustrated with the problem, I started to troubleshoot. We took off the 3rd brake unit and not only were the lights burned out, but the unit had started to melt. I went to a Ford Dealership and picked up the complete unit for just around $40.00. Now the problem has been solved. I hope this helps others.
how do you change the LCM on a 2000 Lincoln continential and where is it located In my 1998 the lighting control module is located under the dash to the right of the steering column. It is a black plastic box about 3" by 5" by 2" and clicking sounds can be heard from it when your blinkers are on. Remove the panel covering the area (2 plastic tabs), then the two 7mm screws fastening the LCM. Pull it out unplugging the wires clipped into it. According to Lincoln a replacement part is $700! I am not ready to make this purchase and hope my brake lights are not working due to another reason -- Are there any suggestions?
well ,it could be several things, i have heard of things like a varmit or animal eating away at the wires of a car or a shorted-circuit, blown fuse or fuse circuit.. but most often it as simple as a brake-switch gone bad...it is located most often just under the brake pedale in most vehicles. and usaually is less then $10 simple to replace. The BIG question, does your third brake light still work? If it does, check your turn signal switch. Primary brake lights are wired through the turn singal switch in order to cancel the break light when a turn singal is activated. I have never replace a turn singal switch on a Ford Focus so you should consult a repair manual on the proper procedure of replacing this switch, if it is deemed defective.
I don't think they can be shut off. I have heard on some cars that there is a way but I've never figured it out. If the day time running lights are on its own circuit you can turn it off by removing the fuse for the day time running lights. **** I believe if you pull up your E-Brake handle 1 click that disables the DRL's but your red brake light on the dash will be on. this should not affect your rear brakes at all... if anything, this will just make your brake pedal feel a little tighter.. Then start your car up AND CHECK YOUR H/L,s... Then you can have them on when you want them and not when you don't *******
Having the same problem with my 98 Mustang. Found the following answer on another site about 1990 Taurus. Might help: There is a solenoid in the shifter mechanism which prevents the shifter from being moved out of park until it is energized. The brake pedal switch closes when the pedal is depressed energizing the solenoid. With the ignition key in the run position, but without starting the engine, depress the brake pedal and listen for the click of the solenoid energizing. It is not very loud, so turn off the radio and blower. Also have someone tell you if the brake lights illuminate. If you hear the click, but cannot move the shifter, the solenoid may be out of adjustment or the lock out pin is jammed. The shift mechanism will have to be disassembled to determine the cause. If the click is not heard, but the brake lights illuminate, then the solenoid or the wiring to it is faulty. First have the wiring at the solenoid checked for voltage. If there is 12 volts at the solenoid, and the connector is intact, tight and free of corrosion, then the solenoid should be replaced. If there is no voltage at the solenoid, then trace the wiring back until the voltage discontinuity is found. If the click is not heard and the brake lights do not illuminate, the brake pedal switch is faulty or out of adjustment. The switch is mounted to the brake pedal bracketry under the instrument panel. Examine the switch and try to actuate it manually. If this illuminates the brake lights, then adjust the position of the switch so that the brake pedal arm contacts it and closes the switch when the brake pedal is depressed. If manually actuating the switch does not cause the brake lights to illuminate, examine the wiring and connectors to the switch for breaks and loose connections. If the wiring is intact, replace the switch. There is a manual override for when the vehicle requires towing and the battery is dead. Consult your owners manual for this procedure. Please let us know if this advice helps you solve your vehicle problems and if you have additional questions and observations. Also let us know what the final resolution is so that we may help others with similar problems.
The computer module on the 2002 Explorer Sport is not located in the drivers side rear panel, does anyone know where it is located? On a 2002 Explorer Sport if you are looking for your code or computer then you will have to disconnect the battery and the passenger side airbag cover pull it off and gently remove the airbag by sliding it be careful not to deploy it and there will be the computer directly in front of you the 5 yellow numbers are your key code and this is how you also access the computer, I have a2001 Explorer sport and this is where I found it. Which computer are you looking for? On the 1998 Explorer Sport? The Engine Control Module (ECM) or the Chassis Control Module (CCM) or the Airbag Module (Clock Spring)The answer that the Computer Control Module is under the Steering Column Airbag is the funniest thing I have ever heard. That is the Clock Spring. There is a module under the glove box on the kick panel on the Passenger Side of the 1998 Explorer Sport, behind that plastic molding you see just inside the door on the right-hand floor. It has a plastic clip that holds it in, just reach up to the top of it and tug it out. Be careful, no need to break it but it will come out. In some models it is located behind a metal bracket that holds it in and will need to be unbolted. As with any computer module, Match your S/N with the one you replace it with. We need to know which module is under the plastic cover on the passenger sidewall.
I am not sure what you mean by "black box." There was never any kind of tracking module, separate recording device, or anything like that from the factory on this car. I have heard that there are things that only engineers can access in the memory of the air bag module, is that what you mean? The air bag module is located under the center of the dash, but it's not like you can, or would want to remove it. Here is the list of all the modules in the module communication network on a 2002 Sable: Powertrain Control Module(PCM), Generic Electronic Module(GEM), Restraints Control Module or air bag module(RCM), Anti-lock Brakes Control Module(ABS), and Remote Climate Control Module(RCC). That is all the modules that communicate on both the Standard Corporate Protocol(SCP) and ISO9141 networks on that car. On the 2002 Sable, They weren't using a Contoller Area Network(CAN) yet, so there isn't another network, or modules. If someone installed some other device after the car was sold, then there is no telling where you would find that.
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