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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Question: 2005 chev. malibu--push on brake, 1 brake light does not work. lamp is good

 

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mootie, 3.5L V6, Houston, TX, February 19, 2013, 07:14
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took a long time to diagnose. Wiring was not problem. diagnosis is a control module by repair shop. Seems like both tail lights would be a problem if this diagnosis was correct.

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    pushrod February 19, 2013, 08:59
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    My guess is sig. light ( multifunction) switch. Brake light circuit passes through this switch after the brake light switch and before going to the brake lights. If the signal light works wires and grounds are good. Signal light will still work while the brake light does not! Body modules RARELY fail. Never replaced one and have been doing this stuff a hell of a long time!

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    mootie, February 21, 2013, 06:59
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    Thank you for your quick reply. I will take answer to repair shop to make sure they checked this.

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    Spring Branch Imports from Spring Branch Imports, February 20, 2013, 14:54
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    Check the grounds, there are seperate ground in the circuit for the brake lights. It also has seperate circuits in the body control module.The body control module could have a fault in one circuit.

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    mootie, February 21, 2013, 06:59
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    Thank you for your quick reply. I will take your answer to repair shop to make sure they checked this.

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