Good news.I think! :/
So the cruise tester came in and in a leap of joy I tore it open and got to work. Read the manual which I will recite the full passage for a certain part of the test procedure. I was working quickly part because im pumped to conquer this problem and part because it was raining! Anyways everything checked out until I got here:
Exerpt from tool:
" TESTING THE STOP LAMP SWITCHES (BRAKE/CLUTCH LED)"
" With the tester still connected between the cruise module and the harness, depress the vehicles brake pedal and observe the testers display. The BRAKE/CLUTCH light on the tester should TURN OFF and the LIGHTS LED should illuminate when the brake or clutch pedal is applied. The alternating BRAKE/CLUTCH and LIGHTS lamps on the tester indicate the proper opperation of the vehicles dual brake switches. If these tester lights do not illuminate when testing possible causes can be faulty CRUISE RELEASE SWITCH, BRAKE SWITCH or possible short or open between switch and cruise module."
okay now it took me 3 times to read that because theres a lot of variables at play here.
RESULTS: LIGHTS led ILLUMINATED without brake pedal depressed. Brake LED Goes out LIGHTS Stays lit when pedal depressed. I have confirmed the brake lights work left right and highmount and they are NOT illuminated when pedal is released.
So as strange as this is to me I cant imagine this causing a problem in only 5th gear
so here is what ive found (attachments) The ones labeled cruise release come in a pair and look like the clutch switch and one swich on the brake pedal
there looks to be a total of 3 switches in the vehicle
2 SEPARATE switches on the brake pedal and one on the clutch
the word "separate" is capitalized because theres actually 3 switches on the brake pedal. One of the switches has two connectors in which only one is hooked up; I would imagine the one that is not hooked up would be for an automatic trans possibly. (Attachment for brake switch illistrates what im talking about)
I have supposedly have all 3 switches in a cart incase this is resulted as the problem
( if the one "cruise release" includes 2 in a pack as customer support assured me.)
sorry for the huge novel sorry if its hard to follow. If any part of it is confusing let me know and I will re phrase!
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 2:35 AM