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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: #PIC5862: Battery Goes Dead and/or Unwanted Brake Lights - (Oct 21, 2013) Low Voltage Battery

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Subject:Battery Goes Dead and/or Unwanted Brake Lights

#PIC5862: Battery Goes Dead and/or Unwanted Brake Lights - (Oct 21, 2013) Low Voltage Battery

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The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) describedin this PI.

Condition/Concern

A customer may comment that the vehicle brake lights remain ‘On’ with the vehicle‘Off’ and parked and/or the vehicle battery goes dead.

Recommendation/Instructions

A possible cause may be the installation of an aftermarket mechanical theft deterrentdevice that interacts with the brake pedal. Such mechanical theft deterrent devicesthat mechanically attach to the brake pedal may move the pedal from its ‘released’position. Any movement of the pedal from the ‘released’ position could create theconcerns of unwanted brake light illumination and/or dead battery.

Prior to replacing any parts, confirm with the customer whether they use any typeof aftermarket mechanical theft-deterrent device that uses or attaches to the brakepedal.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step.If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remainingsteps do not need to be performed.

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