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Old 03-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Brake Lights on 2011 Silverado

I have an old SMI Brake System mounted in my 2011 Silverado. The system uses the brake light to trigger the transmitter to tell me the brakes are on in the toad. Problem is in the Silverado the brake lights don't work without the ignition switch in ACC. However, that kills the battery. Has anybody come up with a solution?
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I'm not sure which brake you have. We have an Air Force One that we moved to the new Silverado. We had the same problem but it's easily solved. In ours I had to install an air pressure switch into the air line that powers the cylinder pulling the brake. The switch can be bought at NAPA. Sorry, but I don't have the NAPA part number, but a call to SMI tech assistance will get it for you. An easy hour job, and you don't have to stand on your head under the dash. Don't you just love Chevy with the computers?
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks. I have the old one that is the box that sits in front of the seat. Tech Service fixed it. Attach the brake wire to the blue wire on the box and the light comes on when the cylinder moves to pull the brakes.
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Glad you got it working.
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