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Can I start by getting your VIN? Thank you!
Thank you for that information. NO problem. I understand where your coming from. Do you need a wiring diagram for this circuit?
Will do! Just so I make sure I get the correct wiring diagram for you, I want to be clear what we are going after. The drivers brake light is not working correct? Also the rear drivers turn signal is not working correct?
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This problem is caused by one of three things. A bad Body control module (as it controls power to these lights), a wiring issue to this circuit or a code or codes stored in the BCM. Before replacing or spending time testing, I would first check for codes in the Body control module and or by clearing the memory in the body control module. If there are any stored codes, the BCM may not power up this circuit going to the left rear. So either disconnect the battery for about 10 minutes and or use a scan tool to clear codes in the BCM and go from there.
If the problem remains after clearing the codes, check the wiring and replace the BCM as needed.
Here is a wiring diagram for this circuit. It is spread over two pages.
If you have not had the vehicle plugged into with a full blown scan tool or if the battery has not been disconnected, then the BCM has not been cleared. It will need a more expensive scan tool to read the BCM. A cheap pocket scanner or code reader will not do the trick.
Checking to see if the lights work after disconnecting the battery or by checking to see if there are any codes in the BCM after clearing them
Then i would just clear the codes by disconnecting the battery and checking to see if the lights work.
Sounds good.. no problem. I will be looking forward to your reply.
Ok, then I would rule out a wiring issue to the left rear as your next step and then possibly replace the BCM if needed.
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The BCM is failry expensive. I cannot look up the price for the part without the VIN number. YES, there is some labor and programming once it is installed.