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P0573 - Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3 What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Faulty Brake Switch
  • Misadjusted brake switch
  • Brake Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Brake Switch circuit poor electrical connection
What does this mean?

When is the code detected?

The P0573 codes is set when the stop light switch signal is too high.

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Stop light inoperative
  • Cruise control system inoperative

P0573 Description

When the brake pedal is depressed, the stop light switch sends a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). When the ECM receives this signal, it cancels the cruise control.
OBDII Code P0573 - Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High -

P0573 Information for specific makes

P0573 CHEVROLET Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 CHRYSLER Brake Switch 1 Stuck Off
P0573 DODGE Brake Switch 1 Stuck Off
P0573 FORD Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 GMC Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 LINCOLN Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 MERCEDES-BENZ Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 MERCURY Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High
P0573 MITSUBISHI Brake Switch 1 Stuck Off
P0573 SUZUKI Brake Switch Circuit 1 High Voltage
P0573 TOYOTA Cruise Control/Brake Switch 'A' Circuit High

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Repair Importance Level: 3
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Repair Difficulty Level: 2
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