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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 05:47 AM
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Re: High Mounted Stop Lamp Intermittent issue Solved!

I saw several malibu cars here that has the same problem. There should be a recall for this.
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Re: High Mounted Stop Lamp Intermittent issue Solved!

There is a recall related to that brake light, but have nothing to do with the light. It has something to do with the BCM module. Here is the link to the recall procedure. You might want to try it first.

It is very simple. Also if your cruise control does not work, that indicates the issue is at BCM. I actually had this BCM issue . When that occurred, my cruise control did not work either.

If all the stop lamps do not work, then check the STOP Lamp relay #49 in the fuse box under the hood.
If all that are checked ok, the problem is likely at the lamp. Take your time to try the procedure. The whole day if you need to. It is low risk. but can take time, depending on your skills.

You did not say how much the dealer quoted for the job. But I would bet it is something between $400 - $600. The lamp itself costs about $150. The labor is 2 hours. so it is worth trying..

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 08:02 AM
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Re: High Mounted Stop Lamp Intermittent issue Solved!

Dear JABIN,

As HOAHAI have written, take tour time and everything will be fine.

Be patient ans you will save a lot of money!

The PDF is very well done.

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Mine is now Fixed with a toothpick. Thank you Though I just learned that the Service Tech of who misdiagnosed my car, broke the rear dash's plastic behind the metal bar... that was held by a plastic screw... I'll never trust them again.
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Re: High Mounted Stop Lamp Intermittent issue Solved!

Great post I have the same issue and have had everything out up to the side panels. I was worried about them going back together, but I am going to try this.
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