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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Brake Warning System Description and Operation

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Brake Warning Indicator
Brake Warning Block Diagram

B80Park Brake SwitchB20Brake Fluid Level SwitchK9Body Control ModuleP16Instrument Cluster
Hard-Wired
Serial Data
B80 Park Brake Switch
B20 Brake Fluid Level Switch
K9 Body Control Module
P16 Instrument Cluster
(HW) Hard-Wired
(HW) Hard-Wired
(DA) Serial Data
(B80) B80 Park Brake Switch
(B20) B20 Brake Fluid Level Switch
(K9) K9 Body Control Module
(P16) P16 Instrument Cluster

The instrument cluster turns the brake warning indicator ON when the following occurs:

  • The instrument cluster performs the bulb check. The brake warning indicator illuminates for 5 s.
  • When the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) detects low brake fluid level it sends a serial data message to the instrument cluster, which will illuminate the red brake indicator.
  • The Body Control Module (BCM) detects that the parking brake is engaged. The instrument cluster receives a serial data message from the BCM requesting illumination.
Driver Information Center Messages

When the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) detects low brake fluid level it sets DTC C0267 and sends a serial data message to the Driver Information Center , which will display Brake Fluid Low message.

Brake System Warning Light
The vehicle brake system consists of two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is not working, the remaining circuit can still work to stop the vehicle. For normal braking performance, both circuits ...

Master Cylinder Bench Bleeding
Warning: Refer to Brake Fluid Irritant Warning. Caution: Refer to Brake Fluid Effects on Paint and Electrical Components Caution. Secure the mounting flange of the bra ...

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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories may be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: Audio System Power Windows Sunroof The power windows and sunroof will continue to work for up to 10 minutes or until any door is opened. The radio will work when the key is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACC ...

Scrub Radius Description
Ideally, the scrub radius is as small as possible. Normally, the SAI angle and the centerline of the tire and the wheel intersect below the road surface, causing a positive scrub radius. With struts, the SAI angle is much larger than the long arm/short arm type of suspension. This allows the S ...

Transmission Replacement (With 1.6L or 1.8L Engine)
Removal Procedure Remove the battery tray. Refer to Battery Tray Replacement. Without draining the coolant or removing the hoses, remove and position aside the radiator surge tank. Refer to Radiator Surge Tank Replacement. Remove the transmission range selector lever c ...

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