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Mine had this issue as well but it got to the point where it wouldn't go away. It could be any of the switches, rear brake, clutch, or front brake that could cause this. Mine happened to be the front brake switch. There are two switches in that housing. One triggers the brake light and the other is for the cruise. The housing that they're in contains a spring and plunger assembly and the two switches. The switches are both sealed so there is no way to get something in them to free them up. Shooting something in that assembly may help with the spring and plunger bit movement but not the microswitches. I ended up replacing it to the tune of around $130 which seems pretty steep for what it is honestly.

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With 2013-up, my theory, the clutch/brake switches got sensitive to dirt, and the cruise and TCS added complexity as all the wheel sensor signals are now used by three systems... cruise, TCS and ABS. So switches and sensors take a little more attention to be clean.

Whether the ECU and ABS ECU get confused at times, who knows, but an ignition OFF/ON cycle seems to work occasionally. Once I cleaned my switches, that seemed to alleviate things.

Same with ABS, occasionally it would flash as well and an ignition cycle would cure it for a while. Eventually replaced a rear sensor with a new one (I had one in my stash), and for some reason, that fixed it, unknown why.

Bottom line, the system is sensitive....

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Mine had this issue as well but it got to the point where it wouldn't go away. It could be any of the switches, rear brake, clutch, or front brake that could cause this. Mine happened to be the front brake switch. There are two switches in that housing. One triggers the brake light and the other is for the cruise. The housing that they're in contains a spring and plunger assembly and the two switches. The switches are both sealed so there is no way to get something in them to free them up. Shooting something in that assembly may help with the spring and plunger bit movement but not the microswitches. I ended up replacing it to the tune of around $130 which seems pretty steep for what it is honestly.
How did you determine which switch was bad/causing the problems?

I know one of mine is crapping out intermittently I just don't know which one.

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I've got a new set of tires to mount, and I'm planning to clean the wheel sensors at that time, and I'll go ahead and spritz the brake and clutch switches at that time. The problem is that it'll be months before I know if I fixed it or it just hasn't decided to screw up again .... yet.
The sensors are magnetic. Am at loss how cleaning would do any good. Have never seen mine get dirty.

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You all with your fancy-pants cruise control!

My cruise control is my sore twisted wrist! And I like it!

I do have that bar end twist suicide thingy, but never use it.

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How did you determine which switch was bad/causing the problems?

I know one of mine is crapping out intermittently I just don't know which one.
My brake light was staying on intermittently at first and then pretty much all the time. I couldn't reproduce the issue with the brake pedal and I cleaned and lubed the brake lever eliminating that as the problem. Ultimately, I took the front brake switch housing apart and could easily determine that the microswitch controlling the brake light was faulty.

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The sensors are magnetic. Am at loss how cleaning would do any good. Have never seen mine get dirty.
Yeah, I feel sort of the same. But what the heck; I figured I'd spritz them with some contact cleaner anyway

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You all with you fancy-pants cruise control!

My cruise control is my sore twisted wrist! And I like it!

I do have that bar end twist suicide thingy, but never use it.
Hey, we've got that too, in addition to electronic. And .... if our electronic stops working we still have the wrist controlled one to fall back on
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Hey, we've got that too, in addition to electronic. And .... if our electronic stops working we still have the limp, unexercised wrist .....
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The sensors are magnetic. Am at loss how cleaning would do any good. Have never seen mine get dirty.
OK back to basics. The raw aluminum housing the sensors mount into corrode, the white corrosion bridges to the metal sensor causing a bridge the electronics don't tolerate much. You clean the housing and the sensor, then smear a bit of silicone or dielectric grease to slow down that corrosion.
Several have found they can't remove the sensors because the corrosion has to be broken free (penetrating fluid) first.

If you're lucky, you haven't had the corrosion. I'd clean and grease them before that happens as preventative medicine.

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