SFI SYSTEM, Diagnostic DTC:P0504

DTC Code DTC Name
P0504 Brake Switch "A" / "B" Correlation

DESCRIPTION

The stop light switch is a duplex system that transmits two signals: STP and ST1-. These two signals are used by the ECM to monitor whether or not the brake system is working properly. If the signals, which indicate the brake pedal is being depressed and released, are detected simultaneously, the ECM interprets this as a malfunction in the stop light switch and sets the DTC.

Tech Tips

The normal conditions are as shown in the table below.

Signal Brake Pedal Released In Transition Brake Pedal Depressed
STP OFF ON ON
ST1- ON ON OFF

  • [OFF] denotes ground potential.

  • [ON] denotes battery potential (+B).

  • On the intelligent tester, both the Data List items Stop Light Switch and ST1 are ON when the brake pedal is depressed because the ST1 indication characteristic is opposite to the Stop Light Switch indication.

DTC No. DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area
P0504

Conditions (a), (b) and (c) continue for 0.5 seconds or more

(1 trip detection logic):

(a) Ignition switch is turned to ON

(b) Brake pedal is released

(c) STP signal is OFF when ST1- signal is OFF


  • Open or short in stop light switch signal circuit

  • Stop light switch

  • STOP fuse

  • IGN fuse

  • ECM

WIRING DIAGRAM

A00OL65E04

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Note

Inspect the fuses for circuits related to this system before performing the following inspection procedure.

Tech Tips


  • Read freeze frame data using the intelligent tester. The ECM records vehicle and driving condition information as freeze frame data the moment a DTC is stored. When troubleshooting, freeze frame data can help determine if the vehicle was moving or stationary, if the engine was warmed up or not, if the air fuel ratio was lean or rich, and other data from the time the malfunction occurred.

  • STP signal conditions can be checked using the intelligent tester.


    1. Connect the intelligent tester to the DLC3.

    2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and turn the tester on.

    3. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine and ECT / Data List / Stop Light Switch.

    4. Check the STP signal when the brake pedal is depressed and released.

      Brake Pedal Operation Specified Condition
      Depressed STP signal ON
      Released STP signal OFF

PROCEDURE


  1. CHECK STOP LIGHT SWITCH ASSEMBLY (TERMINAL VOLTAGE)


    1. A00OL1JE03
      Text in Illustration
      *1

      Front view of wire harness connector

      (to Stop Light Switch)

      Disconnect the stop light switch assembly connector.

    2. Turn the ignition switch to ON.

    3. Measure the voltage according to the value(s) in the table below.

      Standard Voltage
      Tester Connection Switch Condition Specified Condition
      A1-2 - Body ground Ignition switch ON 11 to 14 V
      A1-3 - Body ground Ignition switch ON 11 to 14 V
    4. Reconnect the stop light switch assembly connector.


    NG
    OK
  2. INSPECT STOP LIGHT SWITCH ASSEMBLY


    1. A00OK0JE03

      Remove the stop light switch assembly.

    2. Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

      Standard Resistance
      Tester Connection Switch Condition Specified Condition
      1 - 2 Switch pin not pushed Below 1 Ω
      Switch pin pushed 10 kΩ or higher
      3 - 4 Switch pin not pushed 10 kΩ or higher
      Switch pin pushed Below 1 Ω
    3. Reinstall the stop light switch assembly.


    NG
    OK
  3. CHECK ECM (STP AND ST1 - VOLTAGE)


    1. A00OJUEE56

      Disconnect the ECM connector.

    2. Turn the ignition switch to ON.

    3. Measure the voltage according to the value(s) in the table below.

      Standard Voltage
      Tester Connection Brake Pedal Operation Specified Condition
      A40-35 (ST1-) - Body ground Released 11 to 14 V
      Depressed Below 1.5 V
      A40-36 (STP) - Body ground Released Below 1.5 V
      Depressed 11 to 14 V
    4. Reconnect the ECM connector.


    NG
    OK