would brake fail cause limp-home mode?

I was perusing a dashboard wiring diagram for my jalopy, and noticed that
the brake fail lamp connects not only to the master cylinder switch
and lamp check relay, but also to the ECU. Would this be so that the ECU
would limit the speed of the car if brakes died?
Reply to
pedro1492
My guess is that the master cylinder sensor is connected to the ECU so that it can turn on the warning lamps. My guess is that the ECU turns on allor most of the warning lamps.
Reply to
dsi1
In this car the brake fail bulb is turned on directly by master cylinder switch. The ECU only controls a few lamps like "engine", low fuel.
Reply to
pedro1492
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You could try disconnecting the master cylinder switch and forcing the ligh t to come on and see if there's any speed capping. My guess is that the car companies don't want you to limp-home if your brake fails so no limp-home program is implemented when this occurs. Of course, what's the worst that c ould happen? I limped home when my brakes failed. Going over the mountain w as scary!
Reply to
dsi1
ght to come on and see if there's any speed capping. My guess is that the c ar companies don't want you to limp-home if your brake fails so no limp-hom e program is implemented when this occurs. Of course, what's the worst that could happen? I limped home when my brakes failed. Going over the mountain was scary!
I tried shorting the oil pressure switch, and it cut off the injectors, i.e. stopped engine. So they don't want you to limp home with no oil in sum p.
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pedro1492

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