P0573 Ford

Ford P0573 OBD-II Trouble Code Definition:

P0573 Cruise Control/Brake Switch A Circuit High

P0573 Ford OBD-II Trouble CodeDescription:

OBD Trouble Code P0573
Brake Switch “A” Circuit High
What does the code mean? OBD-ii Code P0573 definition:
When the brake pedal is depressed, the stop light switch sends a signal to the ECM. When the ECM receives this signal, it cancels the cruise control. A fail safe function is provided so that the functions normally, even if there is a malfunction in the stop light signal circuit. The cancel condition occurs as battery positive voltage is supplied to terminal STP. When the brake is on, battery positive voltage is normally applied through the STOP fuse and the stop light switch to terminal STP of the ECM, and the ECM turns the cruise control OFF. If the harness connected to terminal STP has an open circuit, terminal STP will have battery positive voltage and the cruise control will be turned OFF.
Symptoms Sumptoms of OBD code P0573
– Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) – Stop light inoperative – Cruise control system inoperative
Causes Causes of the OBD-II code P0573
– Misadjusted brake switch – Brake switch open or short circuit – Poor brake switch electrical connection – Failed brake switch The Error code is generally activated on detection of the following conditions: The P0573 codes is set when the stop light switch signal is too high.