I have an issue with my 2004 Infiniti G35 6MT. The other day the brake lights went on and won't turn off. After quite a bit of online research, I saw most people had the issue of the rubber bumper falling off that pushes in the stop light switch under the steering column. So I checked this and it was broken to pieces on the floor. I thought this would be an easy fix by putting a bolt in the hole, but first I wanted to see if the brake lights went off when I pushed the button. I slipped two quarters in between and went to check the lights and they are still on. I then thought the switch itself was broken. I removed this switch and tested it with a multi-meter and it is working properly. I even jumped the open connector with a spare wire and still the lights are on.
Maybe I'm missing something easy here. It seems highly unlikely that the rubber bumper would fall off at exactly the same time as an electrical issue arose. Also, the ABS, VDC Off and Slip lights turn on after driving down the road for 5 minutes. I was thinking that this was because the computer thinks that I am driving down the freeway with my brake pedal pushed in. One other symptom that arose several months ago is that the cruise control will not engage. I checked the clutch switch for this and the rubber bumper is intact on this, so I do not know why the cruise control is broken.
If anyone can help, please let me know.
Thanks for your time,