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Low idle speed in Drive when press brake pedal

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Hi Gents,

I am having a problem with a RAV4 2018 4WD, engine 2.5L, automatic gearbox.

The issue is with the idle speed when in Drive and press the brake pedal. In that circumstance the idle speed drops about 150 rpm , from 770 to 620 rpm aprox. ( it does not happen if the manual brake is applied )

I have cleaned the throttle body, have checked the brake booster for no leaks, vacuum lines, and the rear brake lights circuit ( presuming for a short circuit ), with no success.

It does not happen with headlights on or when the day/night sensor turns lights on or with A/C on, in other words the car compensates the extra charge from these consumers.
Only happens when lights are off and no other electrical consumers are on.

Any ideas? Programming issue? Is it normal? This is not something I cannot live with, but the car in these circumstances shakes a little bit.

Thanks for your help in advance
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Vacuum leak from booster is my guess. Especially if only happens when brakes are applied.

Good luck finding the issue and Happy Holidays
Hi, thanks for your answer.
Brake Booster has been checked and has no leaks. When you press brake pedal in neutral or in parking , there is no drop in idle speed.
When you press brake pedal in drive but you manually press the brake pedal switch ( wich is located below the dashboard ), there is no drop in idle speed either, so I relate the problem with the signal sent by the switch to the ECUs.

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