When I press the brake pedal the brake lights come on sometimes and sometimes not. But if I press the hazard lights button and release they will work for awhile. Does my problem lie in the switch on the brake pedal or in the column?
The STOP LPS fuse supplies battery positive voltage (B+) at all times to the stop lamp switch. When the brake pedal is depressed, CKT 17 supplies battery positive voltage (B+) to the VEH STOP and the CHMSL fuses causing the lamps to light.
Using a test light check both sides of the brake switch when the lights don't work. If you don't have voltage at both sides of the brake switch then you probably have a bad brake switch.
Get back to me if you need more diagnostic help.