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Old 06-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #21
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why not run power to the switch and see if they work that way then if they do then find out where you power has gone to
how? by running a hot wire from the battery? is that too much current coming straight off the battery? ill try anything at this point
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #22
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well thats just it i dont know what it needs to be let me see if i can info on that mine dont work as well but i have not checked anything out yet
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well thats just it i dont know what it needs to be let me see if i can info on that mine dont work as well but i have not checked anything out yet
i pulled the switch already and ran a jumper from each wire to the plug and nothing, so i tested the wire and had no power i tried with key off and on and in neutral and reverse with key off and on also with the headlights off and on.
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by reading tons of posts it appears that most people solve their problem by simply replacing the switch. i may replace it anyway but i feel like the problem is deeper than that since i get no current to either of the wires in the plug going to the switch.. ive also heard people talking about another switch under the shifter boot?? perhaps in a different model or transmission?
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well i have a 2003 zx3 and i have looked under the boot and i did not see anything so on my car its on the trans but i will check tomorrow if im getting any power to the switch and let you know
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The reverse switch is just that a switch. It will not have power. It passes power thru it. Put your tester on volt DC. One test lead from the test meter on the batter + and one test lead on one of the conducters of the switch. If it reads 0V the move the + test lead to the ( - ) side of the batter and test both conductors. You will have to have the key switch to "on" to get power to the switch. If you put both potinals on the switch, you will either ruin the switch if its good, melt the wire, or ruin something else tied to the switch.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #27
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Read this post. I have same problem. Did you find anything? I've done all you've done plus checking the pop up inside the transmission that presses the ball bearing switch while the sensor was removed. I'm stuck too. Please share if you figure it out. I'll do the same on my end.
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