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 Post subject: Cant manually select gear in my EL?
Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:29 pm 
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The other day I was driving my EL and decided to manually change the auto down a gear and realised it wasnt doing anything, it kept going like it was still n Drive. None of the lower gears work at all.

Any ideas on whats going on?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:04 pm 
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Ur inhibitor switch is cactus. Try cleaning it up " the connections" or get a replacement its on the side of the Gearbox its white. its facing the passenger side.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:32 pm 
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put ur dash in diagnostic mode. on 8 is the gear position.i bet it reads 0.
when things are reals screwed it will come up with p or r when ur in d and then things rrealy get fun. thats my current problem. will try new switch today.

 

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