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 Post subject: Power/Economy Button Problem
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Discovered a problem with my EL Fairmont....
The power/economy button doesn't work. It doesn't even light up on the dash. Could it be something as simple as the button or could there be something wrong with the transmission? I checked all of the fuses and they are all fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power/Economy Button Problem
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:37 pm 
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My Econ light globe blew a little while ago, it might be as simple as that. If the transmission is doing the same thing with the switch in both positions (it's pretty easy to tell the difference between the two modes, at least it is in my EF) then I'd probably suggest looking at the switch first as that's nice and easy to get out and replace, but that's about the extent of my knowledge.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power/Economy Button Problem
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:56 pm 
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It is possible that the switch might be buggered. Even when you switch it from Economy to Power mode it does nothing.....Hoping it's just the switch. Might call into the wreckers this arvo and try another switch and see what happens.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power/Economy Button Problem
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:32 pm 
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revcore wrote:
It is possible that the switch might be buggered. Even when you switch it from Economy to Power mode it does nothing.....Hoping it's just the switch. Might call into the wreckers this arvo and try another switch and see what happens.


My econ button stopped working a while ago, and it made no difference when I changed the switch...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power/Economy Button Problem
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:42 pm 
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You can use a piece of wire to short the plug for testing - one line goes to earth, the other to the ECU.

 

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