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Old 03-17-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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What is this ??

What is this switch at the bottom of the steering column ?? The round black one with a spring/cable on top of it. The small braided cable is acuated by the ignition key. Acc position moves it one way, ON moves it another way. Only two wires connected to it that I can see. We do not have the dreaded Auto park system. I noticed yesterday with engine running it was VERY hot !! Not good I'm sure... Oh,, this is on a 95 P32 Chevy ... 350 engine, 4L80E trans. Thanks bunches...
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It appears to be some sort of solenoid switch. If you can trace the cable up into the dash to the other end, that's where you may find the answer to your question.
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It appears to be some sort of solenoid switch. If you can trace the cable up into the dash to the other end, that's where you may find the answer to your question.
The cable is connected to the key switch. The cable moves up/down when you turn the key... Thanks !
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Ignition Switch...
Don't think so... not enough wires,, and it is higher up on the column.
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Just checked and it only gets power when the key is "on"... the green striped wire is hot(powered). (not acc) Both the black and green wire run back up towards the ign switch.. Idea's ???
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It looks like an ignition/shifter/brake interlock, recall part that I had to install on several 100 Jeeps in the late 90s.
The part was to stop people from shifting the trans out of park , with out applying the brakes, and is now standard equipment.
May be hot because your sitting at idle, in park , and could power down , cool off once your in gear.
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It looks like an ignition/shifter/brake interlock, recall part that I had to install on several 100 Jeeps in the late 90s.
The part was to stop people from shifting the trans out of park , with out applying the brakes, and is now standard equipment.
May be hot because your sitting at idle, in park , and could power down , cool off once your in gear.
Thanks Skip. If thats what it is, it's not working, because I just checked while I was trying to get the dash air working,,, grrrr,,, you can put it in gear without the brake applied,,, although I did have the park brake set... ?? The switch/solenoid did start warming up, but then cooled off... I just don't have a clue what's going on.... I like to know whats going on with my vehicles...
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It looks like an ignition/shifter/brake interlock, recall part that I had to install on several 100 Jeeps in the late 90s.
The part was to stop people from shifting the trans out of park , with out applying the brakes, and is now standard equipment.
May be hot because your sitting at idle, in park , and could power down , cool off once your in gear.
That sounds good to me too.
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