Question about 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a problem with my tow/haul button not working. I came to find out that the gear shift had cut the wire running to the button in two. You may want to check that.
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: tow haul mode wont work
My tow haul on my 2001 sierra started acting up intermittently about a year ago and then quit completely. I found the problem today, the wire at the base of the gear selector has broken off. On the 2001 simply pop the tilt lever straight out (toward the driver's door, no screws - it just pulls out with a little tug) and the bottom of the steering column cover snaps out of place (it's not screwed in either but my chilton's manual says some of the other years are). I just soldered the wires and covered with a heat shrink. It's working as good as new.
It looks like the wires were tight even upon manufacture and it sounds like a common problem according to all of the similar questions. I re-routed the wire to gain a little free play but not enough to interfere with any of the ignition / gear shifter mechanisms.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
You are talking about the trailer option button on the end of the shift select lever ?
I would say a fuse, check there first, and there is also a relay.
As far as I can tell all this switch does is take the tranny out of overdrive, which you can do with shift lever manualy.
If you do not find the problem, you may have to replace the switch.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
check all your fuses. If your lucky you might find one the is blown and could be related If not fuse related then you need to remove the platic steering column cover. Under there at the end of the shift lever you will find two small wires that are for the tow haul button. These wires get brittle and break over time from shift level movement it seems. You will have to repair the broken wire and you should be good to go!
Posted on May 01, 2010
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