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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.

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You Have a blown fuse or bare wire

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SOURCE: 2001 Silverado tow/haul button

most likely switch

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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!

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9 times out of 10 the wiring to the switch in the column brakes.Remove the lower steering column cover and check it.

Posted on Apr 13, 2011

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