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Uhhhhh,hellooooooooooo,what switch????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Uh, what switch?

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This boils down to 1 rod or cable in the column with an adjustable switch on each end. The Interlock switch below the dash and the Ignition switch. To take off or adjust the Ignition switch you should remove the plastic column cover, disconnect the Battery and turn the Ignition switch to RUN or ACC. position. Then insert your key and press a drillbit under the spring release in the steering column just below the switch. Pull up with your key and the lock cylinder should come out of the Ignition switch.

There will be an Electric connector to remove and an adjustment screw on the side of the Ignition switch. You can see if the screw worked its way loose, reconnect the Battery and adjust the rod or cable. For all the work you may as well put in a new switch at this point. Adjust everything to function, then disconnect the Battery and reassemble the parts.

I hope my solution is very helpful in solving your problem.

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  • Inspect the adjustable accelerator pedal assembly for foreign material causing a binding condition.
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REMOVE the foreign material. RETEST for normal operation.

  • Detach the adjustable pedal motor cable.
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GO to D6 .

INSTALL a new accelerator pedal assembly. REFER to Section 310-02 . TEST the system for normal operation. D6 CHECK CIRCUITS FOR SHORT TO BATTERY
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  • Disconnect the adjustable pedal switch C290.
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  • Is the voltage greater than 0 V at either pin?
REPAIR the short to battery. TEST the system for normal operation.

  • Measure the voltage at C290-2 circuit 490 (RD).
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GO to D8 .

REPAIR circuit 490 (RD). TEST the system for normal operation. D8 CHECK GROUND TO SWITCH
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GO to D9 .

REPAIR the open circuit. TEST the system for normal operation. D9 TEST SWITCH
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