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In my initial sysyten monitor it gives me a SWITCH PROBLEM code any ideas what switch it may be speaking of?

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  • shakag1964 Oct 02, 2009

    SWITCH PROBLEM in initial start up of cadillac seville 1994 what switch is the car speaking of

  • shakag1964 Oct 02, 2009

    Thanks alot that was very extensive and very helpful need to know respnse tahanks a million

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Hello! There is a self-diagnostic program that you can initiate by following the steps below. If you retrieve the code(s), you can go to this site, register for a free account and retrieve a full listing of all fault codes and the descriptions from that link.

Here is how to initiate the diagnostics:

1. Ignition ON, Engine OFF.

2. Push and hold the OFF and WARMER buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds and then release.

3. Write down all the letter/number combinations EXACTLY as they appear on the screen.

4. When you see PCM? push the HI button until you see PCM DATA?.

5. Now push the LO button until you see PCM INPUTS and then push the LO button again.

6. Now you will see PCM INPUTS? push the LO button.

7. Now you will see PCM OUTPUTS? push the LO button.

8. Now you will see PCM OVERIDES? push the LO button.

9. Now you will see PCM CLEAR CODES? push the HI button for about 3 seconds.

10. Now push the AUTO button.

11. Turn ignition off for 15 seconds and that will complete the process of retrieving and then clearing any current and history codes.


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