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Transmission tow/haul mode

All of a sudden my tow/haul dash indicator is not functiong, it could be a bad bulb in the dash, or it could indicate a problem with the tow/haul transmission, Which is more likely

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  • 7t7z Aug 17, 2008

    Tow/Haul indicator light won't light. To be quite honest I can't now and never have really been able to tell the difference between tow/haul and normal operation, so now I can't determine if it is just the light that's blown out or if I have a problem with the tow/haul function

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I rest my arm on the shifter once in a while and here an arcing sound just wonder if it's a loose wire???????????/

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    My tow haul light won't turn on. I know the trans is not shifting when I hit the button. I checked all fuses and they are good. Is there a selenoid or something external that I could replace, or is this a trans rebuild? My truck is a 2000 silverado with a 5.3 liter if that makes a difference.

  • tamsalive Apr 29, 2009

    Same problem it started before having new trans instaled. The trans expert says its the botton if you find out how to chage it let me know.

  • ralvarez44 May 11, 2010

    Switch to tow haul. Does the transmission pattern change slightly?
    Should delay shift to higher speed. If so, then tranny probably is working. Do you notice any other transmission problems?



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Hi, the problem is when you are tilting the steering wheel all the way up it's putting to much tenstion on the wires that come outof your shifter that run to the tow/haul button. i am 99% sure your wires are disconected. rewire them and add some extra wire so next time there will be more slack in your wires.

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Tow haul light not working.

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