Problem Transmission Gear Selection Switch Circuit

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P1709 ACURA Possible Causes

  • Faulty Transmission Range Switch (Gear Position Switch)
  • Transmission Range Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Transmission Range Switch circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P1709 ACURA?

  Check the “Possible Causes” listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector’s pins.

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Cost of diagnosing the P1709 ACURA code

  The cost of diagnosing the P1709 ACURA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1709 ACURA Description

  Gearshift lever position signal is delivered to Powertrain Control Module (PCM) by the Transmission Range Switch, located on side of the transaxle. The PCM monitors the Transmission Range Switch. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the Transmission Range Switch is not to factory specifications.


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