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    Default Gear Indicator showing 0

    Hi
    450 City Pure 61.
    All was going so well, then yesterday when i went to shift into a gear the display says 0 and there is no drive. Same when I try and get reverse. Engine starts and sounds good.
    • Checked the actuator and that is moving in and out.
    • Cleaned all plug connections I can see.
    • Disconnected the battery and left overnight before reconnecting
    • Turned ignition on and left for 30 seconds to do a soft re-set
    • Checked all fuses on the SAM box.
    • Checked the brown brake switch and made sure that is releasing OK.
    What are the next best steps? Gear position sensor? Can this be checked or is it a case of buying new? Evilution says this isn't used by the car in normal use? "It is used to determine the position of the gear drum when the gear positions are being taught on the Star machine. In every day use, the car does not rely on this sensor to tell the gear position."
    Remove and refit the gear selector motor?
    Any other ideas? Many thanks

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    Default Re: Gear Indicator showing 0

    Quote Originally Posted by Squat View Post
    • Checked the brown brake switch and made sure that is releasing OK.

    But have you checked this electrically (BOTH switches within are working as they should) ??


    One is normally open contacts , the other normally closed contacts.
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    Thanks
    Both switches?
    I took the brown one apart and checked the little plate thing inside moved when i pushed the button in and out. All very clean inside.
    I will remove and stick a tester on it tonight. Do you know which terminals are supposed to connect with which?
    Is there another switch?

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    One brown switch body, two switches.

    Three connections, one common, the others as described.
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    Tested the switch. 4 connections. Working in diagonal pairs. Switch out and 2 diagonals connect. Switch in and the other 2 diagonals create a circuit. Seems to be joining the pair of thicket wires one way and the two thinner ones the other way. Does that sound right?

    Took off and checked the gear position sensor. All good. Each of the points connected to a different pin.

    Also took off the gear motor. Spindle spins freely both ways. Is this right?

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    Long time since Ive seen one, I felt sure it was a common and three leads

    Silly question, but you are actually pressing the brake pedal before moving yes ?
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    Photo of switch wires
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    Ah. The switch isn't connected to the brake pedal at all. Lives under the back seat with the rest of the wiring loom. Engine has been transplanted into a Subaru Sambar van. Ecu thinks the brake is on all the time. It's worked well for the last couple of years.

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    Does it shift into first if you select drive and then push the gearlever forward?

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    Tried doing that. Stays reading 0. Same if I try reverse. Still 0.
    I will put it all back together later in the week and see what happens. Thanks.

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