WHICH PART DO I NEED TO FIX P1823

  • Tiny
  • phatboy76
  • 2001 Cadillac Deville
  • 126,000 miles

Hi,

My 2001 Cadillac Deville failed inspection in Massachusetts and the code was P1823. Which part will I need to fix this problem please? Thanks!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 AT 9:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,938 posts

This is a fault with the transmission Internal Mode switch and testings have to be carried out to determine if the switch, its wiring or the PCM.

A scan tool would be helpful to perform diagnostics.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 AT 9:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • phatboy76
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Thanks so much for your response! The trouble code I am getting is"P1823 Internal Mode Switch Circuit P Low". Do you know what kind of scan tool will I need and where could I get one? Will this help me to figure out definitively if it's just the wiring, the switch, or the PCM? Could this be the PNP? Thanks again!

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 11:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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A scan tool capable of performaing actuation test is required and there are many different suppliers which you would have no problem locating if you google.

For wirings you might need more than the scan tool, a DVOM is more practical.

Problem can be any of the following only.
PCM
Internal Mode Switch (located within transmission)
Transaxle wire harness

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 5:07 PM

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