2003 Honda CRV Third gear pressure switch

Tiny
IVANKASS
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  • 2003 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
Several weeks ago, the "D" transmission gear light on my dashboard began flashing. It flashed for less than five minutes, stopped flashing and hasn't flashed since.

I asked my mechanic about the flashing light and he said that I need a new third gear pressure switch ($340). Since the light flashed for such a short period and hasn't flashed since, do you think my car needs such a repair?

Thanks for you help.
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 5:13 PM

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Tiny
HONDA TECH 1818
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Yes, if you don't replace it the trans. Will not shift correctly. It's common on the CRVs the 3rd pressure switch fails.
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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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I don't see any TSB's or Recalls on that 3rd gear pressure switch as a common failure on this vehicle.

Sometimes those idiots lites will come on for no apparent reason and give a person a heart attack thinking there's a major problem and its gonna be a big cost if its not flashing anymore don't worry about if and if you do go somewhere and have it rescanned again
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Monday, December 7th, 2009 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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There's no TSB's or recallls, but I have done alot of those.
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Monday, December 7th, 2009 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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Just replaced mine on my 2004 CRV, took to a reputable transmission shop and paid less than $200. The part itself was about $80. I took it in as soon as the D light began blinking. Don't delay, it's not worth the later hassle.
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