Hold light flashing on the dash

Tiny
JUDDY
  • 1999 MAZDA 323

Engine Performance problem Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85,000 miles

Hi

We bought a Mazsa Familia 2 months ago from a car dealer. Every so often when driving the hold light will flash on the dashboard. I have taken it to the car dealers mechanic and they said they checked everything and they cannot find any problem. I drove off and it started happening again so I left the motor running so they could see because as soon as you turn the motor off the hold light stops flashing. The mechanic thinks it might be something to do with the speedo sensor. Does this sound right? I am worried that it will be something to do with the transmission and if it is not picked up now while the car is under a 3 month warranty we may have a big bill to pay later.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 7:08 PM

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Tiny
RICHARDJOE
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Does the transmission shift down when you press the hold button? It sounds like the transmission is going bad which is common on these cars.

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
JUDDY
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Thank you for your response. We found out about a month ago that it was the transmission.

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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 9:31 PM
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ROBERTBUTLER116
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Change your speed cable and it will do the trick I had the same trouble with my hold button and that the first sign that the cable is going bad

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
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2CARPROS KEN
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Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
KLMCCRAY
  • 1992 MAZDA 323

Computer problem
1992 Mazda 323 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 133000 miles

The hold light stays on and my car will excellerate but it dont seem to switch gears. The button for the hold doesnt work anymore is there a way to bypass to get the hold mode off.

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 12:15 PM (Merged)
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COLT45PHIL
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DO NOT TRY TO ALTER THIS SYSTEM. REPAIR THE SWITCH SYSTEM TCM/PCM IS TRANS SAFTY

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