P0852 - Park/Neutral Position Switch Circuit High Voltage

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3   
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P0852 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Park/Neutral Switch
  • Park/Neutral Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Park/Neutral Switch circuit poor electrical connection

First diagnose P0852 code

    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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0852 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0852 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.

P0852 Possible Symptoms

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

P0852 Description

The transmission manual shift shaft switch assembly, also known as the Internal Mode Switch (IMS), is a sliding contact switch attached to the manual shift shaft inside the transmission case. The Park/Neutral Position (PNP) Switch is integrated into the IMS and connects to the Transmission Control Module (TCM) lead-frame through a short wire harness. The 5 inputs to the TCM from the transmission manual shift shaft switch assembly indicate the transmission gear selector lever position. This information is used for engine start enable, engine controls as well as determining the transmission shift patterns. The state of each input is available for display on the scan tool. The five input parameters represented are Signal A, Signal B, Signal C, Signal P (Parity), and Signal N (Park/Neutral Start Signal). Park/Neutral Signal is sent from the Park/Neutral switch directly to the Engine Control Module (ECM) and is used for engine start enable. The Park/Neutral Signal circuit is not connected to the TCM internally; the circuit uses the TCM as a pass-through connector only. The ECM Park/Neutral diagnostic monitors the Park/Neutral Signal circuit to detect Low voltage when the ECM expects to see High voltage and High voltage when the ECM expects to see Low voltage.
OBDII Code P0852 - Park/Neutral Position Switch Circuit High Voltage - AutoCodes.com

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P0852 Information for specific makes

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