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P1820 SATURN - Internal Mode Switch Circuit 'A' Low

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty Internal Mode Switch
  • Internal Mode Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Internal Mode Switch circuit poor electrical connection

Possible symptoms

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

P1820 Saturn Description

With the engine runtime over 5 seconds, system voltage from 8-18v, Fuel Cutoff inactive, engine torque from 30-148 ft-lb (40-200 Nm), the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects that the Internal Mode Switch (IMS) signal indicated PARK for 2 seconds and then the IMS indicated a transitional state between D4 and D3, conditions met for 5 seconds.
OBDII Code P1820 Saturn - Internal Mode Switch Circuit 'A' Low -

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