Engine-Codes - Generic - P0853

P0853 Code - Drive Switch Input Circuit

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0853 Code?

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

|How to Fix the P0853 Code?

Start by checking 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0853 code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0853 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P0853 code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0853 Code Mean?

The Transmission Control Module (TCM) monitors the Drive Switch signal. The TCM sets the OBDII code when the Drive Switch is not to factory specifications.

Drive Switch Input Circuit

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