Engine-Codes - Generic - P1780

P1780 - Transmission Control Switch Out of Self-Test Range

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1780 Possible Causes

  • Transmission Control Switch (TCS) not cycled during the self-test
  • Faulty Transmission Control Switch
  • Transmission Control Switch harness is open or shorted
  • Transmission Control Switch circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P1780 code repair?

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 P1780 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1780 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

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

P1780 Meaning

The Transmission Control Switch (TCS) is a momentary contact switch that is located on the end of the transmission control selector lever. Pushing the TCS will either disengage or engage the overdrive function of the transmission. During Key ON Engine Running (KOER) self-test the TCS must be cycled, the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set anytime Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects a TCS out of self-test range.

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