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Tow/haul button not working.

Postby dirtybird819 [OP] » Jul 03 2012, 4:30am

Tow/haul button not working. I use it quite frequently with bobcat or fully loaded landscape/lawncare trailer, but I noticed over the weekend its no longer working. where would it commonly be to check for this problem? I assume a wire harness somewhere? On transmission?
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby parrothead » Jul 03 2012, 4:34am

Common problem with that model. I believe there is a wire in the steering column that comes loose and caused the tow/haul button to fail. I had to fix it when i had a 2004 but i can't remember the exact procedure. Someone will be along shortly to help you!
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby hoskinsZ71 » Jul 05 2012, 4:01pm

I have the same problem with my 2004 Sliverado. If you find out what to look at can you let me know?????

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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby dirtybird819 [OP] » Jul 05 2012, 4:26pm

Thanks ben ill look into that. Paul- keep watching ill let ya know.

It's been storming here pretty bad lately not to mention 90% of Ohio was with out power for 4 days and some still are.
When I get the chance ill look into it. Hopefully someone else will chime in and let us all know.
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby ASTE25 » Jul 05 2012, 7:35pm

As stated above, it is the wire from the switch in the steering column that has developed an open in it. I believe there is a thread on this site that explains how to replace the switch. If not I'm sure you can google it and someone has posted a video on line of how to do it.
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby WingNut » Jul 05 2012, 9:24pm

Marine because.

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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby flyride » Jul 05 2012, 10:02pm

I just had the same problem on my 04. Pull the plastic covers off the colomn and you will see a red or orange wire coming out of the shift lever. about 3-4 inches into the colomn the wire fatigues and breaks. I tried to fix the wire but in the end it was easier to just order a new shift lever as the wire is very fine and hard to repair. the new lever was about 60 bucks and i just plugged the wire into the connector already there.
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby dirtybird819 [OP] » Jul 05 2012, 10:11pm

WingNut wrote:You gotta push the button! 8-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJDGcxAf9D8&ob=av2e



Holy shit WingNut it worked. Lol
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby derfnigel » Jul 20 2012, 5:41am

yhea it happened on my 07 classic i just soldered the wire back together then heat shrunk it.just follow the wire from the button and look for breaks it usally breaks at the column
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Re: Tow/haul button not working.

Postby dirtybird819 [OP] » Jul 20 2012, 12:08pm

Can I bypass the original switch with a toggle and just run it from the wiring harness?
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