Skylark V6-173 2.8L VIN X 2-bbl (1984)
- Wiring Diagram for Chart 24B Park/Neutral Circuit.
CHART 24B, PARK/NEUTRAL CIRCUIT (P/N)
The P/N switch is connected to the transmission gear selector. The switch is closed when the gear selector is in Park or Neutral and open for all other
ranges. One side of the switch is connected to the ECM which supplies a buffered 12 volts. The other side of the switch is connected to ground. The P/N
switch is an input to the ECM. When the voltage at ECM Terminal "H" is high (12 volts), the ECM allows activation, at the proper time, of other
controls such as TCC, EST, VSS, ISC and others.
Checks for good P/N circuit. When the switch is closed in Park and Neutral, the voltage across the P/N switch terminals should be low, usually
less than 1 volt. When the switch is open in Drive and Reverse, the voltage should be about battery voltage.
This step separates a faulty switch, or switch adjustment, from a faulty electrical circuit or ECM.
Normal voltage across the terminals of the connector, removed from the P/N switch, should be about battery voltage.