Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hungary, Europe
Gear indicator malfunction
I have an aftermarket gear indicator on my gen1, and it stopped working after a track day. When I say stopped working, I mean it is constantly showing 6. There are a lot of threads on the internet about the gear position sensor failure because of its wear, so I pulled mine as well to check it. Not to mention, pulling it was a real PITA, because the two philips bolts had thread locker on them from the factory...
Once I was able to pull the sensor, I checked its resistances based on the manual and it was fine. After some thinking I put the multimeter to the continuity testing position and wanted to check whether the tiny little pin within the shift drum and the negative part of the battery is the same or not. I was surprised when I noticed that the pin does not have a valid ground, while it should have - I think. Pushing the shift pedal to one of the directions made the multimeter to beep sometimes.
Is it normal? I thought that the pin inside the shift drum should be a negative point all the time, no matter what I do with the shifter. Did anyone have the same or a similar issue with the gear position sensor? I would appreciate any help.