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P0832 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Clutch Pedal Switch A Circuit High". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic for $79.99. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
A P0832 code means that the powertrain control module recognizes a malfunction in the clutch position sensor circuit. It should appear only in manual transmission vehicles. Should it record in an automatic transmission vehicle, it is a sign that the PCM is malfunctioning.
When the P0832 appears it signifies an OBD-II generic code describing abnormal voltage and/or resistance coming from the clutch position sensor circuit. This means that the starter is unable to engage.
There are only a few reasons for the P0832 code to appear, and they are:
The P0832 code can have absolutely no symptoms, with the exception of the check engine light illuminating. On the other hand, a vehicle may be unable to start, and a vehicle with a manual transmission may suddenly have the engine start without the clutch depressed.
To properly diagnose the P0832, a mechanic uses the OBD-II scanner and its freeze frame data to learn when the code was recorded, as well as looking at any other codes that are in the data set. The next step is to reset the fault codes and take the vehicle on a road test to see if the code reappears.
If so, the technician performs a visual inspection of the related wiring, looking to see if anything that is associated with the circuit is showing signs of wear, disconnection, damage, shorting and more. Necessary repairs are made, and the vehicle retested to see if the code is still appearing. If so, the technician then moves on to sensor repair.
The P0832 is specific and diagnostic errors are not common. One error that does occur is when a technician incorrectly identifies the solenoid or the starter as the issue, instead of the clutch position sensor, leading to a failed repair.
The P0832 code can actually leave a vehicle inoperable and unable to be started. It is very serious, but it can also take a few cycles until it causes the check engine light to engage. It can also be dangerous if the vehicle begins to turn on without the clutch depressed.
Repairs for the P0832 code include:
PCM problems can occur, but think of them as the last possible answer as it is much more common for the circuitry of the sensor to experience faults and defects.
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