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P0833 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Clutch Pedal Switch B Circuit". 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.
The P0833 code is stored in the PCM when a fault in the clutch position sensor circuit is detected. This code is only found in vehicles with manual transmissions.
In order for the starter to engage, the clutch position sensor circuit must be closed. The PCM monitors this circuit, or switch, to ensure that it is operating correctly to allow the starter to engage properly. If the PCM detects a voltage reading that does not align with the correct reading for the required position, the PCM will store the P0833 code.
The P0833 code is most often caused by a defective clutch position sensor. The sensor may also be misadjusted after a recent transmission repair. Damaged, shorted, or corroded electrical elements may also be to blame.
If this code is detected in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, it indicates that the PCM is faulty, or there is a programming error.
The Check Engine lamp will illuminate with the PCM stores the P0833 code. In addition to this symptom, vehicles may or may not fail to start, or may start without the clutch being engaged. In many cases, there will be no observable symptoms at all.
In order to properly diagnose the issue behind the P0833 code, a mechanic should begin with an inspection of all the electrical wiring and components. After any electrical components are repaired, replaced, or reconnected, the system should have the P0833 code cleared, and should be retested. This process should be repeated after all possible repairs to be sure that the repair fixed the issue, and to prevent unnecessary costs.
If the electrical components were not the problem, the mechanic should check for battery voltage on the input side and output of the sensor. A digital volt/ohmmeter will be necessary for this process. Short circuits should be repaired as they are discovered.
If all the circuits within the sensor are working correctly, suspect a faulty sensor.
In most cases, the clutch position sensor is at fault when this code is stored; however, many technicians report that starter solenoids are often replaced without a thorough diagnosis being performed.
Despite the usual lack of symptoms, this code is actually very serious. It indicates a major functionality concern that may lead to more expensive repairs later. If the P0833 code is detected, the vehicle should be repaired right away.
Fixing the P0833 code may include:
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