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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 01:34 AM
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sensor idiot light?

Hi, in my 87 soft top, the key is stuck in the ignition, but there was a little security black plastic key thing (like in some new cars) that I was using as a key instead. Somehow I lost this key thing, so I tore apart the dash and bypassed the security system. (my car is totaly keyless right now)

Now the Sensoer light on the dash is on, and I don't remember it beeing on before my bypassing. I remember hearing somewhere about a switch that makes the light turn on for diagnostic reasons, (maybe I hit it?) but I couldn't find it anywhere. Would this be the O2 sensor?

The engine runs about the same as it did before - wont idle till ran a few mins when cold (choke?) , and hesitation spot in a few places but biggest one at 3500 RPM's. Power is good, and i'm easily cruzing at 70. what gives?

(I also included a picture of the extent on my flex - bone stock)
Thanks for any help,

Jeff Thompson
87 "Stanley" The Samurai, in his stock form
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 03:22 AM
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Re: sensor idiot light?

Kool Geoffrie if not to complicated reply how bypass steering wheel lock did snap pin or what?

If were mess'in around under steering colum you switch it
and now light is on. It small 10 cent slid switch that under
steering wheel colum where it intersects dash.
Someday I going to take pic of it post for others.
Get flashlight find it slide switch to turn light off.

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Like Kando said, find the little dinky switch under the steering column, bolted to a steel tube and flip the switch. Doesn't matter which position it's in when you find it, just flip it to the other setting.

Should take care of you.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2001, 03:06 AM
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Re: sensor idiot light?

Well, I didn't actually bypass the steering wheel lock, just the security system some previous owner added. The key is stuck in the ignition but it turns and everything, by keyless I ment I have no security at all.

I'll look for that switch, does anyone know what its used for anyways?


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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2001, 06:15 AM
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Re: sensor idiot light?

Hi, Geoffrie switch is called "cancel switch" in zuk manual
it flashes via ECM-odometer at 60K mile intervals and it
may also be used to test ECM feedback loops.

Flashing light after Sam warms up is good, no flash is bad.

When flip three times it eject female passager that will
not stop talking no just kidding on last one although it
would be nice.

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Re: sensor idiot light?

If memory serves me, you have to take off the plastic cover under the steering column/dash to get to the switch. When you find it, just move the switch to the other position and leave it. The next time your light comes on, repeat the procedure and leave the switch in the original position. That should take care of it unless there is something else wrong with your Samuri. This switch is tied in to the smog equipment, as well as other stuff, and is a reminder to check your smog equipment.

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