Nissan Altima P0826 Manual Mode Switch

Causes of the DTC P0826 Nissan

Faulty Manual Mode Select Switch

  • Built into the control device, shifter
  • Sends shift up and shift down switch signals to TCM via CAN communication

Faulty Manual Mode Position Select Switch

  • Built into the control device, shifter
  • Indicated on the shift position indicator

Faulty Control Device (Shifter)

  • Sends switch signals to the combination meter via CAN communication line
  • Manual mode switch position reflected on the CVT position indicator

Control Device Harness Issues

  • Open or shorted harness affecting the communication line
  • Possible causes may not be an exhaustive list

Poor Electrical Connection in Control Device Circuit

  • Check related wiring harness and connectors
  • Look for damaged components or corroded connector pins

Diagnosis and Cost

DTC P0826 Detection

  • Detected when an impossible pattern of switch signals is identified
  • Malfunction indicated by the Engine Light ON or Service Engine Soon Warning Light

Diagnosis Procedure and Cost

  • Labor: 1.0 hour
  • Cost varies based on location, make, model, and engine type
  • Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour

Specific Nissan Models

P0826 in Different Nissan Models

  • 2005 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • 2006 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Nissan Rogue

Service Manual Insights

P0826 in Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual

  • Manual mode switch installed in CVT control device
  • Sends switch signals to TCM and then to combination meter via CAN communication line
  • DTC Logic and Confirmation Procedure outlined

Diagnosis Steps

Check Manual Mode Switch Signals

  • Drive vehicle in manual mode, ensuring gear positions align with the meter’s indication
  • Inspection result determines further action

Harness and Ground Checks

  • Verify continuity between CVT device and combination meter
  • Ensure the ground circuit is intact
  • Two-part check for both harness and ground circuit

Manual Mode Switch Inspection

  • Check continuity between CVT device terminals
  • Determine whether manual mode switch is functioning properly

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