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Re: P1653 fault code - variator actuator?
If it's the list I put up then this is one of the 3 known codes that are wrong in it, it is the variator solenoid, and it's easy to diagnose, just put a multimeter across the 2 terminals of the solenoid and check for continuity, if there's none then undo the 2 philips screws on the top of it and remove the cap, connect the multimeter to the 2 spikes on the solenoid and check for continuity again, I bet you get it this time. if you do then it's the cap at fault, what I do is drop little balls of solder into the 2 holes for the spikes in the cap and then fit it back on, then you should have your continuity back accross the plug terminals.
Last edited by Smaky; 25-09-08 at 21:10.