i had mentioned this in another thread but thought i would post the outcome in case someone stumbles on this. i got around to taking the switch out to test it electrically. fairly straightforward operation - a pair of squeeze clips and the connector was a snap in plug that came off easily. the switch had two pairs of prongs, one silver and one copper colored. one of the pairs turned out to be constant on and the other was constant off (or momentary off / on). when i went out for a road test, it still had that vague feel when i floored it but suddenly the car surged forward - it was working! i have since tested it at different speeds and it definitely is kicking down now! thanks to David for giving me pointers on where the switch was and how it should behave.
Last edited by jsmith; 09-21-2001 at 07:55 PM.