I thought it was a 3 wire switch switching the common to one of 2 positions to reset the check engine light. Removing it will leave the light hard on with no way of resetting it.You can just unplug (remove) the nag switch. All it does is supply a ground when it wants to nag you. Removing it, no ground and no nag.
While I would not pull anything apart just to disconnect it, I personally don't understand why anyone who has the gage cluster out would reconnect it.
It doesn't effect anything else when disconnected. It interferes with the other functions of the CEL when left connected when the mileage switch trips -and- you never have to "flip it" again.
Different year, model AND market. (The Vitara name wasn't used here until '99.)You must have a different year or model. My 92 vitara ...
It should be a simple matter of installing the VSS and one side to the VSS input, the other side of the reed switch to ground. as long as the speedo unit has the magnet to operate the VSS it should be "plug and pray"Thanks, Bex!
I understand how the reed switch operates; I just need to know if simply installing a VSS and grounding it will resolve the issue (or if additional connections are required for signal)