So we can either change the sensor or cut the wire? Why change the sensor if ( from what i understand) has been bypassed by software and hence no longer used?This ended up being a multi-faceted issue for me.
The oil viscosity sensor was indeed blown and causing a short. This was replaced - and the BCM was replaced as it showed up bad on a diagnostic run by my studio. They also discovered a leak in the rubber boot that covers the wires that go into the hatch that also caused them discover a frayed wire in that bundle. They sealed up everything, mended the wire and put everything back and so far so good. Another symptom that showed up was my dome lights going out and not working.
thanks for the clarification!