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Old 05-17-2013, 01:13 PM
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Tow/haul button doesnt work

On my 2008, i would have to play with the shifter, like pull it and press the tow button at the same time to get it to work. now, the button doesnt work at all. what could be wrong here?
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:29 AM
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anybody have any insight?
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:29 PM
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Years ago I remember the same thing happened to my 7.3L.
I pulled out the tip on the column shifter and it was miss contact on one of the wires coming to the switch.
I d imagine Ford has not changed the design on our later models'
Check the wire (hot side) for juice. Then make contact with ground wire.
If OD comes on........its a bad switch.
If not use a jumper (from the truck somewhere.........5-10 amps).
If it comes on, you have to trace the hot wire & see where its cut or pinched or ?
Its one of those kinda things you have to mess with it yourself.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:11 AM
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how the hell does this lever come apart? ha
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:38 PM
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I pulled off the steering column cover...looked at the wire and it looks perfectly fine. Question is...how to take apart the shifter to gain access to the actual tow button?
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:45 PM
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Sorry to drag out an old thread, but did you ever figure out how to get to your button?
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Nope I never did. Still have no way to turn on the tow haul. Anybody? I've checked the fuses.
Before it completely stopped working I'd have to pull the lever inwards and press the button to engage tow haul mode. Now I can't ..
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:37 PM
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Nope I never did. Still have no way to turn on the tow haul. Anybody? I've checked the fuses.
Before it completely stopped working I'd have to pull the lever inwards and press the button to engage tow haul mode. Now I can't ..
Spend the $50 at your local Ford store and order the new gearshift selector with the Tow?Haul button. It comes with new rubber boot too! One large screw, 3 small screws and an electrical connection are all that are standing in your way once you get the plastic cover off the steering column.

Just did mine. Works great now!
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:13 PM
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Got a part number on that fine piece? I need to replace mine as well.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:55 PM
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I got your note and went searching for the part number! I don't have the box the new one came in any longer but according to Parts.com the OEM part number is 8C3Z7210AA. Just verify that it has the Tow/Haul button. I would think that is standard on these trucks. To find that I input my truck info and that was the gearshift selector part number given me. I should have bought it online! Way less than the $50 something I paid....but I didn't have to pay shipping either.
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