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Old 12-30-2006, 07:02 AM
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Gear Indicator Broken

I pulled into my drive way put the truck in park and the little orange marker that is suppose to say its in park says its in drive and when i shift it its out of order and goes off the list when im in 1st it puts me off the list. How can i adjust it so it says its in park when its really in park ? or do i have to buy a new part
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:58 AM
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I would try trial and error first by taking the dash apart and seeing if and what might have broken...
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:36 PM
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Start by removing the lower trim piece under the steering column, that is where the thin wire that operates the indicator hooks up i belive
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:29 AM
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I just had and solved a similar problem. I took out the screws from the lower plastics (theres three underneath and one the back of the right hand side), removed the ignition barrel by putting the key in, turning it to run position and then pushing a small screwdriver into the little hole underneath. This allows you to remove the top plastics. The gearchange is held down by a U clamp with two torx bolts which holds a plastic bush. This bush had slipped out of position, making the whole change mechanism sloppy and the indicator read wrong. You may need to pop off the gaiter round the lever to get to them. Loosening the two tork bolts, sliding the bush back under the clamp and then re-tightening the bolts, solved the problem. Hope this helps.
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