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Gear shift indicator stopped working. - 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

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Most likely the Little cable that operates it is broken, u can replace the indicator Assembly, u will need to remove the instrument cluster and de-trim the steering column to do this.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 gmc 4x4,tac,speedo and autotransmission gear indicator bar

Have you checked the transmission fuse?

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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you need to scan this truck if you have a vss input to the computer then you have a bad trans or a bad vss sensor if no input you should also check the trans range sensor with the scan tool

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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