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The cable for shifter that tells you that you are in park, reverse. or drive. where does it hoook up at under the steering column

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If auto on the colomn there is two bolts under steering take loose dont drop yet , dropped down a little you will see a little cable that hooks to the indicator for p-r-n-d-l-l2 it hooks to you steering column . put back in reverse

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