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Shift Indicator doesn,t go all the way to the P when put into park.I would like to see a parts break out diagram so I know what I have to buy and how to take the dash apart to get at it.

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SOURCE: Parking break on 05 F150

Check your local parts store for a Haynes or Chiltons manual for your make/model vehicle. You can also look on line for those manuals. They pretty much break your vehicle down bolt by bolt.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 accord wont shift out of park and no break lights.

u have a problem with ur break light switch,,, its at the brake pedal and is threaded into the brake pedal bracket, if u have a new one and are going to replace it, disconnect the connector, loosen the 14mm nut and remove the switch by turning it counterclockwise...install ther new switch by turning it clockwise and tightening the 14mm nut then reconnect the connector...be sure to adjust the switch or else the brake lights will stay on at all times...draining ur battery and possibly burning out ur bulbs...this also releases ur trans from park to put into gears

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SOURCE: 2004 jetta 1.8 turbo triptronic. Shift lever

sounds like you have cable shifter,, and the cable broke

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SOURCE: Broken Chevy 88 Silverado shift indicator. Need Diagram.

The neddle is attached to the column via a thin metal wire and spring which then clips to the edge. Remove the trim above the column and look for the clip attached to the wire and a warn spot on the column and reattach it. :)

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SOURCE: 1999 Izuzu Rodeo-car won't shift

it is called the shift interlock. Yes you can bypass this. Just take it out.

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My Isuzu Rodeo won't shift into any gear besides park or neutral.


if the car is a auto matic start the car in park with the parking break on. under the hood you will see to dip sticks. one should be black "oil" the other yellow Transmission stick. with the car running pull the dip stick out wip off any oil on the stick. reinstall all the way pull it out again, you should have either 2 dots aproxmaintley 1" spread the top dot is where the trans mission fluied needs to be. if it is barley on the stick go to your local parts store ask what type of transmission it uses and buy a couple of quarts probley about 12.00 also get a tran. funnel to add the fluied. put a little at a time and check the stick untial it is on the top mark about2.5" from bottom of the stick. also if the fluied is not a redish color, have it changed. good luck

Nov 17, 2013 | 2000 Isuzu Rodeo

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Gear shift moves but indicator doesn't change and transmission doesn't engage.


try disconnecting cable to transmission turn the shifter on transmission manually down there connect cable again start car try it if not try it again turn once then connect cable again then try it if not the transmission is not good

Jan 31, 2013 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

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The parking light estay in reverse ,when is on parking and dont start the engine


Your shift indicator is out of alignment or your shift linkage is out of adjustment. If you have the shift lever all the way up and are sure it has locked into park try shifting to Neutral and see if you can start it in neutral. If it starts this is a simple adjustment. if it doesn't you will need to replace the neutral safety switch or have the TCM repaired at a transmission shop.

Nov 19, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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I have to fight my shifter into goin into park and getting out of park, I pust the button on the side as hard as i can but nothin will happen, eventually it'll go into drive but then when i try to put...


You didn't mention what year or model your car was but most late-model vehicles have a brake interlock on the shift mechanism, which makes it so you must have your foot on the brake in order to shift the vehicle out of Park. If your vehicle is equipped with this interlock, it may simply be out of adjustment. With a floor shift, the solenoid for the interlock will be under the indicator bezel at the base of the shift lever. Remove the bezel and, with the ignition ON (car doesn't have to be running), check to see if the solenoid shaft is fully disengaging from the shift mechanism when you press on the foot brake. If not, first lubricate the solenoid with penetrating oil (this usually solves the problem). If it doesn't solve the problem, loosen the solenoid from its retaining bracket and adjust it so that the shaft completely clears the shift mechanism when you place your food on the parking brake. Hope that solves the problem!

Jul 05, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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The transmission is in "D" but the tach is showing as if it's in "2". It's not shifting as it normally would in "D". I put it in "2" and it there's no change. I put it in park then neutral and that all...


Your shift indicator is simply stuck. Until you have the time to fix it, your best solution is to start from park then slowly shift to the next setting which is reverse, then neutral then park. All automatic transmissions shift pretty much the same which means you only have to move 3 notches the opposite way from park to be in drive. You don't need a shift indicator for that. Later you can replace the indicator with a dealer factory replacement.

Jul 31, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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My 1996 Ford Econoline van manual gear shift goes into reverse when in the park position. It will go into drive in the nuteural position.


More than likely the shift indicator is broken. It has a small retainer that is held to the steering column that breaks and throws the indicator out of alignment. In some instances (rare) the tube and guide that are on the top of the steering column break or become loose.

Jun 18, 2009 | 1996 Ford Econoline

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Gear shift indicator breaks


its the Prindle and it needs to be set in Neutral like middle the white nob then put back in Park then run the gears see to see if they line up . hope this can help.Need to drop steering to put new one in

Aug 28, 2008 | 1991 Lincoln Continental

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Unsafe rolling with parking break engaged!


ford had a recall on the atoumatic transmission shift cabel retention.if the transmission shift cabel assembeled to the steering column bracket is not fully seated,the tranmission shift cabel may slip out of the bracket.should the shift cabel become detached,the driver may not be abel to shift transmission gears or correctly determine the transmission gear position using your gear selector indicator.this condition could lead to unintended vehicle movement in direction other than indicated on your gear selector indicator.in addition,this condition could prevent the vihicle from being restarted. samboiv

Jun 18, 2008 | 1997 Ford Expedition

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