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nick
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11/26/2004
17:49:33

Subject: gear selector indicator messed up
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i have a 96 dak auto tran, and i had to take the finishing panel off and the panel thats under the steering wheel to get my cd player out. WHen i put everything back and when to drive i noticed that the red selector does no go all the way to P(park), it sits in betweeen R and N.

I know how it works with that little piece of wire that hooks on the shift lever but dont know how to adjust it and i have no clue as to why this came out of "whack"....

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated

Thanks



Bob Lincoln
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11/26/2004
18:24:22

RE: gear selector indicator messed up
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Join the club. First time I had the dash out, I remembered to disconnect that wire, second time I forgot and stretched it. You may be able to simply grab it and pull, then let it snap back into place. That's supposed to be the tension adjustment. If that doesn't work, unhook the wire, estimate the proper length, and put a small brass crimp onto the wire, upstream from the factory one. I used the crimp barrel from a small ring tongue wiring terminal, snipping off the ring part. Works great now.



schnid
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11/27/2004
20:41:30

RE: gear selector indicator messed up
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I dunno about the 96 daks. but i know on the 98's there is a little plastic thumb dial that you turn to adjust the position of the wire. Look around where the wire attaches to the steering column. Hope you find something.



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