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Gear Shift Lever Problem


May 4, 2014
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City, State
Augusta, GA / Carmel, IN
Year, Model & Trim Level
2004 Ford Explorer V8 XLT
I have a problem with the little red needle that indicates what gear my Explorer is in. In park, the needle sits between the P and the R and for every other setting it points one place to the left (points to N while car is in D, Points to R when car is in N, etc.) There isn't anything wrong with the parking brake or the way my car is shifting. Is there a way to fix this? I'm tired of people riding in my car and saying "Holy Sh*t are you driving in neutral???"

Check out this thread. It's for removing the cluster but should get you to the point where you can adjust the indicator:

Good luck getting it sorted. :thumbsup:

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