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2005 GEAR SELECTOR ISSUES

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Paulrv6, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    Paulrv6

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    If I leave my truck sit for a couple days the shifter is very difficult to move into any gear and sometimes I can't get it into D, and the console light does't show the gear until I wiggle it. It feels like something it just really gummed up and not smooth acting like when it was new. Any known problems with other 05's where this is happening? Once I get it moving it isn't bad but still not as smooth as it used o be. I only have 60K on the truck, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks for the help.

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  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    Most likely thing is a corroded up neutral safety switch on the right side of the transmission. Hose it down with your favorite penetrating oil. If that frees it up, you need a new one.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    Is there a written procedure to follow for replacing the NSS? Do you have the P/N for a new one? Just planning ahead for my next project. Thanks allot.

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  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    Look at the picture in the linked post...
     
  6. Oct 12, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    1. unplug electrical connector.
    2. Pry the lock fingers back away from the lock nut corroded over the shaft and loosen nut.
    3. remove the switch retaining bolt
    4. remove old switch
    5. install new switch reverse order
    Note you may have to loosen the bolt in #3 and adjust/align the switch so that when shifter is in neutral the shaft (longer sides) are aligned with the vertical line on the switch housing (between electrical connector and bolt) and then tighten the retainer bolt.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Is it best to stick with OEM or go aftermarket? Do you know the P/N if I go with Toyota? Thanks
     
  8. Oct 13, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    As in the pic they said it was in above.
    Around $100 dealer online.

    The vehicle options this part fits:

    Production Date: 09/2004-09/2011
    Fitting Vehicle Options: GRN245, 250, 265, 270.. 5FC
    Toyota Part No.: 84540-04010
    SWITCH ASSY, NEUTRAL START
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    I see that now, sorry. What about any adjustments after the install? Are there certain things that have to line up? Thank you
    paul
     
  10. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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