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Automatic Shifter Doesn't Lock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MightyProper, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    MightyProper

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    So yesterday while I was cleaning, I decided to pull the center console/cup holders out. While I was at it I saw two screws holding in the shifter, took those out and noticed there was something holding it in. Turns out theres wiring in there so I just slid it back down and screwed it back on. Now the shifter wont lock into park. I also noticed the button doesn't function as it did before. Anybody ever experience something like this? What did I do? Is this dangerous? Any help?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    The only wires in there should've been for your overdrive button... I just took mine off to clean it so just make sure the overdrive button is in correctly and you should be fine, also make sure you hit the brake first before trying to push the button
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    MightyProper

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    how do you take the shifter off? having the hardest time figuring it out? Thanks
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    There is a little screw on the handle itself, start there.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    Take the two screws off the bottom then pop the OD piece off of the shifter, then the OD button comes out and the wires come unplugged then it slides off
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    MightyProper

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    Thanks alot Afroman! Was able to remove the shifter and fix my issue.
     
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