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Old 01-21-2007
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Took apart the dash.. ..and found a problem..

And now it wont show the truck is in any gear past drive..

All I did was replace the bulbs on the back and now its being a little fucjer as you can see in this vid in which I put the truck in D and then in First, it does not say I went to first though:


So did I break something?

I had 1 bulb burnt out and replaced them all..

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did you pull the cluster all the way out, or jus let it hang there on the shift indicator cable?

there is a adjusting wheel on the cable. if you follow the length of the cable with your fingers you should find it and be able to re-calibrate the needle.
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there is a **** in the dash that adjust the needle position on the selector.......other than adjusting that i dont know what to tell you...if you have a repair manual, it should say in there were it is and how to adjust it....
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Its probably just a cable attached to a clip that attaches to your shift lever. Put the truck in park and then adjust the cable to where it lines up, then check it through the other gears
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I experienced this also when trying to put my dash back together for the first time. It was simple bound up, and required no adjustment other than moving it around a tiny bit so the mark could move freely.
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my dads 96 F-250 has been like that for a year... he just feels for the gear, or count...its his work truck so he's not too particular with it
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I played with the white clip thing and got it working again,, ford has some interesting ways of doing things,,
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