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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 AM
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Re: transmission selector lights

Hi Kenny,

I have a 2002 2.7 CRD with which I have had a problem that I finally bit the bullet on, and had the local main dealer check it out. They diagnosed a faulty shift lever module. My wife told me in no uncertain terms to stop messing about with the bloody car and let the dealer fix it. £800's worth, which she is going to dip into her savings to pay for. How could I refuse?

To get to the point, none of the faults you mention were present on my system and I intend to make sure that I get the old unit back so that I can check out what may have been the problem. I'm not phased by fiddling around with electronics as it is a field in which I've made my living for the last 40 years.

Thing is, if I find something silly like a blown capacitor or a dodgy connection, I would be quite happy to repair it, if I can and, provided you are prepared to carry the cost of P&P, let you have it on a sale or return basis at a pre-agreed mutually acceptable figure.

I expect to have the old unit in my hands later this week. Where are you based. My guess was that you, like me, are UK based. RHD 2.7 CRD kind of gives it away. Where else, apart from Japan or maybe Oz, would one use such a vehicle?

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM
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hi tony
thankyou for you reply .and yes iwould be intrested if you fix it .i am in deed uk based. i live in devon but work all over the uk. i am in porton at present by
stone henge. and from sunday till wednesday in the oxford area . and them mostl likely the birmingham area. i look forward to hearing from you tc for now kenny
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:46 AM
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Re: transmission selector lights

Hi again Kenny,

our Jeep goes in for the new shifter assembly Thurs pm. I have ascertained that I will get the old one back, and I will have a look at it over the weekend.

Will let you know what I find, and if I can fix it.

Talk to you later.

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hi tony
hope all goes well and you get jeep running back to normal what part of the uk you from tony.
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Re: transmission selector lights

Hi Kenny,

I am based in Bournemouth, so we could possibly, when you are on your way to or from a job, meet up somewhere. We'll discuss that later.

I am in the middle of checking out the shifter assembly and have ascertained, so far, that there are no breaks or intermittent connections in the loom. Trouble is, I got hit with a job on Friday (I'm a semi-retired PCB designer working from home on my own CAD system), so I can't give as much time to the shifter assembly as I would like.

When I work out how to get the knob off the main lever (the one on the transfer lever just pulled off) so I can remove the electronic unit I will let your know what I find.

All the best.

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Re: transmission selector lights

Hi, I'm having some major issue along the same lines. Looks like I have a blown surface mount capacitor. I'm also looking for a replacement board. I also have a guy taking a look at the board tomorrow to see if he can repair it - not holding my breath thought. Anyway, regarding removal of the shifter, they both come off just by pulling upwards. Be careful though, I nearly knocked my self out the first time when the gear knob flew off and hit me square on the chin. Be good to know how you progress.
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Re: transmission selector lights

Thanks for that Emboli.

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Anyway, regarding removal of the shifter, they both come off just by pulling upwards. Be careful though, I nearly knocked my self out the first time when the gear knob flew off and hit me square on the chin.
All I can say is, you're a bloody site stronger than me! With the unit upside down I ran some WD40 down the shaft, then clamped the unit on to the workbench and, using my largest adjustable wrench as a forked lever, and a suitable solid fulcrum, with about an 8 to 1 mechanical advantage I couldn't get the damned thing to budge! The England pack could use someone like you.

Does the ferrule at the bottom of the knob come off with the knob? Is there some other trick, other than a straight pull up, involved in its removal?

I'm totally stumped.

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hi toney well mine to was a bit of a pain but i did mine while in the car gave i good tug and it did come off . didnt want to come easy thou
but once its off once it is a lot easy next time around good luck.and yes we could do that meet up if you get it sorted look forwaed to hearing from you bye for now kenny
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Re: transmission selector lights

Hi Kenny,

well I finally got the gear knob off, in a manner of speaking. I rigged up something involving some straps tied round the knob, a fork stand, 5ft of lever with my weight (200lbs) on the end. The result was sharp "crack" and a broken 'plastic' moulding where the lever goes in. I now know why the main dealers replace the whole unit at £540 + £140 fitting + VAT instead of replacing the suspect part which ought to cost something around £150 to £200 at most.

So, having totally buggered the mechanical part of the assembly, I fetched a hacksaw to the lever and was able to remove the electronic assembly part without any damage to it.

I will now, as it is most likely that this was the cause of the problem, check this out and see what I can find. It should be an easy fit if, like yours, one is easily able to remove both knobs.

As a matter of interest I put the 4" stub of gear lever in the vice and, using a copper drift and a lump hammer, gave the underside of the knob a mighty whack and off it came. I was somewhat surprised not to find a metal circlip, or u-clip, inside the knob. It seems that it is just the moulding of the ferrule that locks the knob in place. I guess there may be a special tool that clamps to the lever and applies pressure to the underside of the knob. Either that or it's "fit and forget" job, and sod the poor guy who comes afterwards trying to dis-assemble this unit.

I'll let you know how the PCB check goes,

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hi tony yes i guess it is like that fit and forget . would sound about right glad you was able to get it off thou look forward to hereing how you get on catch you laters dog walking duty now lol
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