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Old 01-02-2013, 05:05 AM
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The shift indicator plate on my 2000, auto tj is broken. Were can i get a new one? Where can i find instructions on replacing it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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Pull off the shift handle (pull hard). Pry around the indicator with a screwdriver. Here is one Jeep Wrangler TJ Automatic Transmission Shift Indicator 97 02 Shifter Bezel | eBay and you can get one from D A V E Y S J E E P S . C O M - Specializing in Jeeps & Jeep Parts

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Thanks, I ordered the ebay snifter.
I'm not to comfortable pulling on the shift indicator but I will give it a try.
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Thanks, I ordered the ebay snifter.
I'm not to comfortable pulling on the shift indicator but I will give it a try.
Be very careful with both removing and installing the new one. To remove the shifter handle, put the shifter in drive or further back whichever lets you pull straight up on it. Grab it with both hands and give it a firm yank straight up and it will pop off.

Take a small thin blade flat screwdriver and carefully pry up on each corner at the sides of the shift indicator bezel. There are four tabs that snap down inside and any rough handling will snap them off and that corner won't stay tight afterwards.

The accordion section in the middle sticks out past the ends and will bind up when you try to remove it if the hole for the shift handle isn't in or near the middle. I typically move the shifter toward park one or two clicks, pry up the back end, move the shifter the other way and then pry up the front end.

When you re-install the new one, you'll see what I'm talking about and the only things you have to watch for are to make sure the clear tab lines up in the slot to orient the indicator strip correctly and the bulb socket just twists out and back in the new one. It takes a 194 bulb if you need another one.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:09 AM
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thanks for all the info,
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I received the part, bought it used for $40.00 and replaced the whole thing in less then 5 minuets. The dealer wanted almost $400.00. Thanks for all the advice.

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