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Hello all, while I was on vacation my 1994 TBird (4.6)'s Gear Shift Indicator broke off and is stuck in Park. My shifter has always been funny since I've had the car so I know why it broke. The question is: How can it be fixed? I have to take apart that area anyways to replace the shifter and clean the area, what can I do while I'm in there?

On a side note: Its the orange peice that just tells you what gear your in that is stuck\broke, I can still shift into all of the positions, It just constantly says its in Park.
 

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There are two possibilities. One is that the little plastic piece that is on the shifter bracket broke, the other is that the indicator attachment on the PRNDL thing broke. I dont know how to take that apart so I couldent tell you how to fix that one. They are ussually available in the junk yards, but tend to be very dirty from what I've seen.
 

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Will the shifter from a '97 work? I'd be surprised, but if it will, you can have mine for $10 plus shipping. The leather knob has very little wear, and it was working fine when I pulled it out for a 5-speed swap. None of the wiring is on it though, like for the OD cancel button.
 

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I'n not 100% but the AOD version & 4R70W version look different. Could just be the interior changover though. Box itself may be the same.
 

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if it's just the orange slider, that sits in a groove under there. take the console top off and the are 2 (maybe 4) screws holding the PRND12 thing down. also have to remove the shifter (first). it's simple how it works. if it's fubar'd get a j/y part
 

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Yeah it is the orange slider, I was hoping it was a simple fix like that. I've been in there a few times and have to go in again anyways to replace my shifter so it shouldn't be a problem. Thanks!
 

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last time i had mine off i forgot to line that thing up so now i dont see an orange light at all. no big deal
 

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Yeah it isn't too bad without it, I was telling my dad if it was too hard to fix I should do the manual shift boot mod for the auto trans shifter. I've seen a couple guys do it on here, it would be a cool idea to play with.
 

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i dont like the boot on the auto shifter. the shifters too wide and it doesnt look right IMO
 

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I broke the plastic part that sticks up, not the sliding part that recieves it, so I just put a leather shift boot over it, problem solved......or so was the case with my white bird..... I miss that car....RIP
 
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