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Old 01-24-2012, 12:29 AM
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I have a 2001 4.0L 2WD. I changed the instrument cluster light bulbs for my gas gauge and tach, and after I reassembled the dash everything seemed fine. However, when I went to drive the truck would not come out of park. I can start it in neutral and shift between gears, but once I go back into park it's stuck. I took the dash apart and inspected my work and couldn't find any self induced problems. So I disconnected the actuator that stops the shift arm from coming out and now I can shift out of park, but I get and ABS light and my cruise control doesn't work. I have to admit I did not check the ABS and cruise before disconnecting the actuator, but I hope they are related. Any ideas?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:05 PM
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Anybody know what the fuse number is for the cruise control?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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Were you experiencing any issues getting the truck in or out of park before you swapped out the cluster? For instance, was is spongey or stiff when putting the vehicle into gear?

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Old 01-26-2012, 08:57 PM
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sounds like the brake pedal switch. when i first got my truck it had been sitting for a couple months and that switch was not closing unless you pushed on the brake pedal pretty hard, then it would shift out of park. if you don't want to spend any money just leave it and start it in neutral...why not?
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:17 PM
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No, I didn't have any issues with it before I changed the cluster. I did fix it though. I had a wire that was pulled out just enough to not make contact, pushed it back in and everything works fine. Also, the fuse that combines the cruise control, park shift interlock and ABS is #9.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:32 PM
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ok, something is amiss here.
first, you claim your truck is stuck in "park"
second, you then claim you can start the truck in "neutral" (which means it's now out of "Park"
thirdly, you say you can "shift gears" which means it's now "out of park" or you have a manual transmission, that does NOT have a "Park"
Fourth, you say "when you put it back in "Park" it won't go out of "Park" again.
your story is not making ANY sense.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:19 AM
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I think he meant when it's running in park it won't shift out.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:05 AM
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it's not supposed to shift out of park with the engine NOT running.
his story makes no sense at all
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:31 AM
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it's not supposed to shift out of park with the engine NOT running.
his story makes no sense at all
LOL. So if it doesn't run, how do people push their vehicle?

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:00 AM
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it's not supposed to shift out of park with the engine NOT running.
his story makes no sense at all
Key on engine off it should shift out when you apply brake.
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