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A new problem surfaced today. When turning off the car the round shifter dial does not retract. I can hear what sounds like gears working in the counsel but no movement in the dial. Anyone else experience this? I wonder what is involved to fix it.
 
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So, no one has had any problems with the Shift Actuator (Dial)?
I looked at a shop manual and the dial is contained in a module that costs $900. The thing is it may not be that module. The problem could be in the ECU. I guess the only way to find out is to take it to the dealer.
 
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So, no one has had any problems with the Shift Actuator (Dial)?
I looked at a shop manual and the dial is contained in a module that costs $900. The thing is it may not be that module. The problem could be in the ECU. I guess the only way to find out is to take it to the dealer.
Not yet!

If you hear "gears working" its probably not the ECU. Sounds like just the lift mechanism has a problem. Take it apart and have a look inside.
 
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Have you tried to push it down while its trying to go down.
Some times on a gear mechanism it can help mesh the gears back.
 
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Have a look at this thread shifter wont shift
 
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I guess I'm going to have to go to a dealer to get it checked.
Thanks for the replies.
 
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Went to the dealer to get it analyzed. I needed to know if it was just the shift actuator (module). Turns out it is the actuator. It is very expensive of course and even more so to have the dealer install it. Doesn't look like it is to difficult to install so I ordered the part and will install it myself. The scariest thing is removing the trim around the actuator. Once that is removed it is a simple thing to remove the actuator and unplug the old one and plug in the new one. We'll see how it goes.
 
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Went to the dealer to get it analyzed. I needed to know if it was just the shift actuator (module). Turns out it is the actuator. It is very expensive of course and even more so to have the dealer install it. Doesn't look like it is to difficult to install so I ordered the part and will install it myself. The scariest thing is removing the trim around the actuator. Once that is removed it is a simple thing to remove the actuator and unplug the old one and plug in the new one. We'll see how it goes.
Might be interesting to document it with a few pictures.
 
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At $900 ( ) I think I could live without it retracting.

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The scariest thing is removing the trim around the actuator.
Here pictures of the trim so you can see where the plastic engagement tangs are, just lever up adjacent to the tangs and you should be fine - its not difficult. Cushion the leather surround to avoid indents.



 
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hafren, Thanks for those pics. It is what I expected from looking at the manual on a disk. The picture on the disk was not as good as seeing the real thing. I'll post how it goes when I get the part from Texas. Should be about in a week. Thanks again.
 
 
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