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2018 Honda Accord $154 $62.95 $91.00 24% $202.70
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Shift Indicator (Automatic Transmission) Replacement Service

What is the Shift Indicator (Automatic Transmission) all about?

The shift indicator, or gearshift indicator, is a readout that indicates which gear your transmission is engaged in. Every vehicle with an automatic transmission has a shift indicator, whether it’s a digital or mechanical readout on your instrument panel or a lit or mechanical indicator by your console-mounted gearshift lever.

The shift indicator is attached to a shift indicator cable. The shift indicator cable moves the shift indicator’s position to accurately reflect the gear your transmission is engaged in. Many mechanical-style shift indicators are a needle that moves along a rudimentary track on the “PRNDL” display, which indicates whether your transmission is in Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, or Low gear. If the needle breaks, the track wears, or the needle becomes separated from the shift indicator cable, the shift indicator won’t display the proper gear.

Keep in mind:

  • The shift indicator simply reflects what gear your transmission is currently in.
  • If the indicator is not operating properly, your transmission will still function as it should though you will need to be aware of your shifter position before starting to drive.
  • If your shift indicator is digital and stops working, you may need a wiring repair or a transmission sensor replacement to correct the condition.

Our recommendation:

The shift indicator is typically part of a larger component. If your shift indicator is mounted on the center console by the shifter, you may need to have the whole gearshift assembly replaced. If the shift indicator is on your instrument cluster, you may need to have the whole instrument cluster replaced as an assembly, which the mechanics at YourMechanic can do for you.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Shift Indicator (Automatic Transmission)?

  • Readout doesn’t change when shifter is moved.
  • Gearshift doesn’t reflect the actual gear your transmission is in.

How important is this service?

The shift indicator is an important device to ensure you operate your vehicle safely. Without a properly operating shift indicator, you can accidentally engage the wrong gear and potentially injure your car’s occupants or the people around you. Have your broken shift indicator repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

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Nathan

14 years of experience
95 reviews
Nathan
14 years of experience
Very friendly man, got right to work and was able to handle my situation faster than anticipated
2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - SHIFT INDICATOR (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION) - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Deane

8 years of experience
139 reviews
Deane
8 years of experience
Deane is awesome! Very willing to listen and answer any questions or concerns you may have about your vehicle. I wasn't sure what part I needed, but described to him what lead to pieces in my car shifter breaking apart. He ordered the correct assembly, arrived early with it, and had my car up and running within an hour. He pointed out that the wire harness behind my shifter lookes like it may have gotten wet (it's directly below the cup holders) and shorted out. This was likely the reason that prevented my car from shifting out of park before the shifter assembly broke. He also stayed to inspect my vehicle after the repair. I was skeptical about using Your Mechanic before today, but will now recommend to all my friends and family. Very pleased that I did not have to tow my vehicle to an auto repair shop and overall it was a great experience. Thank you Your Mechanic and thank you Deane!
2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - SHIFT INDICATOR (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION) - OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Chris

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Chris has worked on my car twice now. The first time he was right on time. I needed a part for my car that required being ordered and an estimate on parts and labor. My gear shift wasn't working, but he rigged the car so I was able to drive if needed. The second time, when he came to complete the service, he texted me to see if he could start earlier, I was delighted. Chris is very courteous, explained what he had done, and didn't leave a mess in my car. I'm delighted to have found My Mechanic and will definitely use them again!
2008 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - SHIFT INDICATOR (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION) - WEST LINN, OREGON

Kurt

35 years of experience
23 reviews
Kurt
35 years of experience
Kurt was professional, diagnosing the problem and advising me what to do to get the car fixed. He set it up so that I was able to drive the car while awaiting thevordered part. He was on time and I appreciated the call upon his arrival.
2007 HYUNDAI ENTOURAGE - SHIFT INDICATOR (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION) - BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA

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