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Unread 05-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Auto Tranny Indicator Needle Missing

Just bought a YJ today. It's totally stock and a virgin to dirt. All that's about to change, but she needs a couple things right off the bat. For one, the little needle for the gear indicator on the steering column is missing, so I can't tell what gear I'm in. Not a HUGE deal, but I'd like to fix it. Anyone know how??

Side note: The 4x4 light doesn't come on, so I don't know if I'm in 4hi or 4lo. Help on that is appreciated as well!

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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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The 4x4 light is controlled by a switch located at the vacuum disconnect. Start with a volt meter to rule out wiring, fuse or bulb.

The indicator is most likely a junkyard only part but can be found on lots of GM vehicles. The entire steering colum is a bolt in replacement from s Chevy S10.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Just a little warning, these break easy. Mine was missing when I got it, found one, installed it. The first time I yanked it into L1 it snapped off. A little extra play in the linkage let it have more travel than the pointer in it's slot.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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actually you can buy them from here. http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/.../52003154.html

I just put one in my 90 yj a couple months ago.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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It is one part that is fairly cheap at the dealership.

It is the Pernundel, I sold many of them.

What breaks is the small piece of braided fishing line. You can fix it, but likely not worth messing with when new parts are available.
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