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post #1 of 19 Old 11-18-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Manual tranny gear Position Indicator

I have been searching around and can't seem to find an indicator for the gear you are currently in. Is this possible with a 97 wrangler? I know the ECU can't tell what gear you are in with a manual, or is that untrue? anybody have one of these little indicators?


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I've never seen a gear indicator in a TJ with a manual transmission. Closest thing I know of is a shift indicator.


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Haven't seen one for any manual I have driven and I have driven alot of them.

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...... As stated above, no. Why do you feel you need one?
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Here ya go, its for a motorcycle, but will work fine in an auto application such as a TJ due to the electronicly triggered speedo. you program it to learn RPM versus wheel speed to determine what number to show.


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Here ya go, its for a motorcycle, but will work fine in an auto application such as a TJ due to the electronicly triggered speedo. you program it to learn RPM versus wheel speed to determine what number to show.


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That's the only think I could think of also. However, it won't show correctly unless you're moving with the clutch out and if you set it in high range... it will be wrong for low range and vise versa...

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...the ECU can't tell what gear you are in with a manual, or is that untrue? ...
It doesn't know and doesn't care.

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...anybody have one of these little indicators?
I've had one in every manual shift vehicle I've every owned, all the way back to a '50 Chevy 1/2 ton truck. It's the gear shift lever. I've only had one that gave a false indication and that was because a shift fork came loose from its rod.

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That's the only think I could think of also. However, it won't show correctly unless you're moving with the clutch out and if you set it in high range... it will be wrong for low range and vise versa...

You're right, I didn't think of the Low-Range part of the deal. Thats the best I can come up with though.

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Think of it as a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu'ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There's still Jesus, but he's not the main character anymore, and the Messiah hasn't shown up yet.

Jews like the first movie but ignore the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fan-fiction that doesn't fit with ANY of the series canon.

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[QUOTE=mdm;10474001]It doesn't know and doesn't care.



I disagree. It knows a little about whats going on, due to the fact that the shift light doesn't bother us while in 5th gear. It has the logic to discern if its in 5th or not but certainly no other gear.

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Jews like the first movie but ignore the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fan-fiction that doesn't fit with ANY of the series canon.

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Your shift light doesn't bother you in fifth gear???? Mine does.

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It doesn't know and doesn't care.



I disagree. It knows a little about whats going on, due to the fact that the shift light doesn't bother us while in 5th gear. It has the logic to discern if its in 5th or not but certainly no other gear.
It does depending on your gear ratio/speedo gear whatever.

I believe it lights up based on fuel consumption, RPMs, engine load, and probably many other paremeters that get metered in the PCM.

I have 5.86s, 40" tires, and have the proper 41t speedo gear. I get bugged to upshift when in 5th gear all the time.



Why do you need a shift indicator for your transmission when your shifter is a DIRECT mechanical linkage to it?

If you had an AW4, then yes it would be good to know since it's all electronically controlled by solenoids...

If you don't know what gear you're in then you should probably get an auto.




If you were really wanting an indicator, best bet would be some small micro-switches that get bumped by the shifter when it's in gear.... would be a total PITA and would probably not always work right though.

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Is looking down at the stick if you for some weird reason forget where you just shifted compared to how fast you are going no longer an option? I dont get this. Maybe I missed something for its purpose?
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Is looking down at the stick if you for some weird reason forget where you just shifted compared to how fast you are going no longer an option? I dont get this. Maybe I missed something for its purpose?
I agree. But like many nods we do to our jeeps, sometimes we just want it b/c we want it.


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..fair enough. I don't discriminate mods for the sake of you think its cool. Just wondering if its for some purpose I didnt understand.
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