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Nice find bro! Deff interesting..

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wow very intresting.

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Great information...what kind of contact cleaning solution are you talking about...sorry i dont understand what this is exactly.

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Originally Posted by YogiSRT8 View Post
Great information...what kind of contact cleaning solution are you talking about...sorry i dont understand what this is exactly.
I used exactly this one


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a137 I already owe ya for the help with the TB issue but now ive got this "service park asst" limp mode occuring and for some reason your pictures of the cleaning process are blocked. Can you explain how i can access the ESM(SLA) module to clean the contacts, thanks again
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First check this tutorial - how to remove shiny bezels and shifter knob

1. remove chrome bezel
2. remove aluminum bezel and knob
3. remove rubber insert from the storage pocket
4. remove 4 Torx10 screws

5. Put shifter in N or D, detach wiring harness and remove shifter assy itself sliding it by shifter rod upwards, as I remember it's fixed by 4 screws or clips. Don't remember exactly, but it's straightforward.

6. Then continue at home, using anti-static precautions.
7. Remove soft plastic dust-shield (be careful, it's lubricated)

8. Remove 2 small screws and detach printed card board (PCB) from it's plastic chassis.

Don't lose or break transparent acrylic lightguide (for illuminating PRND) at top plastic piece.

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i wonder if i need to do this because i just got a new tranny installed by the dealership bout a month ago,does the shifter assmy come with the new tranny or did they use the old one.cause my warranty is gone now. mine is a 06 with 75k miles an even after the new tranny sumtimes it still takes that spilt second to go in R sometimes idk maybe its just me.would that have to do with the shifter assmy barely having contact or something?


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I had to have the ESM replaced under warranty recently. Mine is an '07 with only 9k miles too. Hope this won't be a recurring issue...

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It shocks me also that these things are so horrifically cheap... just IR LEDs would have worked *forever* and cost about $2 more.

Note that this is an MB part and is made by cherry! I would have expected better from both, although the MB electrical gremlins are becoming legendary at this point also
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so will the MB one fit our jeeps? Anyone on here know how to convert to IR or led? I am having this issue and would be up for some testing. I don't drive mine in the winter anyway.
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