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REPLACEMENT ).

10. Reinstall all parts removed.

11. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation system.

TRANSMISSION RANGE SWITCH REPLACEMENT

1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and the navigation system. Make sure the

ignition switch is in LOCK (0).

2. Remove the battery trim and left upper fender cover.

3. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery, then disconnect the positive terminal.

4. Remove the battery hold-down bracket, and remove the battery and battery tray.

5. Remove the air cleaner (see AIR CLEANER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

6. Remove the battery base.

7. Remove the nuts securing the shift cable bracket (A).

Fig. 383: Identifying Shift Cable End Transmission Side With Torque Specifications
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8. Remove the spring clip/washer (B) and control pin (C), then separate the shift cable end (D) from the

control lever (E). Check the bushing (F) in the shift cable end for a proper fit and wear. If the bushing is
loose or worn, replace the shift cable (see SHIFT CABLE REPLACEMENT ).

9. Disconnect the transmission range switch connector.

10. Pry the lock tab of the lock washer (A) on the control lever (B), and remove the nut (C), lock washer,

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spring washer (D), and control lever.

Fig. 384: Identifying Transmission Range Switch, Lever And Locknut
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11. Pry the lock tabs of the lock washer (E) on the transmission range switch (F), hold the selector control

shaft (G) with a 6.0 mm wrench, and loosen the locknut(H).

12. Remove the locknut and lock washer, then remove the transmission range switch (two bolts).

13. Set the new transmission range switch (A) to N. The transmission range switch clicks in N, and the

selector control shaft hole (B) aligns with the N line (C).

Fig. 385: Aligning Selector Control Shaft Hole With N Line
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14. With a 6.0 mm wrench, turn the control shaft fully counterclockwise (viewed from shaft end) to P. Turn

the control shaft back two click-stopped positions so that it is in N.

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Fig. 386: Turning Control Shaft To Position In Neutral «N»
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15. Install the transmission range switch (A) gently over the selector control shaft (B), and install the bolts

loosely.

Fig. 387: Identifying Transmission Range Switch And Selector Control Shaft
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16. Install the new lock washer (A) over the selector control shaft (B) while aligning the projection (C) of the

lock washer with the N positioning line (D) on the transmission range switch (E), and install the locknut
(F).

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Fig. 388: Aligning Projection Of Lock Washer With N Positioning Line On Transmission Range
Switch

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17. Push the locknut against the transmission housing to seat the transmission range switch into the control

shaft, and tighten the locknut (A) to 12 N.m (1.2 kgf.m, 8.7 lbf.ft) while holding the control shaft (B) with
a 6.0 mm wrench (C). Bend the lock tabs (D) of the lock washer against the locknut.

Fig. 389: Identifying Transmission Range Switch, Lever And Locknut With Torque Specifications
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18. Tighten the bolts (E) to 12 N.m (1.2 kgf.m, 8.7 lbf.ft) securing the transmission range switch.

19. Install the control lever (A), spring washer (B), lock washer (C), and locknut (D) on the selector control

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