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shaft (E).

Fig. 390: Identifying Control Lever, Spring Washer, Lock Washer And Locknut With Torque
Specifications

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20. Attach the shift cable end to the control lever, then insert the control pin into the control lever hole

through the shift cable end, and secure the control pin with the spring clip/washer.

21. Secure the shift cable bracket.

22. Check the connectors for rust, dirt, or oil, clean or repair if necessary, then connect the connector

securely.

23. Install the battery base.

24. Install the air cleaner (see AIR CLEANER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

25. Install the battery tray, battery, and battery hold-down bracket, then connect the battery terminals.

26. Install the left upper fender cover and battery trim.

27. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). Move the shift lever through all positions, and check the transmission

range switch synchronization with the A/T gear position indicator.

28. Check that the engine starts in P and N, and will not start in any other shift lever position.

29. Check that the back-up lights come on when the shift lever is in R.

30. Raise the vehicle on a lift, allow all four wheels to rotate freely, then start the engine, and check the shift

lever operation.

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

32. Do the steering column memorization (see STEERING COLUMN POSITION MEMORIZATION ).

33. Do the power window control unit reset procedure (see RESETTING THE POWER WINDOW

CONTROL UNIT ).

TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTION SWITCH TEST

1. Remove the center console (see CENTER CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

2. Disconnect the transmission gear selection switch/park pin switch/A/T gear position indicator panel light

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connector.

Fig. 391: Identifying A/T Gear Position Indicator Panel Light Connector
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3. Check for continuity between connector terminals No. 3 and No. 2.

There should be continuity when the shift lever is in M, and no continuity when the shift lever is in any
position other than M.

4. Check for continuity between connector terminals No. 7 and No. 2.

There should be continuity when the shift lever is pushed toward the upshift position (+), and no
continuity with the shift lever released to the neutral position.

5. Check for continuity between connector terminals No. 8 and No. 2.

There should be continuity when the shift lever is pulled toward the downshift position (-), and no
continuity with the shift lever released to the neutral position.

6. Replace the transmission gear selection switch/park pin switch assembly if the switch test is failed.

7. Install the center console (see CENTER CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTION SWITCH REPLACEMENT

1. Remove the center console (see CENTER CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

2. Disconnect the transmission gear selection switch/park pin switch/A/T gear position indicator panel light

connector (A), then remove the connector from the shift lever.

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Fig. 392: Identifying A/T Gear Position Indicator Panel Light Bulb Socket
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3. Remove the A/T gear position indicator panel light bulb socket (B), then remove the bulb (C) from the

socket.

4. Remove the transmission gear selection switch/park pin switch (D) by releasing the lock tabs (E).

5. Install the new switch assembly in the shift lever.

6. Install the bulb in the socket, then install the socket in the A/T gear position indicator panel.

7. Install the switch connector on the shift lever, then connect the connector.

8. Install the center console (see CENTER CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

PADDLE SHIFTER + (UPSHIFT SWITCH) CIRCUIT TROUBLESHOOTING

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations (see COMPONENT
LOCATION INDEX
) and the precautions and procedures (see PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES ) in
the SRS before doing repairs or service.

1. Remove the steering wheel (see STEERING WHEEL REMOVAL ).

2. Check for continuity between the steering wheel switch harness 20P connector terminals No. 15 and No.

7 while pressing the paddle shifter + (upshift switch) and when the shifter is released.

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Fig. 393: Checking Continuity Between Steering Wheel Switch Harness 20P Connector Terminals
No. 15 And No. 7

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Is there continuity while pressing the paddle shifter + and no continuity when the shifter is released?

YES — Go to step 5.

NO — Go to step 3.

3. Disconnect the paddle shifter + (upshift switch) connector.

4. Check for continuity between the paddle shifter + (upshift switch) connector terminals No. 1 and No. 2

while pressing the shifter and when the shifter is released.

Fig. 394: Checking Continuity Between Paddle Shifter + (Upshift Switch) Connector Terminals No.
1 And No. 2

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Is there continuity while pressing the paddle shifter + and no continuity when the shifter is released?

YES — Replace the steering wheel switch harness.

NO — Replace the paddle shifter + (upshift switch) (see PADDLE SHIFTER + (UPSHIFT SWITCH)
REPLACEMENT
).

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