What am I missing?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by sailingcruiser, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. sailingcruiser

    sailingcruiser

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    What goes in this void In my shifter housing?

    Any information would be great. I have been looking for pictures with out luck.

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    It is a plastic clip, that gives you access to move the tranny shifter by sticking a tool of your choice down into it.
     
  3. steveLX450

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    A plastic plug. Thats where you put the igition key in to shift out of park when the battery goes dead. Overseas they have a button in that spot to push down on to allow the shifter to move out of park.
     
  4. Malleus

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    Ignition key?
     
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    33554C

    33554-60090-C0 COVER, SHIFT LOCK RELEASE BUTTON
    0000030037 1#4# BLACK,TRIM1#,4# FZJ80

    Took me forever to find one of those. I was just too lazy to buy one from the dealership.
     
  6. sailingcruiser

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    To under stand this correctly. It just a cover? There is not much below it. my ignition key just bottoms out with no function. I'm guessing there is more to it missing.
     
  7. Malleus

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    Yes, you're missing something. The shift lock solenoid is below that hole. Stick a 4-in, or longer, flat blade screwdriver in it and you'll release the lock so that you can shift the transmission without a key in the ignition lock. This is handy when you're removing the front console, or moving the truck without a key.

    There' is no way putting your key in that hole will make anything happen. At least not in this reality.
     
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    Got it works as advertised thanks! I will track down the cover.
     
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    I stand corrected, key wont unlock it like most other brands of autos, never needed to use the feature, assumed the key would work. Owners manual states you use a screwdriver.
     
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    I asked my electrician to set the switch as if it is pushed constantly, so my rig is in unlock all the time
     
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    A little sign that says "Do Not Place Finger in Hole"
     
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