The "P" and "D4" both are on and unable to start the car

Tiny
WETODDIT
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  • 1998 HONDA CRV
I inserted the key and it shows both the "P" and "D4" lights are on thus cannot start the car. Seems the automatic transmission gear position indicator is stuck on D4 for some reason. I checked going to each gear and it would light up the corresponding light. Could it be a short somewhere causing the automatic transmission gear position indicator thinking that it is also set at D4?
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It is the sensor that indicates what gear you are in. See if it will start in neutral.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
WETODDIT
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Tried park and neutral, and still not go. It does not even want to crank up.
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
Tiny
ABEHODA
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I have this same problem. Was this ever fixed/solved?
Thanks!
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Sunday, April 29th, 2018 AT 2:49 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Is you car cranking over and not starting or not cranking over?
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
ABEHODA
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Not cranking.
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Easy enough, it sounds like the starter has gone out but to be sure here is a guide to show you how to test the trigger wire from the starter to confirm the failure:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Look toward the bottom of the guide and if bad this guide will give you an idea of what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 AT 9:39 AM

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