2003 Ford Explorer red indicatorput in park, drive, reverse

Tiny
GRIGZRH
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130 MILES
The red arrow advising if I am in park drive or reverse is not working and

the button that fixes my side mirrors is not working.

Is this electrical? Can it be fixed.
I shipped my car to Trinidad and Tobago where I am l living need to know how before I take it to be fixed.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 2:01 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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For the mirrors, check the fuse, and if OK, the wires in the rubber conduit that runs from the car into the door usually break inside that conduit. Is the light out on the shifter, or is the problem that the pointer does not move?
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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No the pointer does not move, and the lights are not off advise
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 3:02 PM
Tiny
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In reference to the reading of PARK/ REVERSE/ DRIVE GEARS. I HAVE TO PUT IT ON AND TRY BEFORE I KNOW WHICH GEAR I AM IN. THANKS
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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1.Remove the lower dash panel. 2.Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. 3.Place the range selector lever in the first gear position. 4.Place the range selector lever in the (D) position. This should be two detents from the first gear position. 5.Hand a three-pound weight on the end of the range selector lever. 6.Center the pointer in the middle of the (D) by rotating the thumbwheel on the PRNDL cable housing.7.Remove the three-pound weight from the end of the range selector lever. 8.Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds. 9.Install the lower dash panel.


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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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Is this Issue Electrical?

In the islands the Mechanic shops are different and need to know which one to take it to. The reason for the question above.

Thank you. I am a female and do not know much of these things, but you made me knowledge smart. This is a moment of magic. I cannot wait to tell all my family and friends. You are better than JUST ANSWER.

I can now take it to a Mechanic.

Thanks Mike. Merlin, Bob. Ken and all I missed.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 9:06 AM
Tiny
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The pointer is not electrical, it's a small chord that moves the pointer, something either broke or snapped off. The mirror is electrical, and like I said, is either a broken wire, bad mirror switch, or bad motor in that mirror. Or the fuse!
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. You guys have been great!
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the kind words! Let us know how it turns out!
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 3:47 PM

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