Which switch you have depends on which automatic transmission you have the four speed (01M)or five speed (09A).
For the four speed the switch is bolted into the transmission with a single bolt and is real easy to replace. The first two pictures are the four speed switch.
Shut the car off. Disconnect the electrical connector.
Remove the bolt and retainer. Remove the switch by pulling straight out.
Be sure to use a new seal and a bit of lube when you install the replacement switch.
Install the retainer and bolt. Tighten bolt to 7 ft lb (10 Nm)
For the five speed auto it is a bit more involved and you need a special tool to adjust the switch position correctly. The rest of the pictures are the five speed switch.
First thing is to see if the radio has a security code programmed in it, usually there will be a card in the owners manual. If no card and it has one of the premium radios you will need to have a dealer look up the unit to get the proper security code.
Once you have that in hand.
Be sure the transmission is in park. Then block the wheels.
Disconnect the battery and remove the battery carrier assembly.
Remove the nut from the shaft (arrow picture 4).
Remove shift lever from shaft.
Remove the electrical connection.
Remove the retaining bolts and the switch.
Installing the new one requires the tool in picture 5.
First be sure that the groove (1) and the mark (2) on the switch body are lined up (picture 6)
Next slide the switch into position over the shaft and screw the bolts in finger tight.
Install the adjustment tool onto shaft.
Rotate the shaft to place the transmission in neutral.
Now rotate the switch until the hole in the switch housing lines up with the pin on the adjustment tool.
Push the pin into the hole to secure the switch position.
Tighten the mounting bolts to 4 ft lb (6 Nm) while being sure neither the shaft or the tool moves.
Remove the pin and shift the transmission back into park.
Remove the adjusting tool. Reinstall the shift lever. Torque the retainer nut to 7 ft lb (10Nm)
Verify shifter adjustment with the interior shift lever.
Install the electrical connector.
Reinstall the battery carrier and battery.
If needed enter the radio lock code.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:29 AM