Gear shifter problems , stuck in park.2012

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Marshall

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Hi, yesterday, SIL's 2012 Laramie, 5.7 with auto counsel shifter is stuck in park and no start.
He said the shift lever felt real stiff. This was at the cabin of course, no services around.
I was going out anyway, so took some oil, cleaner, tools, booster, etc.
First thing ,pulled up the cover and stuck a screw driver in the counsel, and we got shift lever into neutral, and truck started fine and shifted.
So he can check it when back home , in my 80's I don't need to roll around in the dirt, but he said it looked OK under the truck. so may have to pull the center counsel apart, I have never had one opened.
I am thinking neutral switch is jammed up?
Is it hard to get the covers off those?

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its a simple job

in the top image
look at the very top of image one, just above the shifter, you should see the mini light bulb

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shifter handle
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REMOVE the 2 screws, that are hidden under the rubber pad that is in the front tray that are at the base of the dash boards center stack.

In the bottom of the floor console tray, remove the large rubber pad.
 
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Under the big rubber pad, if i recall correctly, there are 3 screws, ( 2 are silver, one is gold ), don't misplace them

There are 2 electrical connectors, cigarette lighter & a mini bulb that lights up the shifters positions, PRNDL

I believe that i am holding the connector that plugs into the cigarette lighter

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ignore the new wiring, that is for the CB Radio

When you have removed all of the screws holding the tray down

If i remember right, lift the arm rest lid & the other cover too
Grab the back of the tray, close to the rear of the tray, jerk upwards.

I believe that is how i lifted the tray out, i may be confused with my 2016, i had to do that one also.

When you lift the tray, be careful of the small wire for the mini light, it is fragile.

Caution: IF your truck has the small access panel ..
If you decide to remove the little access panel, that is located in the side panel of the console, where the drivers knee may touch.
That panels clips break easily :(
 
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Thank you ,I will talk to him later , it sounds like it started working OK again, from what I hear, may be just dry, sticky.
 
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