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Its a 2002. Wont shift elec. just flashes what gear its in or --. Usually starts off o.k. then wont shift. Getting worse.
 

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shift probs

i'm also having trouble with my 04. the neutral and reverse lights are both on. the shift indicator works. but the shift buttons do not work. when the problem first occured the indicator was just dashes as if id didn't know what grear it was in. i manually shifted to second and drove it back to the truck, every time i hit a bump the indicator would flash second gear then go back to dashes. i fumbled around with some misc. connectors and got the indicator to display the gear correctly. it also blew a 4wd fuse. any suggestions?
 

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i'm also having trouble with my 04. the neutral and reverse lights are both on. the shift indicator works. but the shift buttons do not work. when the problem first occured the indicator was just dashes as if id didn't know what grear it was in. i manually shifted to second and drove it back to the truck, every time i hit a bump the indicator would flash second gear then go back to dashes. i fumbled around with some misc. connectors and got the indicator to display the gear correctly. it also blew a 4wd fuse. any suggestions?
Spend the money to buy the Factory Shop Manual. Follow the Diagnostics exactly. Don't take any short cuts or any thing for granted. Electrical problems can drive you crazy. They are not impossible if you take the time to understand what you are working on, and use a methodical approach.
 

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just ordered an aftermarket shop manual today. honda wanted $60 for theirs. also talked to a mechanic, he said it sounded like an angle sensor. once i get the manual i'm gonna have another look and probably end up replacing the sensor $66.99
 

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just ordered an aftermarket shop manual today. honda wanted $60 for theirs. also talked to a mechanic, he said it sounded like an angle sensor. once i get the manual i'm gonna have another look and probably end up replacing the sensor $66.99
I hope you get it done. Most of the aftermarket manuals don't go into enough detail. IMO the Honda Manual is worth the money. If you are a member of the HRCA you can view the info for free on the website.

Good luck and Happy trails.
 

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if anyone is curious i found the problem with my es. after needlessly installing a $75 angle sensor i found a broken wire going to the ecu about 2 inches off the harness. i must have pinched it when i installed the winch mount plate. honda won't return the sensor. i'll have to write that off as a stupid tax. lessons learned: check and protect nearby wires when installing aftermarket accessories. and read the **** troubleshooting section of the service manual before buying hondas overpriced replacement parts!!!
 

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Glad you found the problem. The dollars for the shop manual would have saved you some bucks in the long run. You would have followed the proceedures and found the real problem, fixed the thing, and still had the manual to show for your money spent. Now you just have a $75 dollar part. You can either save it or probably sell it to some one and recoup your money.

Thanks for the update.
 
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