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Gear position indicator is blank

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Hi all. I am new to the forums but not to the website. This has been a great place to help me out with my 01 Rubicon. I have found some posts about similar problems to mine but not exactly so I thought I would start a new thread.

The problem is when i try to shift. I have to wiggle the shift selector to get it into gear otherwise the gear position is just blank. I have read alot of posts about it blinking for people but that has never happened to me. The atv does change gear but will never go outside of 1st gear and sputters while in reverse. As soon as i wiggle the shift selector so that it reads the appropriate gear on the display, it seems to work fine. This problem has been getting worse and worse over the past couple months. I have checked my codes and there was a code 10 in there (ECM) but since I have cleared the code, it hasnt come back. There is the possibility that it isnt related to this problem. I was thinking it was a bad contact in the gear shifter but it does the same thing when i try and manually shift the gears. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello. I have a 01 honda foreman rubicon 500 and it's having a shifting problem. When I put it in drive it acts like it's in high gear and you have to give it full throttle to move a little bit, and in reverse it sputters, Ive replaced the gear position sensor, because I've had this problem before, it didn't fix it this time, does anybody know any other sensors or anything it could be?
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Regards, tubemate
I'm having the same problem with my 2003 Rubicon. It wont go into D and seems it defaults to first gear and just stays there, and the display is blank. it shifts into low and reverse fine and if you ride for awhile then all of a sudden D will work. I will be replacing the switch as soon as it arrives. will report back also :)
How did you fix my meter just show esp mode and the gears are blank. It won’t crank over or start
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