gear shift indicator lights acting weird

gear shift indicator lights acting weird

Postby codpird [OP] » November 26th 2018, 1:07pm

Hi Guys,
I'm new here so straighten me out if I do something wrong.

I have a 2002 Astro that shows all positions when you shift the gear shifter, P-N-R-
even the -D- BUT, when you put it in drive, I can feel the transmission engage instantly,
but the indicator light hesitates about 4 seconds before moving to the -D-.
I'd understand not working at all, or intermittently but what's up with the 4 sec hesitation?
It happens every time weather you sit and watch it, or take off driving.
Runs and shifts great, just drives me crazy.
Any ideas

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Re: gear shift indicator lights acting weird

Postby codpird [OP] » November 26th 2018, 2:08pm

Hey Gegrunt, how r ya,
I have the EXACT same problem with a 2002 Astro conversion van I just bought.
Was hoping you found something.
tnx.
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Re: gear shift indicator lights acting weird

Postby MechBob » November 26th 2018, 10:44pm

95% chance you need a range selector switch,usually incorrectly called neutral start/safety switch.
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Re: gear shift indicator lights acting weird

Postby codpird [OP] » November 28th 2018, 1:10pm

I figured it was maybe that, or the readout in the dash but don't know if I want to mess with the dash just yet.
The thing that stumps me is the hesitation in the light moving to the -D-, but not in the transmission.
If you put it down into any of the forward drive gears, the transmission engages instantly like normal
then 4 seconds later the indicator light moves to that position every time. Other positions work as normal.
You just can't pull it down into drive and go like we've all been so used to doing without waiting to see if you're in drive or something else, lol.

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