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#1 OFFLINE   DD2000GT

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:47 PM

Reposting per Moderator for any that get a dash error message to shift to park when the shifter is in the park position:

 

I registered to this site specifically to post on this semi-common issue to help any like myself who research how to fix issues themselves. I can attest this issue can easily be fixed with just replacing a $5 microswitch and less than 1 hour of easy time. Thanks to the previous poster that posted the microswitch info, but I saw a few posts with the wrong parts being shown to fix this issue. You need a SPDT three lead switch with the posts on the left side. The CORRECT Omron switch part number is D2HW - BL201M - this version has three leads already in place for easy spicing. I got mine from Mouser Electronics for $5.02. If you want the version with the solder posts, the part number is D2HW - BL201H but you will probably need to remove a lot more stuff to get this resoldered. I went ahead and bought a few spares as well as I expect this to fail again at some point... Don't worry about getting one with a lever, as you will pull the lever off the old switch and put it on the new one.

 

The great part is you won't have to remove the shifter if you get the switch with the leads already attached. Start by setting the parking brake, then start your car and move the shifter into drive (you need to do this so the console cover can move back away from the dash face-plate), then turn the car back off. Remove the center console with the cup holders. Remove the two side trim pieces by pulling straight up. Then, remove the 6 screws holding this cover down under the trim pieces with a Torx T-20 bit. Now, separate the center console from the dash face-plate - this also pulls straight out (towards the shifter) and is kind of difficult so pull carefully but aggressively. Pull straight up on the console from the rear closest to the storage box and it will pop loose and up. You will not be able to pull it up much due to a few wires still attached to the console, but it is more than enough to get the job done. Working from the passenger side, locate the existing microswitch mounted to the shifter towards the front. Pry it away from the shifter using a thin blade flathead screwdriver and un-route the wiring so you can pull this switch out enough to work with it. I cut the leads off the old switch where it was soldered in place and I had enough wire sticking out that I could splice the new one in easily. NOTE - Leave just a little of the wire coloring on the old switch so you can match the wires up to the new switch leads as the colors are not the same. Take the lever off the old switch and press it into place on the new switch, then re-mount the new switch to the shifter by pressing the posts into the appropriate holes on the shifter base. NOTE - install the switch with the lever down and the leads on top. Put the console cover back into place just enough so you can operate the shifter. Start the car and test your splices before putting everything back in place in case you need to pull it back out and fix the wiring. After your sure everything is fine, put the console back together in reverse order you took it out. Then smile that you finally fixed this annoying problem for $5 and less than an hours work!

 

I hope I helped someone from either paying the crazy dealership price or buy a completely new shifter and spend much more time and effort taking things apart to do this.


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#2 OFFLINE   lifsabeach

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Thank you for sharing all of this invaluable information! My husband and I just bought a used 2013 Edge Limited with 28,000 miles three weeks ago and have been dealing with the "shift to park" issue for the last two weeks. At first it was sporadic and now it is almost every time we stop the car. It is already at the shop and supposed to be checked out tomorrow, but I feel good that I have options if the dealership that we purchased it from refuses to take care of it. It's also great to know we are not alone in our experiences. Hoping it is as good as new soon as we LOVE the car otherwise. Fingers crossed (and wires uncrossed)!!

#3 OFFLINE   Edge Mama

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

Hi there. First time poster.

 

I have been having this same problem, I actually followed this thread over from the previous thread. Thank you so much for posting the simple fix to this very annoying problem. I have let my husband know about this and we will be ordering the part and hopefully finding time within the next couple of weekends to get this fixed! I have only had this car about 6 weeks and it does it more often than not. (2013 Edge Sport, bought with 58K on it). Last night we could not get the warning to go away at all. For now I will try what other posters said and click the safety button a few times and see if that works until we can get this fixed.

 

I was starting to get pretty disappointed, I have been wanting this car for a long time and finally got my hands on one...and now this.

 

Again, thank you so much for this, and taking the time to write out detailed instructions on taking everything apart. I am so thrilled to not have to deal with the dealer on this one!



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

I still have this problem from time to time. It really doesn't bother me much as it hasn't caused me any real problems, but I do want to fix it. This switch seems to me like it's the way to go. I'll give that a try before replacing the entire shifter.

All the threads I've read involve the Edge and I have a 13 MKX. My console seems to be a little different then the Edge pic's that were posted. The MKX console is all wrapped in leather and seems to have less plastic. 

Does anyone have a link to the disassembly of an MKX console? Does it come apart the same as the Edge console?



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

May help


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#6 OFFLINE   jwcelaya

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:03 AM

Just fixed my 2013 sport (shift to park) problem. Super easy, especially with the step by step directions and where to purchase the switch. Thank you DD2000GT

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:30 AM

Just fixed my 2013 sport (shift to park) problem. Super easy, especially with the step by step directions and where to purchase the switch. Thank you DD2000GT
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:29 PM

Our 2014 Edge Limited with 22,000 miles has been giving something like 'Transmission not in Park" on the dash display. Is this a fix for this? Is this the same fix my local Ford dealer is wanting over $500 to do? I hope so :). But with my luck, mine is something else :(



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:17 PM

Same issue, yes.
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Same issue, yes.

 

Great!!! It did it with me a year or so ago. This summer it has been doing it a couple times per week with my wife. Yesterday she had to shift the shifter  several times before the dash display would go off. Going to order the part now :)


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

Switch came in the mail yesterday. Changed it this morning and, FIXED!!!. I can't believe that a $5.02 switch would be the fix but it was :). I'm very happy....


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

My 2013 Ford Edge Sport  purchased 07/2012, currently 44,200 klm went in for service just yesterday and I asked the dealership about the warning light prior to reading all this and they fixed the shifter for $550. and change.  After reading all the comments and being a true supporter of FORD and have been for 25 years plus, I am disappointed because of the lack of transparency and the fact this has been a known problem from 2011 - 2015 and affects many Makes and Models.  I am sending Ford a letter that this should be a re-call item and that if this were translated to 20,000 owners of Ford products at $550 each then that is a lot of money that consumers are dispensing with and maybe this is a W5 issue. "Consumer Alert"

Now after the dealer replace the shifter my new warranty for that part is only 3 years and 100,000 klm, so every 3 years I guess I am to anticipate a repair.  But for all those out there that haven't had the repair I was told that if it wasn't fixed it would lock up my operation and not just a simple dead battery but make the vehicle completely in operable and towing required.  The dealership has sold our family several vehicles, to my husband, son and myself.  Had they told me about this, I would of never spent $44,000.  I am not impressed at all.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

My 2013 Ford Edge Sport  purchased 07/2012, currently 44,200 klm went in for service just yesterday and I asked the dealership about the warning light prior to reading all this and they fixed the shifter for $550. and change.  After reading all the comments and being a true supporter of FORD and have been for 25 years plus, I am disappointed because of the lack of transparency and the fact this has been a known problem from 2011 - 2015 and affects many Makes and Models.  I am sending Ford a letter that this should be a re-call item and that if this were translated to 20,000 owners of Ford products at $550 each then that is a lot of money that consumers are dispensing with and maybe this is a W5 issue. "Consumer Alert"

Now after the dealer replace the shifter my new warranty for that part is only 3 years and 100,000 klm, so every 3 years I guess I am to anticipate a repair.  But for all those out there that haven't had the repair I was told that if it wasn't fixed it would lock up my operation and not just a simple dead battery but make the vehicle completely in operable and towing required.  The dealership has sold our family several vehicles, to my husband, son and myself.  Had they told me about this, I would of never spent $44,000.  I am not impressed at all.

 

This is why I join a Forum for every vehicle I own. I'm on 9 Mustang Forums. I'm on 1 Ford Edge Forum. I'm on 1 Ford F150 Forum. I'm on 2 Boat Forums. I was having the 'Shift to Park' problem and used the 'Search' feature of this Forum. I found this Thread with the part number and instructions to do the repair myself. All fixed for $5.02. Its been working perfect for over 3 weeks and still going strong :)


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:57 AM

I am told that if you use the O/D on/off button a lot, that can cause the shifter to fail as well.  Don't know if it is commonplace, but the starting point was a new shifter, about or less than a year old when it failed.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:36 AM

Hi, my 2013 Ford Edge has just started to do this, when I shift into park and turn off the truck,  I get a warning, SHIFT INTO PARK.  Like what the heck?  I would then start my truck put it into gear and shut off and get the same warning.  I had to turn off and on a couple of times before this would go away.  I have read that a lot of other consumers are having this same issue, and of course Ford wants $600 to replace the gear shift?  Why was this not a recall notice if so many are having this issue?

 

So what do I do?  Do I take it in and have the shifter replaced before I get stranded somewhere and I cannot put my truck into gear at all, or do I follow other peoples comments with quick help tips.  example by clicking the little black button you press to put your shifter into drive?  I heard once you turn off the truck and the warning light comes on, just click this black button 2 times and the light goes away, so it goes away but doesn't fix the problem?

 

And of course my warranty has expired, gee isn't that just wonderful



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:04 AM

Why was this not a recall notice if so many are having this issue?

 

Because that's not what recalls are for.   Recalls are for serious safety issues.

 

You can replace the shifter mechanism (not too difficult for a DIYer) or you can just replace the microswitch within the shifter. 


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:09 PM

Hi, my 2013 Ford Edge has just started to do this, when I shift into park and turn off the truck,  I get a warning, SHIFT INTO PARK.  Like what the heck?  I would then start my truck put it into gear and shut off and get the same warning.  I had to turn off and on a couple of times before this would go away.  I have read that a lot of other consumers are having this same issue, and of course Ford wants $600 to replace the gear shift?  Why was this not a recall notice if so many are having this issue?

 

So what do I do?  Do I take it in and have the shifter replaced before I get stranded somewhere and I cannot put my truck into gear at all, or do I follow other peoples comments with quick help tips.  example by clicking the little black button you press to put your shifter into drive?  I heard once you turn off the truck and the warning light comes on, just click this black button 2 times and the light goes away, so it goes away but doesn't fix the problem?

 

And of course my warranty has expired, gee isn't that just wonderful

 

Order the $5.02 part and fix it yourself. If you lived near me, I would do it for you. I'm old, disabled and not very smart and it was easy for me to do. :). The part number in the first post of this Thread 'really' does fix the problem :)


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