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Old 06-12-2012, 12:06 AM
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Tow/haul switch in shifter

Does anyone know how to get the tow/haul switch out of the shifter? I got the shift lever off of the truck on the bench, but I can't figure out how to get it apart. I have the typical broken wire problem on my tow/haul switch.
 
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:38 AM
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IIRC, the switch and the shift lever are replaced as one unit.
 
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:39 AM
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Rats. I was hoping for a better (cheaper) solution. Thanks for the input.
 
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:19 PM
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Dont just quit... they had to git-r-in-there some how....

If you cant come up with anything, How about a simple dash switch with a wire reroute...
That may be your cheaper option. Good luck
 
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That was my thought as well. It went together somehow, so it has to come back apart somehow. Didn't want to destroy it, but if I have to buy a new one anyway, what the heck? A pretty shift lever is no good if it doesn't work...

The wires are definitely broke somewhere, but it must me inside the shift lever tube. If I push in on the wires the switch will work, but if I pull out it doesn't work. Time for some surgery.
 
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on my 08, the switch just slid into the handle.. I used a small screwdriver to grab it and pull it out once the handle was free of the truck.

I had a broken wire for tow/haul, discovered after I bought the truck.

here is a link to my post from my repair
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...ml#post7944539

Sam
 
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How about a salvage yard replacement - not many wrecks damage the shift lever

use their locator service, get your new to u one and then play with the old one !
 
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Originally Posted by sdetweil View Post
on my 08, the switch just slid into the handle.. I used a small screwdriver to grab it and pull it out once the handle was free of the truck.

I had a broken wire for tow/haul, discovered after I bought the truck.

here is a link to my post from my repair
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...ml#post7944539

Sam
Sweet! Thanks a ton for the info! That's tonight's project.
 
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