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Old 04-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gear Indicator on Dash is gone

I go to fill up my truck today, gear indicator on the dash is there like it has been. Fill up, get back in to drive off and it isn't there.

Is there a selection in the menu screen to turn this on/off that I don't know about? I'm sure it is coincidental with me filling up, but why is it gone?

I thought there was another thread about this, but I couldn't find it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hit the plus or minus on the shifter it turn it on or off.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Every once in a while mine disapears. I am not sure why but like Dave67 mentioned just hit the + or - on the shifter and it comes back. I swear its after my wife drives it, but she says that she doesnt mess with anything...
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got it. Tried that and it worked. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Me too...

Same Fix. 250 miles so far no other problems
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am thinking the + enables the display of the gear indicator and the - disables the gear indicator.

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Just found this thread. Saved my from insanity as I tried to figure out where my light went occasionally, and then what I had done to get it back. Here I was thinking I had a short somewhere as I fumbled around with shifter and the gear lights returned. LOL
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Learned this lesson when shifting manually without selecting "M" first with the transmission lever. Interestingly, the + and - rocker on the shift lever will also shift the transmission manually without moving the transmission lever into M first. The gear indicator goes blank when pressing + while in 6 and returns when pressing - .

I use the manual shift feature often to hold in 5 when driving curvy roads. The Tow Haul button holds shift points longer and provides aggressive downshifts when braking. Very useful up and down grades, but took some getting used to.

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Usually what happens is you inadvertently press the +/- button, not even realising you did it.
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Interestingly, the + and - rocker on the shift lever will also shift the transmission manually without moving the transmission lever into M first.

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I think you will find if you check your manual, you are not "shifting" the transmission with that button when you are in drive, but are instead 'removing' higher level gears from the transmission's automatic selection. If you sit at idle in drive and press "-" once, you convert the transmission into a 5 speed. Press it again, and its a 4 speed. You'll see the display change. If you are driving and in 6th gear, pressing the "-" will 'remove' 6th gear from the display, and the trans will of course downshift into it's now highest gear, 5th. Press "-" again, and you'll downshift into 4th because you just "removed" 5th gear. Pressing the "+" button adds the gears back for automatic selection. A really neat feature!
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