shift indicator on 2000 Mercury Mountaineer

how can i correct the shift indicator to read properly, the R is N, D is 2, P is in between P and R

by in Glen Burnie, MD on August 16, 2010
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ANSWER by , August 17, 2010
There is a specific process to recalibrate the shift indicator which requires removing the steering column cover, moving the gearshift lever to multiple positions and adjusting the indicator with the thumb wheel located at the bottom of the steering column. I have summarized the steps below, but this is something you might want to consider taking to a repair center to ensure proper calibration. Remove the upper instrument panel steering column cover Place the gearshift lever in the (D) position Rotate the gearshift lever down until it bottoms out (first gear), then rotate two locations up to the D position Center the pointer in the middle of the D position Rotate the thumb wheel located on the bottom of the steering column to adjust the pointer Carefully move the gearshift lever from position to position and compare with the transmission settings Readjust if necessary and install the upper instrument panel steering column cover