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Old 09-04-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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2013 mustang selectshift button fix

After a long search and finding very little help or pictures on how to. I desided to get my hands on it and fix it

Issue is after long period of use this buttons get carbon build-up and quit working or fail to work propertly in result of ending having to press them harder or not working at all
the fix its simple if you have steady hands and extremely carefull with plastic small pullers pry the button out of the shifter very important to be extremely careful since it might break also make sure is done on hot day since plastic breaks easy on cold weather
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I used an eraser to cleanup the carbon buildup put everything back together and it works like brand new
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Thanks for posting this how to, great pictures!

Just curious, how many miles are on your Stang? How often do you use your Select Shift buttons? Once in a while, every day, multiple times each day?
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52,xxx miles and no problems yet for me. But thanks for posting.

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I've had my car for a little over two years and 14,000 miles and I have not used these buttons yet. I guess I should try them out before my warranty is gone.

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Thanks for posting this how to, great pictures!

Just curious, how many miles are on your Stang? How often do you use your Select Shift buttons? Once in a while, every day, multiple times each day?
Just hit the 20k mark i got it with 16k not sure how much use previous owned did to the buttons but on the 6 month i had it i can say i use it every day
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Thanks so much man! just fixed my select mode
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Thanks so much man! just fixed my select mode
No problem!!! Glad i can help
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Button problems again

I am new to the forum and just found this thread looking for button problems. Mine had become difficult to upshift at just shy of 19,000 miles. The dealer dealt with it under warranty. Now, about 27 months later and nearing 44,000 miles it is doing it again. I would love to be able to fix it myself. Do you have any info on the pullers you used to remove the SelectShift button from the shift handle? Also, is there any trick to pulling the green circuit panel loose from the switch? I wonder why it only seems to be a problem when upshifting. Downshifting works just fine.
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:28 PM   #9
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I used small watch or jewelry flat screw driver and very careful pry out its very small tabs and they are easy to brake

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Was there any trick to pulling the switch apart to get the contact plate (green thing) out?
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Also depends on how much use u give to the buttons get use to doing it every now and then I'm on my 2nd time doing it I use the buttons almost all the time

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Mine took over 20,000 miles to start acting up again, but I use mine frequently but not all the time.
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Honestly hardest scaryest part is taking it out of the shifter feels like something will break but one out next step is to take chrome trim like you see on first picture 2 chrome tabs on the top and 2 like it on the other side then the 2 black ones next to it and the 2 on the opposite side let me know if u need me to point them on the pictures

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I wish I would have made a video when I did mines I guess I'll try to remember next time I do it.. it's just hard to do so while holding a phone to record unless I get a second person to film lol

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Thanks. Pointers on the pictures would be a big help. The weather is a bit cool right now (Western Washington State) so I'll probably wait a few days for it to warm up a bit more before I work on it. I suppose I could always use a hair dryer to warm up the shift knob. I have some very small screwdrivers I can use to get the button out of the handle.
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I wish I would have made a video when I did mines I guess I'll try to remember next time I do it.. it's just hard to do so while holding a phone to record unless I get a second person to film lol

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Good thought. I have a GoPro camera and should film mine when I do it. Just have to figure out how to mount it so I don't have to hold it while performing surgery.
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Thanks again. It looks like the chrome tabs hold the switch into the shift handle and the black tabs hold the switch parts together.
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? Mark means I can't remember if that's actually a tab or not but once u have out out and chrome part off will be easy to figure out you will know what I mean it's easy to figure out just make sure u do on warm weather cold weather and plastic tabs and not friendly

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Thanks again. It looks like the chrome tabs hold the switch into the shift handle and the black tabs hold the switch parts together.
Actually if I remember correctly * marks actually hold the button to the shifter and the ? Marks are the actual tabs that keep it together

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Great info. I'll post again when I have worked on mine and, hopefully, will produce a video as well.
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Thanks for this post! We have almost 58,000 mi. on the littlepony and we use the +- daily. live in the mountains. It just recently started to act up. Be pulling it apart in the morning. What type of eraser did you use? One on the top of a #2 pencil?
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Thanks for this post! We have almost 58,000 mi. on the littlepony and we use the +- daily. live in the mountains. It just recently started to act up. Be pulling it apart in the morning. What type of eraser did you use? One on the top of a #2 pencil?
Yeah any kind it's just to remove carbon residue on the contacts also a little bit to clean up the black bumps on the rubber button

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Just make sure the eraser has not become hard from age. Test it on a pencil mark on paper to ensure that it erases cleanly.
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I did mine this afternoon and have some observations.

It is obviously easier to perform this surgery with the shift lever in D or S. There is a plastic plate on the right side of the shift lever with an indentation at the back. A slot screw driver can be used to remove that plate. Look down into the area below the plate and you will see a sort of cream colored plastic bit. Use a long screw driver to push the plastic bit (forward if I recall correctly) while you pull the shift lever back into D or S. Put the plastic plate back on so you won't drop things into that well. The shift lever can be moved forward again without pressing on that plastic bit.

It took me a good bit of fiddling around to get the button out and there is not a lot of free play in the wire attached to it. Just take it slow and easy.

The bezel came off of the button pretty easily, and the black rocker button came out easily also, although that is not necessary.

It took a lot more fiddling around to get the green plate shown above removed from the button, but I was able to do so without breaking anything. My green plate did not have an excessive amount of carbon on the contacts, but I used an eraser on them anyway. I also used it on the round bits that touch the gold contacts.

It was fairly easy to get the green plate back in, but not as easy to get the black rocker button back in or the bezel back on. It was also not that easy getting the button back into the shift lever, but it obviously will go.

The good news is that it operated like new during my test drive after the surgery. I just hope it is a very long time before I have to do that again.
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Thanks for this post! We have almost 58,000 mi. on the littlepony and we use the +- daily. live in the mountains. It just recently started to act up. Be pulling it apart in the morning. What type of eraser did you use? One on the top of a #2 pencil?

Here it is the end of November and a finally am getting to fixing the select shift.
I thought it was difficult to get the switch out till it came time to take it apart.
With patients and perseverance I managed to get it apart with no damage, a minor split of one of the little ring looking tabs, no big deal, went back together perfect and it works 95% better.
Don't think I want to do this again any time soon. It took almost 55,000 to get dirty the first time, if this lasts that long again, woo-hoo
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My question is....why do you guys use the button at all ? I just put my shifter in S mode & let the computer do the shifting. Very doubtful anyone can shift as quickly, accurately & smoothly as the computer. I drive in S mode 100% of the time & never use the buttons.
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My question is....why do you guys use the button at all ? I just put my shifter in S mode & let the computer do the shifting. Very doubtful anyone can shift as quickly, accurately & smoothly as the computer. I drive in S mode 100% of the time & never use the buttons.
When I drive autocross I use the button and never get out of second but sometimes drop back down to first. Around town there are several hills that I take in third where fully automatic would upshift. The same is true on the highway. I prefer to keep the revs up and be able to accelerate more readily if needed. In all other cases I also let the computer do it.
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So, if a guy wanted to replace the switch with a new one, Does somebody know the part number for it? I've searched the net and can't seem to find it.
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Thank you Sir.
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I followed everything above and now the white wire is nearly cut clean in half not sure when it occurred but whenever I touch the two wires it upshifts as normal is it worth taking to an audio shop and have them crimp the wires together?
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I assume the button is not reinstalled. If that is the case I would certainly get the break repaired. Mine is still shifting up and down just fine.
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