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Old 01-09-2010
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Gardner,

This is a new repair, never heard it posted in the past.

I broke mine first! I tried the heat trick first and it failed, then went with epoxy
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Hey Gardner,

How did you fix the shift indicator???
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Bill,
I haven't succeeded yet. Once it warms up a little I will go with the epoxy trick. I did play a bit with thin zip-ties and heat last weekend with no success.
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has anyone ever replaced there Morse shifter? I see there is one on e-Bay new for $55.00. It was purchased from an RV manufacturer auction. the shifter in our bird the plastic cowling around the gear indicator is getting pretty cracked up?
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I haven't succeeded yet. Once it warms up a little I will go with the epoxy trick. I did play a bit with thin zip-ties and heat last weekend with no success.
You probably know , but test first, sometimes these modern glues have a way of making some (plastics/nylon??) disappear.
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OK, I couldn't wait. I went up to the coach and spent half an hour heating the lock to thaw it out, then I worked on the shifter indicator. I tried some Epoxy on a test piece of small zip-tie and it seemed to hold. So I measured the missing length needed, cleaned up the end of the tape, made a loop out of zip-tie, mixed the epoxy and sandwiched the indicator tape between the ends. Now I have to wait 16 hours before really stressing it. I hit it lightly with the heat gun to warm the parts up (it's cold outside)

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You may be on to something.
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Gardner,

Just a helpful hint... I have found it very helpful and easy to turn the drivers seat swivel loose and just lift the seat assembly out of its base then laying the seat over on its back on the couch behind it. I believe I unplug the electrical connection too. Makes for much better room when working around and under the dash. Good luck
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Ryan,
I have pulled the seat out for other projects, but I am not a flexable as I used to be (or thin), so even with the bigger access I still can't find a comfortable work position. Sitting in the seat and reaching down seems to be the way for this project for me.
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Hey Gardner,

How did you fix the shift indicator???
Gardner,

I did not intend to nudge you into the cold, blizzard & frozen lock,
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