Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Automatic Transmission External Controls - Automatic Transmission – HF45 / Removal and Installation - Gear Shift Module (GSM)


NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Release the clips and position aside the floor console upper trim panel.
    1. Lift the front of the upper trim panel to release the clips.
    1. Slide upper trim panel foward to release rear retaining tabs.
  1. Disconnect the GSM .
  1. Remove the bolts and the GSM .


  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Make sure the GSM has the latest software level.
    Refer to: Module Programming (418-01 Module Configuration, General Procedures).

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