Having some trouble with a sticky shifter on my 2008 4runner Limited (It has 161,000 miles, very well maintained, runs like a swiss clock. All highway miles). Issue comes and goes. Now, 3 days ago I smelled burning electrical burning smell and now my truck won't lock, and some lights (map) and Dome in rear passenger don't light. When I first start up the car, the guages, (tac and fuel ) go all wacky then settle down.
I removed the center shifter area trim and did a little cleaning out , and now it's behaving shift wise, but that comes and goes. Stiff, then no problem at all.
My thoughts of possible issues? 1. Neutral Safety Switch 2. Alternator not putting out proper voltage 3. Shifter cable 4. Shifter needs a real good cleaning . Where to look about the electrical issues that have occured?
I'm taking this to a mechanic, so I want some feedback before I walk in the door from you.