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The light on the gear shift is burnt out

I changed the fuse but it did not help. I don't know how to get to the light -- to change it. This is an automatic. Any easy solutions?

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  • Kenneth Hall Oct 07, 2008

    mine is burnt out to.. i dont know how to change it.. so i left it alone.

  • angiekr Oct 27, 2008

    Solution number 1 (best solution) did it for me. I also had to unscrew the last screw in the front, to get it to lift high enough since I didn't know what I was looking for. Thank you very much, this has been driving me crazy for 2 years.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    i have the same problem


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The pros at the auto parts store said go to the dealship and pay $60.00 labor and $0.97 for parts.

So Remove the coin holder cup behind the shifter by lifting up, then remove to 10mm screw (black).

Now open the cover on the rear storage area and empty it, there are 2 10mm screws (black) at the bottom, remove them.

Now lift the rear of the console about 6 " you can now access the light socket between the carpet and the console, a 1/4 turn and a gentle pull you have the light bulb out.

Replace with light #194 .

Reassemble in reverse order.

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  • PMedGuy15 Oct 30, 2010

    followed directions as above found the bulb, simple change. More work to get to the bulb than the actual changing. Gotta lift that console pretty high to get to the bulb, was wondering if the emergency brake lever was going to limit how high I needed to go. Thanks for your help


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On the base where the numbers are use a small screw driver to pop it up lift it up the bulb is on driver side

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