Question about 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
I have a 2005 Grand Prix and I need to replace the 194 bulb illuminating the floor console gear shift (P, R, D, 3, etc). I've taken out the four screws (2 per side) on the sides of the console, as well as the four screws in the console compartment. I still can't get the console up and I'm not sure what I'm missing. How can I remove the console or somehow get access to this bulb for replacement?
You actually have the 4T65E. The solenoids are on the valve body when is inside the side cover that you see on the drivers side just below the cross over exhaust pipe.
Its not easy task changing them out without taking the transmission out. It can be done but would be an involved process in getting that thing lowered enough on that side to clear the side cover and to get access to that area and for what all is involved it may be simpler to just drop the tranny.
That said, there is an online community you can visit at www.grandprixforums.net that has many knowledgeable people on it not the least of which is a transmission builder that makes his living working on and building 4T65E's, 4L60E's and so on. If you like, sign up there and post up your dilemma there and see what input you get.
I own a 2001 Grand Prix GTP and Ive pulled both the engine and transmission and I would be hesitant to try and do the work you will need to do without dropping the tranny.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
SOURCE: serpentine belt replacement
You will only need to locate the fan belt diagram to replace it on correctly and a 1/2 breaker bar or ratchet to back off the tension er while replacing belts check the tension-er bearing if it feels ruff when you turn it replace it. Check water pump also to see if it turns smooth same with the alt.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Remove the center console.
There will be a bulb underneath the PRNDL(Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Low) - quarter turn to the left. Pull bulb down; put new bulb in - put back in hole quarter turn to right - reinstall center console...
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
Upside down L shaped bracket that is bolted to frame just behind headlight assy. Unbolt bracket, lift bracket straight up to unlock headlight assy. Headlight assy should easlier fall forward to replace any of the 3 bulbs
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
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