Question about 2006 Toyota Matrix
What are the proper steps to getting at the shifter console lightbulb?
This is the bulb that illuminates the gear selection on the 2006 Toyota Matrix, automatic transmission model. I do not want to damage any of the plastic parts, even though it is tempting to use a screwdriver to pop off the cover plate near the shifter.
Detailed procedure and some pics would be very helpful.
Thanks to all.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a known condition. And, is under warranty.
Take your vehicle to a Toyota dealership. Ask them to replace your ECU per TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) TC015-07. The new ECU has redesigned logic that rectifys your condition.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
you have to remove all the screws that are holding the center console in the floor and remove it and then once you remove the console yo can access the bulb to the shift indicator
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
It's most likely the 12v 1.7w bulb located underneath the "prnd21" To get there: remove the the console piece just surrounding the black shift area piece- there are six tabs to undo, using a thin screwdriver(a piece of tape may help to not scratch the area) carefully pry and lift out that piece. Now, you'll see 4 clips(2 on left, 2 on right) on the black plastic shift piece, carefully unsnap these and lift up this piece. The bulb slides in and out, it DOES NOT twist. I used a needle nose pliers and a piece of one of those "jar openers" you get from real estate people(advertising..) There's not much room to get in there and get a grip on the bulb, but you can do it.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
If the shift console is on floor then look for bolts holding it down. Take out bolts and then you can maneuver console so you can see where light is plugged in and get the right light to replace it. It will probably be a small light which tend to cost a bit more, but at least you'll have the light back.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
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