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The shifter light is not working what do i need to take apart to replace it?

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Are you talking about the light that tells you what gear you are in? As in Drive? The reason I ask is it could also be your transmission giving a fault code which is the reason your light is not coming on and not just a burnt out lightbulb. I would call your Acura service department and ask them for sure but check on that before you assume it's just a bulb.

Good Luck

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