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Old 08-22-2009, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My gear shifter bulb will not come on sometimes but a quick hit on the counsel fixes that. how can i get in there to change it out? do i have to yank the whole counsel?
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What year?

The bezel that covers the PRNDL just snaps off when lifted straight up. It takes a firm hand to get the metal snaps to disengage but then you have access to the PRNDL light. It should just twist out of the housing and can easily be replaced.

Light probably costs less than $1.00.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its an 02 KJ. i have had the plastic molding off but i do not see the wires and there is pretty much no room for me to get my hand in there.......
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Unfortunately you do have to remove the center console to replace the bulb - a half-hour of work to replace a $2 rice-grain bulb (OK I think it was actually $2 for a pair of them).

Here is a diagram of what you'll be looking for when you get the console off:


I had a bit of a time getting my fat fingers in there to get the socket out - if you have a pair of needle-nose pliers (or skinny fingers) it will make things easier.
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Put mine in,then proceeded to knock it loose putting console back together.So no light.
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ok then....what are the steps to removing the console?

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We have an '04 that had/has the same problem.
I changed it once and it worked for quite a long time!
Well, the bulb burn out again and this time I'm just
leaving it alone.
I couldn't be bothered to dismantle the centre console again!
I'm used to a manual gearbox. They do not have a shift indicator
light bulb, and I know where to engage the stick!
For that reason, I'm not worried about a "Shift indicator" lamp!

That, and I find it less distracting with the annoying light coming from
the centre console!

Just my preference.

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Hmm... I think if i ever need to do mine its going to be an LED replacement, then it will out-live the vehicle.
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Mine has been dark since I got her, doesn't really bother me. Like you say Ryan, mostly drove a standard until now anyways. Then again it's pretty dark everywhere in my KJ since all of my interior lights are orange.
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does anyone knows what kind of bulb is it? I mean numbers or so
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