Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replacement
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    Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replacement

    I tried doing a search on the forum but for some reason I could not find anything - maybe as I was doing it wrong?

    I need to replace the bulb that illuminates the P D R M 1 2 lights (or whatever order they are in) along side the auto gear lever - is it simple or is it a pig? I do not want to go prising off anything unnecessarily.

    Any tips or links to any other posts would be much appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replacement

    This is for the 4 speed box but i suspect the 5 speed is similar.

    Carefully prise up the gearlever surround, remove the gearlever position indicator panel followed by the green strip and slider, remove the graded strip then use a suitable piece of rubber tube to remove the faulty bulb.

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    Good Grief, there is a light?

    I was assuming that the reason there was the display on the dash that there was not a light behind these! Mine is the 6 speed I think, PRND32L I think the order is.

    I shall have a look at removing this panel and changing the bulb!!

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    I am either going mad - or there was a bulb - as I got in the car and went to change gear yesterday - and could not see it! I am sure I always look there to change gear - I never look at the dash - though very handy that it is!

    Thanks for your help! I did not want to go ripping it all out to find that you can do it another way !!

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    I don't think mine has a light down by the stick: nor does it have a 'winter' button - just the space where it was in earlier versions. It has lights on the instrument panel to tell you what is going on.

    Perhaps arrival of flappy paddles on the 5 speed auto, winter button deleted at the same time, also co-incided with the deletion of illumination by the stick?

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    Stupidity retracted

    Just been out to collect 10 year old from football - mud, mud and mud. Anyway - it does light up down by the stick but only when lights are on - its not with the ignition. Shows how often I peer down beyond my left knee.

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    The Winter button just started the car in third gear.

    The flappy paddles allow you to select 1 2 or 3 from standstill.

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    Re: Auto gear shift lever illuminator bulb replace

    Yes the winter button (RIP) does look pretty though!! Until you try and buy a new one!! I think it was 70 in my 900 about 8 years ago !!

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