Snap!The things you learn on this site!
It's been annoying having to look at the gear position display on the instrument cluster in the dark mornings these past few months but I could not remember if my 2005 Vector ever had illumination by the gear shift. Had a look this morning and eventually found hidden under green and grey plastic strips a blown bulb!
New bulb cost £1-10 at the local A1 shop. All fixed now just in time for the brighter mornings![/b]