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shift indicator light not working

Post by CIK7 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:45 am

My shifter indicator light hasnt worked since I cut it to put in a brighter light, since about 10/19. Which fuse does this go to and what else might be keeping it from working? Im going to install replacement middle console, the shifter and shifter base from other car, and reinstall the shift indicator. Major whole-car update coming soon 'to theaters'. :lol:
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Re: shift indicator light not working

Post by misha » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:14 pm

There is no fuse for it.
It illuminates along with cluster and other dashboard and center console lights when you turn on the headlights switch.
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Re: shift indicator light not working

Post by scot850 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:14 pm

Depending on what you did to the wiring I would agree with misha in that it is a bad connection or bad bulb holder. Does the cigarette lighter work?

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