Originally Posted by Archon
I replaced mine last year, but I have to admit I don't remember the specifics on how I took it apart. I do recall it was a real PITA to do. I used a #37 lamp.
I confirm this, a 37 bulb is correct, for others that have this problem in the future. Notes for replacement:
1) take the dash panel off. (two ins at the top, pull ring around key, pull connections for rest) ((Two electrical connectors))
2) pull the center console cover off. (Two thumb tabs just below the temp controls, and pull the shift **** off...by removing horseshoe clip) ((One or Three electical connectors, depending on your build))
3) Remove four bolts holding the shifter down to the floor. Leave all the cables connected. Lift up slightly for extra access. (Unless you have EXTREMELY small hands)
4) bulb socket is on the bottom, and is a twist type connector, even though it doesn't look like it. Mine was really stiff, requiring more than fingers to twist CCW.
5) Rinse, repeat in about a year.
Hope this helps.
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