I ordered the replacement bulb socket and when I got it, I found out it was the same as the original only different part number ($10). I think that the best way to eluminate the PRNDL (on the left side of the column is to get a brighter bulb (possibly a zenon bulb). The original bulb doesn't come in a brighter type other than this that I could find. Possibly make the opening in the socket larger by drilling it out. I haven't done this yet though so don't know how it will work. I discovered that the reason the small red dot PRNDL indicators on the right side weren't working is that there is another bulb that lights this side up (by transmitting light through a series of fiber optic wires) which is only visible through the center plastic shift control housing when the shifter is in park. I had to remove the wiring harnes and bulb and splice the wire back together. The wires were chafing on the housing, causing them to break. I also ran the wire through a small rectangular opening in the back top of the housing so that it wouldn't rub on the housing anymore. Hope this helps you and let me know if you need anymore help.