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Old 06-02-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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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.
I know this is an older thread, but since these bulbs burn out, I figure someone else will come searching as I did.

With all due respect to Freddi, the shifter does not need to be lifted (on my 2001 anyway).

Once you get the console cover out of the way, the PRNDL indicators are on a removable plastic cover. Two tabs at the rear, and one on the left side. Remove cover, bulb is sitting there and can be pulled and replaced. Snap cover back on, making sure the moving indicator engages the small pin protruding from shifter.

Hope this helps someone down the road.

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I know this is an older thread, but since these bulbs burn out, I figure someone else will come searching as I did.

With all due respect to Freddi, the shifter does not need to be lifted (on my 2001 anyway).

Once you get the console cover out of the way, the PRNDL indicators are on a removable plastic cover. Two tabs at the rear, and one on the left side. Remove cover, bulb is sitting there and can be pulled and replaced. Snap cover back on, making sure the moving indicator engages the small pin protruding from shifter.

Hope this helps someone down the road.

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ive went throught this as well on both of my cars an 03 and 05. that cover your speaking of looks like it was glued on besides those tabs on there. i went with the unbolting the shifter method on both cars. worked better for me.
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Steve and I just looked at this today at Haro'*. The light twists and pulls out of the bottom center of the shifter. It was tricky getting it out from what I saw of Steve pulling it out and that was with it removed from the car and working right on the bottom. Trying to do it still in the car without being able to see what you are doing would be difficult especially if there is anything in the way. Not impossible, but difficult.
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There was no glue on mine. I need to edit my earlier post. There is a large tab at the left center, and a smaller one at the front and rear right sides. You need to pop the two smaller ones loose then rotate the cover upwards to clear the left side. When replacing the cover, hook it under the left side first, then press the front and rear right locking tabs into position. The piece on the shifter with the pin to move the gear indicator slides up and off the metal post. Therefore, you can place the pin into position and then slide the whole thing down while replacing the cover.

I should probably just video this procedure cause it'* a lot easier than it sounds.

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Trying to do it still in the car without being able to see what you are doing would be difficult especially if there is anything in the way. Not impossible, but difficult.
Which is why I described removing the top cover instead of unbolting and lifting the whole assembly. Took me all of ten minutes. Again, this is a 2001 SSEi, I have only this model year to work onj, the 92 Bonny is long gone.

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