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The center console gear shifter indicator bulb seems to have died, and I'm looking for hints on exactly how I can access/replace it. Pop the top trim off? Come up from the underside by removing a side panel?
 

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Access it from the knee pad on the driver side console. Remove the knee pad starting from the bottom. The light is located near the upper right corner of the opening when the knee pad is removed. You'll probably need some needle nose pliers to get hold of the lamp.
 

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As I asked in Post #1, the best way to access it?
 

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Perfect! Thanks. I searched previously and didn't see this video.
 

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Funny I thought the one on my 2014 died but sometimes I give it a few taps and it comes on ! ha, my headlights sometimes do the same!
 

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Funny I thought the one on my 2014 died but sometimes I give it a few taps and it comes on
Same here! That was the 'fix' for the past 10 months or so, but I think the bulb or socket finally quit. Time to go in after it.
 

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Removed the side panel, released the wires from the retainer and got the socket out of it's mount. MAJOR PITA to perform such as simple task given the angle and access. Bent top needle nosed pliers helped. Ordered a Philips 2 pack of 74LL bulbs from Amazon (under $2). Old bulb did have a broken and flopping filament.
 

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Replacement is in and working. Another MAJOR PITA few moments lying on the floor looking up, attempting to move wires and align a socket with one hand while holding a flashlight and balancing my aging body on an elbow. Again, the bent tip needle nose pliers were a must-have for turning the socket to lock it in.
 

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My trunk monkey is not very well behaved and virtually untrainable. I could only imagine the outcome.... ;-)
 

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I had this exact shifter illumination bulb go out. I replaced it by taking off the trim around the shifter.
 

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Given it's location, I'll bet it was indeed easier to replace from the top (trim removal) than from the side panel.
 
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