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How do I replace the console shifter light on a Honda CRV 2014?

How do I access the light?

What lightbulb do I need?

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The bulb is a #74 avaliable at your local auro parts store.


To access the bulb, remove the driver side plastic cover on the side of the shifter..the cover is where your right knee hits. Important: start popping the cover from the bottom, not the top. A small putty knife ( covered with some tape ) or plastic panel tool is useful. It's a good idea to cover the plastic area around the plate with masking or painters tape to prevent scratching the plastic. The bulb is located in the upper right of the opening.
Here is a youtube video I found...it's not a great video but it should help.
 

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The bulb is a #74 avaliable at your local auro parts store.
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To access the bulb, remove the driver side plastic cover on the side of the shifter..the cover is where your right knee hits. Important: start popping the cover from the bottom, not the top. A small putty knife ( covered with some tape ) or plastic panel tool is useful. It's a good idea to cover the plastic area around the plate with masking or painters tape to prevent scratching the plastic. The bulb is located in the upper right of the opening.
Here is a youtube video I found...it's not a great video but it should help.
 

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How is the bulb removed? does its socket just pull out or does it need to be twisted. How much force is required to remove it? what color are the wires going to the socket? I purchased the bulbs (#74) and will be doing the replacement tomorrow.
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The bulb is a #74 avaliable at your local auro parts store.
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To access the bulb, remove the driver side plastic cover on the side of the shifter..the cover is where your right knee hits. Important: start popping the cover from the bottom, not the top. A small putty knife ( covered with some tape ) or plastic panel tool is useful. It's a good idea to cover the plastic area around the plate with masking or painters tape to prevent scratching the plastic. The bulb is located in the upper right of the opening.
Here is a youtube video I found...it's not a great video but it should help.
 

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How is the bulb removed? does its socket just pull out or does it need to be twisted. How much force is required to remove it? what color are the wires going to the socket? I purchased the bulbs (#74) and will be doing the replacement tomorrow.
Thank you.
Were you able to replace the bulb? Did you have to pull it out? The video doesn't mention anything about that.
 

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I am having trouble trying to open up that side panel. It is stuck solid on the inside (engine side) lower corner. I don't want to pull too hard and break the plastic part around the panel. Whole thing is pulling (small strip below the panel). Any tricks or ideas? The top front corner seems to pop out quite easily. None of the bottom ones do and per the video, the top does not pull out (only the corners have tabs).
 

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i popped mine out yesterday. just to see, because i was down there anyways working on something else. plastic trim tool kit (available online or at HF) is your best friend. just insert from the bottom, and slide upwards, and it will pop. don't force it. just slide the correct tool, and the tool will do the work.
 

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i popped mine out yesterday. just to see, because i was down there anyways working on something else. plastic trim tool kit (available online or at HF) is your best friend. just insert from the bottom, and slide upwards, and it will pop. don't force it. just slide the correct tool, and the tool will do the work.
Thank you. I have that same HF kit. I just need to find it.
 

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Finally did this. Did NOT even open the panel mentioned in the video. The HF trim toolkit did not help me as the tools were too thick for the trim around the shifter.

If you just pop open the trim around the shifter (not the shiny black one), you can access the bulb with your two fingers and swap it out in 2 minutes or less. I inserted a sharp metal spatula kind object and that popped the 6 clips of the trim and that was it.

It is far easier to pop that trim and replace the bulb that opening that side panel and fumbling up in the dark all blind trying to put the bulb back in.
 

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Good result.

And since the OP has been gone for almost 2 years, we'll close this now.
 
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