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Hey I am having trouble with the lights around the automatic shifter that tell ya what gear you're in. Sometimes they are on, sometimes not. I mean, I know how to shift into drive and reverse without the light to know what gear I am in, but it's nice to have. Anyway, I'm sure I just have a connection loose, but how do I find out. I tried messing with the plastic casing around the bottom on the shifter, but it didn't easily come off, so I didn't know if there was a trick to it or if I need to be more forceful, or if I should start my search somehwere else. Any suggestions? Have a '98 LE btw. Thanks
 

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I guess I'll just try harder to get the casing around the bottom off. I didn't want to break anything, but I suppose I gotta get it off if I want to fix it. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Pry the bezel from the back and it should come off. Lift up and you will be able to remove and inspect the bulbs. The receptacles are hidden and will need to be pried.

I suggest when you have the chance to purchase the LED versions of those bulbs. That way this will probably be the last time you will ever have to replace those bulbs.
 

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Cool, I'll go see what I can do. Thanks for the help.
 

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Try subjecting the truck to some vibration. My shifter illumination never worked from day 1, and I'd given up on it ever working, but after my 2nd offroading trip, it magically started lighting up like it was supposed to :)
 

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Once you do get in there, I would suggest replacing the both bulbs on either side of the shifter. I initially only did one, then it bugged the hell out of me that one side was significantly brighter than the other. Went back in and changed the other...
 

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Yeah, I changed both of them. Looks great. Thanks for the help guys.
 
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