Gear selector lighting inop. Faulty electroluminescent inverter. What will work?
I know some guys on here will say who cares that the gear selector lights dont work, but I personally like all my lights to work. So I have been getting my recently acquired 02 Overland in tip top shape and my next small project is to get the gear selector lights to work again. After tearing the center console apart I realized that unfortunately there are not any bulbs in there for the Limited and Overland equipped quadradrive vehicles. Instead they have an electroluminescent light pad similar to the gauges. There is 12V power going into the little black box inverter thats mounted in the shifter bezel area, but nothing coming out. So obviously I have a faulty EL inverter. I would rather keep things simple and just swap that inverter out instead of installing my own LED's or something like that. Instead of buying an entire shifter bezel used on ebay or something and using only the inverter from it (and hoping that its a good one), is there any other inverter than i can buy from an eletronics store or ebay or something that will work? I researched a few threads and someone did mention just using a different inverter, but he gave no other details and im not that smart to know exactly which aftermarket one will work. I see tons of electroluminescent strips on ebay that come with inverters, but I have no clue if those would work for this OEM application.
Thanks for any tips.