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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Auto shift column not illuminated?

The shift pattern (P R N D and - +) doesn't illuminate on the center shifting column either with the lights off or on. The dash does show the digital readout to say what gear you're in. Are the ones on the shift column supposed to illuminate? Seems odd to me that they don't.

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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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nope, mine dont light up at all.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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No need for indicator in the console - its in the dash display. They don't light up for this reason.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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nope, mine dont light up at all.
Mine do! 2008
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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So somewhere between '08 and '13 things changed. Might be time to pop it all open and see if the harness is there and just needs to be tapped in to. Thanks.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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Mine do! 2008
does an 08 show the selected gear on the dash?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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does an 08 show the selected gear on the dash?
Yes, has both.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Im pretty sure my 07 does

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Unread 10-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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Wonder which year they decided the extra 5.00 per vehicle was no longer necessary...
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Unread 10-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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My 12 lights up at the shifter
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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My 09 does not light up on the shifter.

I did have a similar question. If anyone has auto windows, do the top two switches light up? It looks like there is a tiny space in there for a little light, but they aren't lit up. Everything on the das is pretty easy to see at night except the window switches.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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My 09 does not light up on the shifter.

I did have a similar question. If anyone has auto windows, do the top two switches light up? It looks like there is a tiny space in there for a little light, but they aren't lit up. Everything on the das is pretty easy to see at night except the window switches.
My power window switches have tiny pinhole lighting in the switch. I wish the door handles did! (time to figure out a mod for that)

I seem to remember some thread somewhere about trying to change the little LED in the power window switch. Can't remember if it was possible or if the whole switch had to be replaced.

I'd bet there is an LED inside the shifter console for those whose shifter doesn't light up. Loose connection or bad led.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #13
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My power window switches have tiny pinhole lighting in the switch. I wish the door handles did! (time to figure out a mod for that)

I seem to remember some thread somewhere about trying to change the little LED in the power window switch. Can't remember if it was possible or if the whole switch had to be replaced.

I'd bet there is an LED inside the shifter console for those whose shifter doesn't light up. Loose connection or bad led.
Dang so my lights are out in my window switches. I have a wild hair in my bu++ right now, so I will tear the dash & console apart to see what I can find

Now that i think about it, I do remember someone posting about an empty connector under the shifter condole not too long ago. I think it was a guy with a manual, and the best guess at what it was for was the overdrive button... I think we might know what it is now!!
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:18 AM   #14
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I've had my '13 since April and I JUST noticed the darkness of the shifter last week. I mentioned it to my wife thinking a wire was lose or something! I do remember my '08 having the shifter letter lit. Wow. I can't believe they been dark all this time and I just suddenly noticed that!
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Unread 10-29-2013, 06:19 AM   #15
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