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#1 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 11:56 AM
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I drive an '05 Scion TC, automatic...
I got in my car this morning on my way to work and the lights in the gear shift center console are out (just the ones that light up which gear I'm in) I drive an automatic, so it isn't that big of a deal, I just want to fix it! Is it a fuse that went out, or an actual light bulb? If anyone knows please let me know ASAP! thanks!
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#2 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 01:15 PM
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ummm why dont you look and find out?

check your fuses and if there is one blown then replace it.

there are two places where the fuses are located one is in the engine bay and the other underneath the stearing wheel

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QUOTE (Mr. Ramwell @ Dec 2 2008, 01:15 PM)
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ummm why dont you look and find out?

check your fuses and if there is one blown then replace it.

there are two places where the fuses are located one is in the engine bay and the other underneath the stearing wheel[/b]
While yes it's always beneficial to look for yourself to see what happened. What about those of us who aren't used to just randomly tearing our car apart? I mean this is a community right? Forums like this one exist to provide other members with help. One question may seem simple and dumb to you, while another might not. Ya Know?

Maybe it was just me, I just thought that the beginning of your post came off a bit rude and as if you were annoyed. If not then my sincere apologies for the misunderstanding. I'm just trying to stand up for the new guy.

Anyways thanks for posting that info, I'm sure some one else might stumble across this and will find it useful.
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what do you expect him to say?
Its an electrical part, and he suggested the only solution to the problem. We can't know if OP's bulb is burned out.. it is something Only OP can know.

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QUOTE (Foques @ Dec 3 2008, 04:21 PM)
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what do you expect him to say?
Its an electrical part, and he suggested the only solution to the problem. We can't know if OP's bulb is burned out.. it is something Only OP can know.[/b]

I guess my whole point was instead of just saying "Well why don't you find out?" right off the bat, he could have been a bit more kinder from the start. Like I said I probably would have done the same thing he did by coming here and asking. Hell I didn't even know where the fuses were (well except the one under the steering wheel) until Mr. Ramwell posted that information.
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QUOTE (StandardsDT @ Dec 3 2008, 04:32 PM)
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I guess my whole point was instead of just saying "Well why don't you find out?" right off the bat, he could have been a bit more kinder from the start. Like I said I probably would have done the same thing he did by coming here and asking. Hell I didn't even know where the fuses were (well except the one under the steering wheel) until Mr. Ramwell posted that information.[/b]
People can be a little rough around the edges here, but, I think most mean well. For some, what comes so naturally can be very confusing to others. I wouldn't have a clue about the fuses, either.

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My gear shift light also went out.
Please forgive my ignorance...
If it's not a fuse, where would the light be located and how can I get to it to replace... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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the light is located under the shifter plastic "plate". to get to it take off the bottom waterfall, turn it over, and you'll see the plastic housing. the bulb is on the bottom (towards handbrake) and points upward (towards dash). its a #74 bulb if i remember correctly
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the light is located under the shifter plastic "plate". to get to it take off the bottom waterfall, turn it over, and you'll see the plastic housing. the bulb is on the bottom (towards handbrake) and points upward (towards dash). its a #74 bulb if i remember correctly[/b]
How exactly to you take te bottom waterfall off?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkSW1lgMuVc

it helps to put the car in neutral and take off the shift knob. basically all you're doing is pulling the silver pieces off. since this is probably your first time doing this its going to be in there tight and you're gonna hear a lot of creaking and whatnot.
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