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Old 03-29-2001, 08:34 PM
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I'm sure this is in a FAQ or archive somewhere, but I'll give you the skinny from memory in case you can't find it. To remove the wood panel on the console, pull up the carpeting aft of the wood and you'll find a phillips head screw holding a tab down on the back of the wood piece. Remove the screw. Using a credit card, pry off the black plastic piece that protects the shifter opening. Now carefully lift the wood piece from the rear, and the switches will separate and the wood piece will come out. There are two tabs in the front edge that tuck into the lowest vertical piece of wood on the dash.

The shifter light is now easily accessed. Alot of times it only needs to be put back into the socket that directs the light upward, but if you've got the thing apart and have a new bulb, just replace it. When the wood piece goes back down, be careful not to bend the prongs on the fader switch as it goes back into place. This happened to me and I spent a good while figuring out what happened to my radio.

I don't recommend pulling the switches up through the wood aas someone else did, they are meant to be accessed from below. You will see how they are fitted once you get the cover off.
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