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Old 07-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Shifter light out, bad fuse possibly?

I am in the middle of changing all of my console lights to LEDs and bought a #74 bulb to replace the shifter light. Got it today, it was a perfect fit, turn on the car and no light pops up. Figure it's the polarity so I turn it around and no dice. I tried the original bulb and it didn't work either. I think back a little bit and realize that maybe the light never worked at all.

I'm thinking it's a bad fuse maybe? But I have absolutely no idea how to check it. Can anyone help here? I didn't hear any audible noises when I turned on the car after putting in the light, so I'm not too sure. Would anyone be able to help, possibly with pictures?

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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I checked all the interior fuses and they're all fine. Maybe I just got sent a bad bulb? Suppose I'll go to autozone and see if they have a bulb I can test.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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I hooked the LED up to the car battery with some spare wires, the bulb actually does work. AutoLumination says it might have to do with the low amp draw of the LED... What would I do to make this work? :/
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2 things depending on the led. It might get a good connection in the light socket so take a small tip screwdriver and being the leads in a little to contact, or the led just need s to be turns 180 as its probably single polarity.
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I checked all the interior fuses and they're all fine. Maybe I just got sent a bad bulb? Suppose I'll go to autozone and see if they have a bulb I can test.

take the bulb out of ur corner lights.........u know the ones, its a 194a

I think the shift column uses same bulb....

Save u a trip to vatozone.

this way u can quickly diagnose it as a bad LED or fuse.............then proceed as needed

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2 things depending on the led. It might get a good connection in the light socket so take a small tip screwdriver and being the leads in a little to contact, or the led just need s to be turns 180 as its probably single polarity.
He said he flipped the LED already, so shouldn't be that, and seeing as he tried the original bulb and no dice.

OP did you check EVERY interior fuse? Even the fuses that are behind the pull-out storage bin bottom left of the steering wheel?
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take the bulb out of ur corner lights.........u know the ones, its a 194a

I think the shift column uses same bulb....

Save u a trip to vatozone.

this way u can quickly diagnose it as a bad LED or fuse.............then proceed as needed

Its not the same bulb. its like half the size.
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He said he flipped the LED already, so shouldn't be that, and seeing as he tried the original bulb and no dice.

OP did you check EVERY interior fuse? Even the fuses that are behind the pull-out storage bin bottom left of the steering wheel?

Grab a 4 dollar test light and check all fuses. Also check that your getting power to the socket. Draw shouldnt be an issue. Mine that I stock have no issue like that so im guessing theirs shouldnt either.
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damn, sorry bout that...good catch Chris
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #10
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I checked all the fuses in the interior use box, they were ok. Is there also an in line fuse that I would have to check? That's gonna require taking apart all of the center console, so if anyone knows before I do that, that would be wonderful. The socket isn't working with either bulb. I checked the continuity of the socket but there was none. Then again it's very small so I'm not entirely sure I had good contact with it.
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If no power, and you checked the interior its probably the dome fuse under the hood. Its labeled dome. Check all those fuses for shits and giggles. There is no in line fuse. No power to dash, does your dash lights come on or all your switches on the dash.
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Yea, all the lights on the dash are functional. The climate control lights and clock/radio also work, for what it's worth. I'll open up the hood and see what's going on in there.
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Did u ever figure this out?
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