1999 Camry Gear Shift Indicator Light

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Old 06 Jan 2007, 12:46 pm   #1 (permalink)
John
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Default 1999 Camry Gear Shift Indicator Light

Hello.

The indicator light on my gear shift that illuminates the P, R, N, D,
etc has burned out, and I'd like to replace it. Can someone please tell
me how to access it?

Thanks,

John
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Old 06 Jan 2007, 01:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 Camry Gear Shift Indicator Light

If all the instrument lights are out then you might want to check the
fuse first. The instrument cluster bezel has a few screws to hold it,
remove those, carefully pull the bezel out (you may want to pad the
steering column), then remove the screws for the cluster and pull that
out.

Always disconnect the battery and wait 3 minutes to disable SRS.
Autozone's free online guide has some diagrams for the more complex 96
generation, but it should give you some ideas. Check your local Pep
Boys for 99's Haynes manuals.

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d8013f201.jsp


John wrote:
> Hello.
>
> The indicator light on my gear shift that illuminates the P, R, N, D,
> etc has burned out, and I'd like to replace it. Can someone please tell
> me how to access it?
>
> Thanks,
>
> John


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Old 07 Jan 2007, 08:16 am   #3 (permalink)
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John wrote:
> Hello.
>
> The indicator light on my gear shift that illuminates the P, R, N, D,
> etc has burned out

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If you mean the cover near the shift lever, you should be able to pry
up carefully at the corner to remove.

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Old 07 Jan 2007, 12:08 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> John wrote:
>> Hello.
>>
>> The indicator light on my gear shift that illuminates the P, R, N, D,
>> etc has burned out

> ========
> If you mean the cover near the shift lever, you should be able to pry
> up carefully at the corner to remove.
>



Well, I managed to get at it yesterday. I can see why the dealer wanted
to charge $100 to replace the bulb (which only costs $1.59 after tax) -
it's about an hour's worth of work for someone who actually knows what
they're doing. Since I had no clue what I was doing, it took me about 3
hours. It's most definitely NOT a simple matter of prying up a cover and
replacing the bulb - you have to remove one part to get at another,
which you then have to remove to get at another, etc. Then once you
finally have access to where the bulb is, it's a chore actually getting
it out because most adult hands simply will not fit in there to be able
to pull it out or unscrew it.

Of course, the fact that I dropped a screwdriver bit way down deep into
the console didn't help matters
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 01:11 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 13:08:59 -0500, John wrote:

> Daniel wrote:
>> John wrote:
>>> Hello.
>>>
>>> The indicator light on my gear shift that illuminates the P, R, N, D,
>>> etc has burned out

>> ========
>> If you mean the cover near the shift lever, you should be able to pry up
>> carefully at the corner to remove.
>>
>>

>
> Well, I managed to get at it yesterday. I can see why the dealer wanted to
> charge $100 to replace the bulb (which only costs $1.59 after tax) - it's
> about an hour's worth of work for someone who actually knows what they're
> doing. Since I had no clue what I was doing, it took me about 3 hours.
> It's most definitely NOT a simple matter of prying up a cover and
> replacing the bulb - you have to remove one part to get at another, which
> you then have to remove to get at another, etc. Then once you finally have
> access to where the bulb is, it's a chore actually getting it out because
> most adult hands simply will not fit in there to be able to pull it out or
> unscrew it.
>
> Of course, the fact that I dropped a screwdriver bit way down deep into
> the console didn't help matters



LOL! You expected anything different?! I bought one of those extendable
magnets to get those and screws out of places like that!

Of course...on my Grand Voyager, I wasn't that lucky...had to remove the
lower part of the dash...


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Old 10 Jan 2007, 04:10 pm   #6 (permalink)
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> LOL! You expected anything different?! I bought one of those extendable
> magnets to get those and screws out of places like that!
>
> Of course...on my Grand Voyager, I wasn't that lucky...had to remove the
> lower part of the dash...
>
>


I suppose I was lucky in the sense that I already had the appropriate
covers off, so it's not like I had to remove anything else just to get
at the screwdriver bit. I managed to get at it with a pair of longnose
pliers (I mean a longer pair than standard).
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Old 29 May 2017, 06:18 pm   #7 (permalink)
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replying to John, John Kennedy wrote:
How do I change the light for the gear shift indicator

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