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    Auto Shifter Light Bulb connector

    Decided to get this light working again its been a few years since it's been working. I couldn't find a burnt out bulb anywhere which was strange. I found a guide that says this bulb should be a 73 but I'm just not sure how that fits.. am I looking at the wrong connector? Problem is, I don't see any other connectors.


    Last edited by 00firebird; 04-27-2012 at 11:27 AM.

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    I think it's the same as the bulbs in the door that illuminates the switches. My bulb and harness came from the front of the loom on the car, not the back AFAIK.
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    yeah what the heck is that connector then.. it has the two prongs and doesn't look like it's for a light bulb. it's from the rear of the loom by the airbag thing.

    Found another mystery connector on the right side of the console with orange/black wire.

    I also found the correct shifter light wire, it was buried underneath the shifter plate for some reason. It is white/black and heres a picture for future reference.

    I'm really curious what these other two are.


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    also which bulb would i need? not sure what the current draw is or if it has to match perfect.
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    That connector is probably for Traction Control Switch if you don't have one.

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    yep my car has TCS and you can see that one is plugged in the first post/second picture... I only get one button though. dunno.

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    also don't forget Verts were options as well

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    ahhh it's probably that then. what about the one by the airbag module

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    I'm guess it's aprox #5 which is labeled as Seat belt switch connector

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    yeah that looks about right and what the heck is a seat belt switch connector hahahaha.

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    It plugs into your seat belt so when the driver isn't wearing the seatbelt the light comes on your dash iirc

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    ooh so that would be why I don't get a light without a belt. sweet.

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    Cause you should always wear your seat belt phil!

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    edit nevermind I am a complete imbecile. Make sure to turn your light switch to the middle position before you complain your new light doesn't work. /facepalm
    I thought they would stay on with the key in like the rearview mirror but no, not the case.

    superbrightleds 74, sylvania 74, blown stock bulb (73?)


    I'll add don't waste your money on sylvania 74 it will not even fit into our sockets. the base is too long. i'll try a 73 on the shift indicator tonight and see if that works.

    Also, don't get an LED for the shift light indicator because the light is too directional. you'll see in the video below how it looks once you twist the connector into place visible light almost disappears.
    as you can see, you only get enough light when you angle the bulb into the hole.. unless you find a way to rig it to stay angled in, or you drill another new hole on an angle into the white plastic part, then it's not going to work very well.



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    rear view mirror, direct replacement. 4410-CW9 cool white
    be careful not to pull the clips down when you pull the old lightbulb out. This took me half an hour but I wanted them oriented in perfectly facing directly down.

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