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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Light in Center Gear Selector Console

Hello all,

I'll apologize in advance if this question has been addressed before. I searched but didn't find anything. I'm new.

'05 G6 automatic. I've just bought it. Well taken care of etc...
Problem:
Center console gear selector light does not work. I began pulling off the center console, but the gear selector knob frightened me!
Does anyone know what kind of light/led/bulb is in there?
Can I access it without having to take the WHOLE console off? Can I get at it with just lifting the center console a bit?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks loads.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 02:12 PM
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my car is doing the same thing

I fixed it one time with one hard punch, but after that it stopped working
and haven't time to fix it yet.
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Hello all,

I'll apologize in advance if this question has been addressed before. I searched but didn't find anything. I'm new.

'05 G6 automatic. I've just bought it. Well taken care of etc...
Problem:
Center console gear selector light does not work. I began pulling off the center console, but the gear selector knob frightened me!
Does anyone know what kind of light/led/bulb is in there?
Can I access it without having to take the WHOLE console off? Can I get at it with just lifting the center console a bit?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks loads.
Rui
Knob removal is easy:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1050

Might want to look through these G6 how-tos:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=19985

Also, the Chilton's G6 book covers console removal.

I believe it's a single incandescent lamp but I don't know which number.




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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-15-2011, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Center Console Light

Thanks, will look at all your suggestions.
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Knob removal is easy:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1050

Might want to look through these G6 how-tos:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=19985

Also, the Chilton's G6 book covers console removal.

I believe it's a single incandescent lamp but I don't know which number.
Thanks greenman. I'll have a look at Chiltons. I checked out removal of shift knob, doesn't scare me anymore...
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my car is doing the same thing

I fixed it one time with one hard punch, but after that it stopped working
and haven't time to fix it yet.
HAHA, that was my first attempt, but no go. On to Chilton's.....
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my car is doing the same thing

I fixed it one time with one hard punch, but after that it stopped working
and haven't time to fix it yet.
I got a light in my center console! Woot. Amazing how the littlest thing can make someone so happy!..... BTW it wasn't too bad getting the console off but getting that @#$% little light in to the housing! holy crap! First, neither Napa nor Canadian Tire carried the correct light. Then the dealer said it would take a day to order it! Like I want to put it all together again just to take it apart!!! So, finally a place called Car Quest had a similar bulb and it fit! Good luck w/ yours!
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Knob removal is easy:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1050

Might want to look through these G6 how-tos:
http://www.g6performance.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=19985

Also, the Chilton's G6 book covers console removal.

I believe it's a single incandescent lamp but I don't know which number.
Center console light job done! Thanks again for info.

Cheers,
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What kind of bulb is it btw?

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What kind of bulb is it btw?
Type W2 according to the SI.




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What kind of bulb is it btw?
I've got no idea. Some tiny peanut light. But I'll warn you about settling for the old "close enough" size... which is what I did first. The first light fit the socket but the housing kept squeezing the light out. Lesson learned. I guess greenman knows the proper size...
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