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Gear indicator light

My 09 doesn't tell me what gear it is in. Is there supposed to be a indicator near the shifter or something? I'm wondering if a light is burned out. Seems kind of dumb if there isn't an indicator of some sort. When I put it into manual it does show gear number on dash, but not park or reverse.

Also, did they put a manual mode on the 4spd trans? I thought I had a 4 spd all along but now am thinking I might have a 6 lol

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there is no indicator telling you what gear youre in...the shift post will line up with whatever gear though.

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Sounds like your lamp is burned out. You have to pull the cover to access it.



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All the letter light up ( p, r, n, d, m) but when you change gears they don't get circled or anything. Like in Malibu, a led light fill light up next to whatever gear you are in.

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All the letter light up ( p, r, n, d, m) but when you change gears they don't get circled or anything. Like in Malibu, a led light fill light up next to whatever gear you are in.
Got it. That's one of the areas they cheaped-out on. It annoys me also.



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Yea I don't like how it doesn't tell you, But oh well. I know that once I release it from park and let go of the button, it'll stop in Drive every time. and I can always go from N to D without pressing it.
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I can live with it, but just wanted to make sure i didnt have a light burned out or something.

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No problem. I bet there is a way to put in an indicator light
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No problem. I bet there is a way to put in an indicator light
actually it doesn't seem that hard to mold a tiny piece of plastic to the shifter at the bottom of the shifter "post" so it lines up through the holes that show what gear you're in as you slide it back or forward...if you've taken that shift plate out it's easier to see what i mean.

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I was thinking of there being a way to connect an LED to the shifter inside the console. So it'll make what ever gear you're in look slightly different, different enough to notice what you're in.

Like install the LED beneath the stock LEDs there...
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Only issue would be those who have the tap shift option. If they go into tap shift, the plate on the bottom (which if I'm getting what you're thinking) moves over. which would make the piece of plastic move out of alignment and it would make it look very goofy in my opinion.



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Only issue would be those who have the tap shift option. If they go into tap shift, the plate on the bottom (which if I'm getting what you're thinking) moves over. which would make the piece of plastic move out of alignment and it would make it look very goofy in my opinion.
my 6 unfortunately isn't equipped with tap shift so that didn't even occur to me good call

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Yea good point, But what If there was a way to simply turn that light off whenever you go into manual mode? I think it would all be totally possible. But really I haven't gone into my center console yet so I don't know how it all looks...
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Just figured out I have the 6 speed trans. No wonder it shifts so funky just like my Malibu lol

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One thing I never liked about the 6 speed is how often it shifts, it seems like it's dumb and often slow. But it does get better mileage and have a better range of gears to put the power down.
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