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2005 corolla: lights on transmission knob doesn't turn on

483 160 December 26, 2011 at 10:43 AM
i have 2005 Toyota corolla automatic. I've noticed that the light noting when care is in p,d,2,l,r etc doesn't light up anymore. Car still runs fine. Tried googling but voiding find the right phrase for it. Thansks

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gear position indicator or gear position indicator lamp , second page last paragraph
http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h16.pdf
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Check your fuses.
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gear position indicator or gear position indicator lamp , second page last paragraph
http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h16.pdf
So I checked w/ toyota. $10 for lamp. $100 for labor. Yikes.

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Check your fuses.
where's the fuse? and how do i check a fuse?
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Check your owner's manual. There should be a section indicating your fuse box or boxes and where they are located, what each fuse controls, and what type of amp rating for the fuse. From there you can see what fuse controls the lights on your gearshift panel.
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where's the fuse? and how do i check a fuse?
I think the owner's manual shows where the fuse panels are. Typically with Toyotas, one is under the driver's side of the dashboard or on the kick panel (vertical plastic cover against the side of the car), maybe behind a snap-out cover, another is under the hood, probably near the battery, and there may be a third one behind the passenger side kick panel (possibly with no snap-out panel).

PDFtown.com has some factory repair manuals, and for things like this they can be a lot better than any other book. I think 2003-2009 Corollas are identical.

There are YouTube videos about checking car fuses, but they typically have a "U" shaped section that melts, but some have a different shape link that melts:



However when it comes to light circuits, the bulb is more likely to blow than the fuse.

A fuse puller is a handy tool, but every car includes one in one of the fuse panels, typically the one under the hood.



Typically a couple of extra fuses are included. It's OK to use a fuse with a slightly lower amp rating than the original, but never use one with a higher amp rating.
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you have fuses for big (high amp items) it;s just a bulb;
you can browse online manuals here : http://pdftown.com/Pdf-eBook/Toyota.html

$100 ~ 1 hour ;so looks like you don;t need to remove a lot of items :
check here or here, i am not sure where do you have your indicator :

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum...stery.html
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/g...-bulb.html
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It sounds like you just have a light bulb burned out. It also sounds like its a big task to get to the bulb. It's a non critical component, I would probably just leave it for now until you have more of a reason to do all that dis-assembly to get there.
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So I checked w/ toyota. $10 for lamp. $100 for labor. Yikes.



where's the fuse? and how do i check a fuse?
if its just a bulb. you can live without it or don;t take it to the dealership. dealerships are a rip off for bulbs.

i found that out the hard way, 30 dollars to change a dome bulb and 10 bucks for the bulb.
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