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Old 10-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default 1999 grand cherokee shifter light ??

hi guys,
my automatic shifter light is out.
anyone know if this is a light bulb or some other type of luminescent device ?

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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It's a bulb, might check the plug on the transfer case as well.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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do i have to remove the whole shifter cover thing to get at the bulb ???

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:47 AM   #4
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"Shift console lighting

The shift console uses a membrane for its lighting, there are no bulbs that can be replaced. The shift handles are a pain to remove, but you can leave them on to get to the lighting strip which is located under the shift plate cover. Check the wiring for the light strip, I believe it is an orange wire. If the light strip is defective it is not available separately, the shifter parts only come as a complete assembly. "

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Old 10-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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sorry, some reason I had transfer case indicator in my mind.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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I replaced the luminescent strip with a green LED strip.
Easy to do without removing handles, works and looks great!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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Default hey sbdrumr..

can you tell me how to get at the light strip in the shifter to replace it with an led ????

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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can you tell me how to get at the light strip in the shifter to replace it with an led ????

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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Before you go buying LED's, make sure to measure voltage with a multimeter at the transformer output (headlight switch must be on).

My shifter light strip was not working just like yours. I was lucky enough to find it at the local junk yard. To play it safe, I grabbed the light strip with the transformer ($6 bucks) from the donor vehicle . I first replaced the light strip and no illumination...the issue persisted. I then replaced the transformer and voila...the light strip worked. So in my case, the transformer was blown and not the light strip.

To make my job easier, I cut the black and blue wires and replaced the transformer, soldered the wires, and used heat shrink tubing to shield the connection.

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