2008 Honda Civic Q&A
2008 Honda Civic Question: My Automatic Gear lights on the shift console are not illuminating.
all other instrument lights are working including all parking ,low and high beams and interior dome and visor lights, the car is bought used at 36010 miles , I have put 7,241 miles on it. mileage 43,251, it is in good shape and has not had any single problems since off the lot seven months ago. is this a fuse or light bulb issue? or is their something wrong with my transmission the tranny seems to shift and run just fine.... where can I see a diagram to initiate the electrical repair if is so? - HC2008EX
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This is a burnt out bulb almost guaranteed. You have to remove the instrument panel to get to it which is about 4 bolts. Then wiggle panel out past steering wheel (lower the steering wheel first) and remove rear wire harnesses. You almost always have another bulb that will match this one in the panel. Switch them and see if it lights the automatic gear display. If this works, you usually have to get this bulb from the dealer as autopart stores don't carry these very often. Cost: $3 to $10 depending on the bulb. - csubak30