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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-17-2019, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Center Console Transmission Indicator

Should the indicator letters for the transmission position be lit up on my center console? I’m surprised to find out they’re not on my truck. Can someone please check on your truck while driving at night?
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I am pretty sure they light up on the dash and have since this past decade.
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Thanks, yeah it is indicated in lights on the dash but very surprised not lit on the console
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Thanks, yeah it is indicated in lights on the dash but very surprised not lit on the console



why? when you put the truck into gear are you looking at the dash or the shifting lever, most people probably looking at the dash.
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I look at both. I’m really just wondering if the console indicator should be lit up. Mine Isn’t and can’t be seen at night. Was wondering if everyone else has a lit shift indicator on the center console ?
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@apezz - mine doesn't light up either, so must be no lights under there...

I understand your question as I recently drove a rental car where each letter on the shifter was a different color and very noticeable, so not sure why Ford passed = must be cost and not mandatory.

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Thanks for checking. I know it’s not a big deal but I do look down at the shifter at night but then need to look up to the dash to confirm the gear. If others on the forum said theirs were lit up I would have brought it in for warranty service. Thanks again.
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why? when you put the truck into gear are you looking at the dash or the shifting lever, most people probably looking at the dash.

Because he wants to know..
I just bought my Mom a New Explorer and she is use to on the column shifting, so the first thing she asked driving at night is " Does the letters light up" ..So yes me and a few others look at it..Give the OP some kindness.
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Gee I know you just didn't internet shame me in order for you to feel better about yourself.



The shift buttons on the stalk when you press the plus/minus button it will show you what gear you are in. I have the column shift lever on my F150, and while I assume it is rare I still like the old school column shift the best. You all complaining about this makes me like my column shift even more.
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Talking about the lights.. Nothing to do with the gear modes on the column. No shame just respect for us folks that are not Ford employee engineers..

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