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    Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    GM, I just got a 2004 CTS and noticed that the shifter console gears (R,D,etc) do not light up, I also have the sports button and snow button that do not light up either. I checked with the dealer and he said it has always been like that???? Please advise if this is a bulb replacement issue or how I can correct the light problem. tks, Don

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    meaning they dont light up on the dash? or the actuall button dont light up when depressed?

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    1st thing i would do is check out all of your fuzes for the dash...

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    I have a 2004 and when the lights are on, the letters and the buttons light up, on the shift panel, plus the position indicator. So it is not normal as the dealer told you.

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    Dealers are funny.

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    they dont light up period; should they appear on the dash?????????????
    tks, Don

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    Quote Originally Posted by silver bullet View Post
    I have a 2004 and when the lights are on, the letters and the buttons light up, on the shift panel, plus the position indicator. So it is not normal as the dealer told you.
    since you have the same car, do you have the snow and sports button on the console also>???? if so, when you push them in do they light up???? and should they appear on the dash??????

    on the shifter, do they also appear on the dash?????
    tks, Don

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    CTS CADDY...they should appear lit up on the dash only...the button itself does not light up...check your fuzes and try changing them out...you can go to your local parts store and get a variety pack for less than $5

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    Also, the gears should light up but not on the dash just on the transmission mine is an orange light, I think yours should be the same since you got a 2004.

    And the, winter and sports mode should light up on the dash; when you press them, The winter one is an orange snowflake that lights up, and the Sports mode is an S with a green starbust symbol on it that lights up.

    This is definitly not normal, as your dealer indicated!!!

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    ok, so I am straight, should the gear your in, show up on the dash, I have one that says no the other says yes. I have a 2004 CTS again, should I see the gear I am in on the dash or just on the console. tks, Don

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    the orange one by your shifter is not a light...it is just a orange marker to let you know where gear you have put the car in...now in this same area, P, REV, N, D, and etc. should light up as well...there is nothing on your dash...

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    my mistake, i had said earlier that you would have something on your dash, but that is on my '83 El' Dorado that it is on the dash...

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    No, there is no indication of what gear you are in on the dash. The only way to know is look down on the trans shifter. It's annoying because somtimes I have it in "4" by mistake and don't realize that I'm burning extra gas.

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    If you have an early 2004 and suspect you have a burned out bulb on the dash, you can press the F1 and the F6 at the same time and all the bulbs will illuminate. Then turn the car off to return.

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    Re: Illuminated Console to show gear positions on 2004 CTS

    The shift console will light up with the dash lights when you push in the sport or snow button it will light up a green indicator on the dash. There is no gear indicator on the dash.

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