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    Question Gear Indicator on Console

    I notice when I shift gears, there is no "indicator" on the gear shift console. No light, no little marker pointing at "D" or "R"...nothing. The only indicator is on the dashboard. Is this typical? Thanks.

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    For the SRX, yes. The Department of Redundancy Department didn't want the Gear Indicator, on the dash twice (DIC LCD Display, and in the tach), and then again on the console. I have to admit, it did catch me off guard too. I actually didn't know what gear i was in, when going from sport trying to find reverse (i didn't count the clicks, 2nd test drive)! I looked at the Tach DIC and shifted from there... a little odd if you ask me i guess.

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    OK then. I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to make a service appt. (I'd prefer having the indicator on the console, and backlit...but what-ever.)

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    Having just checked my displays, I have a gear selection display in the tach module, although it only displays the actual gear in Sport Mode. In the DIC I only have an odometer although 4-30 states that I should also see what position the shift lever is in. I wonder if that is a version for Canada?

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    The LCD display will only show gear selection on certain screens, but your tach display should be showing all the time, it is "supposed" to be your main display for gear selection. US or Can. The only thing that changes for Canada, is we get km/h, and some slightly different gauges on the right.
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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    The Impala I rented last week had no lights nor indicators on the shift lever. All dash...


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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    Same here RT. Just on the cluster.

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    Yeah, since you brought it up I've notice this on other newer cars too. Must be a new trend. I kinda think they may have intentionally designed it like that because they want you looking up when you shift gears. Even if you're not looking directly out the windshield, you can still see what's in front of you with your peripheral vision. It's a lot safer than looking down while shifting, especially since a lot of people have a tendency to start rolling before they look back up.

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    Captain, Have you got your vehicle, or is it still coming? If you do not, wait until you see the IC in action.

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    She is still on her way. I'm going to call the dealer in the next couple days to see if my order status has updated. I was at 2000 (Plant Received order) on Dec 24. !! The excitment is killing me! I already have a mesh grille on the way, and weathertech floor mats, and already have an SRX plate surround, and a Diamond Gloss/3M/Tint shop picked out and ready to go to town on mine!

    I thought about just sending the grill from where i bought it to the plant with a note saying "Put this grille on this SRX VIN: xxx" LOL

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    I can't wait to see your grill installed, Capt.

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    She is still on her way. I'm going to call the dealer in the next couple days to see if my order status has updated. I was at 2000 (Plant Received order) on Dec 24. !! The excitment is killing me! I already have a mesh grille on the way, and weathertech floor mats, and already have an SRX plate surround, and a Diamond Gloss/3M/Tint shop picked out and ready to go to town on mine!

    I thought about just sending the grill from where i bought it to the plant with a note saying "Put this grille on this SRX VIN: xxx" LOL
    My dealer is quoting $1695 for the mesh grills installed (upper and lower). Is that the "going" price or should I shop around?

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    RT when did you get an SRX?!

    It is a pretty standard deal these days, you only get one display.

    It has been a long time since I looked down at a console to check what gear I am in, but then again I drive like 10 cars a day so....

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    Re: Gear Indicator on Console

    There was a story in the mid 90's in Manhattan about a person who looked DOWN to move the gear selector and rolled forward 10 feet out of a parking spot. As the driver was looking up to drive away, a homeless person was already under the bumper in the parking lot, and perished. Since then it has been a focus of most manufacturer's to keep the driver's head up when shifting into gear.
    The 09 Cts-V is also without console illuminated markers.

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