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Old 01-08-2009, 09:05 PM
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2005 F-150 Shifter Position Light

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This question is for my dad but he has a 2005 F-150 CrewCab Lariat truck and the gear selector light on the shifter has went out. Figured I would ask here how you get to it to replace it before I check it out tomorrow evening. Thanks guys!

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Old 01-10-2009, 03:23 AM
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Anyone have any info?Bulb type/size/etc?
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:12 AM
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The bulb is a 168. To replace it open the center console and then pop the plastic trim around the shifter up by inserting a flat tipped screw driver in the hole that the center console lid latches into. The bulb is inside a white holder that is released by turning it 1/4 turn.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:24 PM
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Thanks!

It was easy as pie to fix and thanks for the bulb number, that made it even easier!
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Thanks for the post and info everyone. This is a great forum!
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:46 PM
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The bulb is a 168. To replace it open the center console and then pop the plastic trim around the shifter up by inserting a flat tipped screw driver in the hole that the center console lid latches into. The bulb is inside a white holder that is released by turning it 1/4 turn.
My bulb holder was black but thanks for the info. Was an easy fix thanks to your post.
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how do u remove the bulb from the bulb holder
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:03 PM
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well i feel like an idiot. forget my previous post
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followed the steps and saw that the buld holder was laying lose inside the center counsol. tried to plug it back it but it looks like it melted the plastic around where it plugs in. How would i fix this? Do I have to replace the entire plastic piece that it the bulb and wires twist into?
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followed the steps and saw that the buld holder was laying lose inside the center counsol. tried to plug it back it but it looks like it melted the plastic around where it plugs in. How would i fix this? Do I have to replace the entire plastic piece that it the bulb and wires twist into?
I think we need more information on your problem. If the mount is destroyed, you may well have to replace the whole thing. I'd try a junkyard.

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:12 AM
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I would also check the fuse as it sounds like someone replaced it with a larger one if it got that hot.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:35 PM
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Super easy Fix with the instructions/bulb size. Thanks to the original post by Last Splash.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:18 AM
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I think we need more information on your problem. If the mount is destroyed, you may well have to replace the whole thing. I'd try a junkyard.

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I have the same issue, here's a bad picture from my phone, but you get the idea:

This is obnoxious and I don't think it's worth replacing the whole assembly. I'm just going to try a small dab of epoxy. Enough to hold it, but can easily cut the blob off with an exacto knife next time I need to change the bulb.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:00 AM
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Thank you for this thread. I just got a 05 FX4 and noticed a couple lights were burnt out. def love working on my truck after having a BMW for years and not being able to do a dang thing! got the light bulb at o'reilly's (spelling?) and changed it out in 10 minutes. now i just need to replace the lettering that's lit up. it's faded to all hell.
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You can probably find that on a craigslist part out for cheap
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