Originally Posted by jwight
Do you have any photos from replacing that strip? Might help the next person....
This is what the gear shift and cover looks like when in our cars. My gear letters were not illuminated, so this is what I did.
Forgive the dirt, I purchased the car last month and I won't be doing any cleaning until all work is completed.
Below the e-brake there is a cosmetic round cover.
The cover pops right off with a small flat head screwdriver, etc. There is a small cutout to stick the screwdriver in to pop the cover up.
There is a star type screw in there, so remove it.
Next remove the gear shift knob, so you can lift and remove the center console over the gear shift a simple squeeze and pull and it should come off.
Next pull up below the bottom of the console below the gear shift letter area. Your hands should be close to the cup holder. When you pull that end up you can lift it over the gear shift.
Flip over the console and you will see the under side off the ornamental cover which holds the LED strip. The cover has little tabs that you just push back with a flat head to release. The yellow, square LED light has tabs to release too. You can see them in the picture.
The LED has a small group of wires that pop in vertically in a small section between the center console and the cup holder. I already had mine back on, before the picture, but the picture of me holding the wires close to the cup holder is showing where the slot would be once the console is removed. This is where the wires plug for the LED strip. (To power it) the LED strips pulls straight out and pushes back straight in when returning it.
The console goes back over the gear shift the way you pulled it off. Replace everything and your done. Hope this helps. I typed this with my phone so forgive grammar and typos.