Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gear labels worn off

asked by on

I can't see what gear the vehicle is in when shifting from Park to Drive, etc.

There may be an electrical failure in the lighting portion of the dashboard. If all of the dashboard lights are out, you may suspect a fuse. However, if only one section is out, it could indicate a failure inside the unit. The signals from the transmission range sensor should be checked as well. Consider having one of our mobile experts at YourMechanic inspect your electrical system for faulty components.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Shaking while driving & sometimes while parked

It is very possible that you could have a motor mount issue because motor mounts are made of rubber and are meant to absorb any movements from the engine to make them unnoticeable to the driver. If the mount has...

Q: Car won't start.

Hello. Your issue is likely due to a bad alternator, starter or open circuit. The open circuit condition could be something like the battery terminal not being tight enough causing the vehicle to have a gap in its power supply...

Q: Intermittent issue where car is stuck in first after coming to full stop, and speedometer stays at zero

You have two symptoms that are pointing to the same problem. Both your speedometer, and your transmission, use the VSS (vehicle speed sensor). The transmission uses the data to calculate shift points. If there is not any output, the computer...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.