Q: Green light doesn't come on when shifter is placed in drive

asked by on

When I go into Drive, the green light doesn't come on. Shifting into anything else, the lights work fine. What causes this?

Each transmission range display has a separate bulb that lights up. The instrument cluster can be removed and the bulbs can be replaced individually. My recommendation would be to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the tools and expertise to remove the instrument cluster and replace the bulb.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Green light doesn't come on when shifter is placed in drive

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: I had the oil changed three weeks ago but the "change engine oil soon" light just came on. It is only on for a few minutes and t

Hi there. Typically a warning light like this will illuminate based on mileage set by the ECU. If the service was completed prior to the warning light being triggered, it's possible that the person doing the change forgot to clear...

Q: Q: Getting error code P0304

Since you are getting a misfire code on the #4 cylinder that will cause the computer to shut off these other systems. The misfire needs to be fixed first. Most of the time when this comes up it is caused...

Q: Gear shift lever broke

This is something that would need to be looked at in-person to see what is broken on the gear shifter, and scan the transmission to see what code is stored in it. You may have a complete shift linkage that...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...