Author Topic: 116 450 sel colum shift gear selection light  (Read 204 times)

Olds57

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116 450 sel colum shift gear selection light
« on: 09 June 2019, 03:47 PM »
I have a 1974 450 SEL with a column  selector shift, much like was present on the 280 SE 4.5
Replaced light and light holder, but I fail to determine why  the light fails to work.

Must be simple... but not at this time.
Thanks

w116john

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Re: 116 450 sel colum shift gear selection light
« Reply #1 on: 27 June 2019, 02:14 AM »

hi i have a column shift as well and i have seen 2 types of display not sure if there were early late type changes, mines a 1976.  i had problems with lighting too.

could it be a problem with the ground, the last time i replaced mine (broken cable) i had to run a wire to the ground running along the back of the

instrument panel before it would work.

its a few years ago so my memory is a bit hazy on it.

whats is your centre console like vinyl or zebrano  just curious

best of luck