How to Replace a Gear Shift Bulb in the Toyota 4Runner

Written by jim connor
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The Toyota 4Runner comes with a standard-size shifter mount. This makes it easy to install an upgraded or replacement shift bulb. You are better off purchasing a new shift bulb from a local auto supply store because you can judge the feel while you are there and return it if it's not to your liking. Shift bulbs come in a wide variety of styles and materials, so shop around until your find one that suits you and your 4Runner.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn the car off to prevent accidentally shifting gears. Apply the parking brake.

  2. 2

    Grasp the shift bulb and twist it counterclockwise to remove it.

  3. 3

    Place the new bulb on the shifter and twist it clockwise until it is secure.

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