Lights on the shift selector quit working

My truck wouldn't start in neutral anymore. Also, the lights on the shift selector quit working and so did the back up lights. What should I do?
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Hello. There is probably a problem with the neutral safety switch. The neutral safety switch is an important part of the car being able to start while in park and/or neutral and it allows the reverse lights to come on. It is possible that the bulbs for the backup lights and shift selector are blown out and just need to be replaced. I would suggest that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the neutral safety switch, the shift selector, and the reverse lights.

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It could be the shift indicator light or cable. If your light works when your headlights are activated, then it`s working fine. If it isn`t, then you need to replace its probably burned out bulb.
A shift light is a warning lamp fitted to vehicles in order to indicate to the driver that maximum revolutions per minute (r/min) has almost been reached.
The gear shift indicator in the driver display shows the current gear during manual gearshifting and when it is appropriate to engage the next gear for optimum fuel economy.
The GEAR INDICATOR from CARTEK is a dashboard mounted device that is designed to indicate to a driver the current selected transmission gear but also incorporates a sequential shift-light display which can indicate to a driver the optimum time to shift up a gear.
An illuminated check engine light is an early indicator of transmission and other related problems. NOTE: Your vehicle may be forced into a fail-safe or limp mode when the transmission dashboard warning light turns on.
This can include sudden jerks while the car attempts to change gears, vibrations, or delays between shifting. Difficulties moving between drive, reverse, and neutral. Your vehicle should change immediately between these when you tell it to.
I think the fundamental reason for lack of gear indicator is sequential shifting. There is not much use from knowing what gear you are in. If RPMs are too high, shift up. If RPM is too low, shift down.
For novices, in the daily riding, we upshift the gear at the beginning, and the shifting gears are all based on our requirements for power and gentle riding, When you drive up to three or four thousand rhp , you don`t need to watch the gears indicator to check the gear position.
The dynamic shift program is a feature of automatic transmission. The gearbox control unit automatically selects the best gear based on engine map data and your current driving situation. The selection considers your current speed, the weight of a towed trailer and whether your car is travelling up or downhill.
Neutral is the same as knocking a manual gearbox out of gear. It shouldn`t be selected when moving – this is known as coasting – but can be used (along with the handbrake) if you`re stopped for a short period of time. Drive will select gears automatically and allow the car to move forwards.
Some cars may warn of a transmission fault by flashing the overdrive light or displaying a string of text in the driver`s information center. Others will display a symbol depicting a gear with an exclamation mark or a thermometer (for transmission over temperature) inside.
The automatic transmission warning light, also known as the gearbox warning light, denotes a transmission issue that could be brought on by a fluid level, temperature, or pressure issue.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Indicates a malfunction in the electronic engine control system, the Electronic Throttle Control System or the electronic automatic transmission control system.

The automatic transmission warning light, also known as the gearbox warning light, denotes a transmission issue that could be brought on by a fluid level, temperature, or pressure issue.
I think the fundamental reason for lack of gear indicator is sequential shifting. There is not much use from knowing what gear you are in. If RPMs are too high, shift up. If RPM is too low, shift down.

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