That shift light is more of a novelty than it is a necessary feature. You shouldn't need a little light, or chime to tell you when to shift, the sound of the RPM's of the engine is your shift feature. If one is unsure when to shift, that person shouldn't be driving a car like this until they have learned to fully navigate a manual trans. Now, if the driver has a hearing impairment, that's a different story. I do think that if a feature is in the car it should be operable from factory. Personally for me anyway, removing it sending it off to be programed shelling out $$ and reinstalling it is not worth it just to see a light illuminate telling you OK it's time to shift, when you should be watching the road in the first place not the light.
Last edited by GTO JUDGE; 09-27-2008 at 06:30 AM.