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Old 06-07-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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I am a new owner( first jeep)
A yellow arrow comes on occasionally
Is this a warning light

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Old 06-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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I will guess you have a 5 spd.. its the light to tell you to up shift the trans.... nothing to worry about.

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X2-It is just a help in case someone is new at stick. A lot of people just pull the bulb as it annoys some people.
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Unfortunately,if you use the light to help you shift, you may find yourself lugging in 5th going 30mph.
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The shift light is useless
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The light was another "Bright Idea," that hasn't panned out. I just ignore mine.
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adjust your tilt steering column so the steering wheel blocks your view of that pesky useless yellow light that is in the upper right-hand corner of your instrument panel.
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Unfortunately,if you use the light to help you shift, you may find yourself lugging in 5th going 30mph.


Why did they set that light to come on so low on the tach? IMO it's really unhelpful for new stick drivers to see that come on so early.
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I will guess you have a 5 spd.. its the light to tell you to up shift the trans.... nothing to worry about.
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Why did they set that light to come on so low on the tach? IMO it's really unhelpful for new stick drivers to see that come on so early.
The shift light is there to help improve MPG that's why it has such low shift points.
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The shift light is there to help improve MPG that's why it has such low shift points.
Yeah, I understand that.

But on the TJ's I've driven the light comes on so early that the engine really struggles if you shift at that point and you really have to lay on the gas pedal to keep it going. The optimal situation is somewhere between waiting too long to shift at higher RPMs and shifting too early when the engine struggles and you have to give it more gas. I've always found the shift light to stray towards the latter.

In my old stock '97 2.5L I always ignored the shift light and waited longer and I always got 18-20 MPG on average. Never really heard of people doing much better than that.

I just got a 2000 2.5L 2-3 weeks ago, but have only filled it up once, so not sure how mileage has been yet.

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