Usury is the term I was really wanting to say!These are computer parts c!ose to 20 years old that were made for a limited production car. Not all that unusual to pay high dollar for an item like this. You can have yours rebuilt for a fraction of that amount. if you are at all handy, you can pull it yourself. 2000 seems to be on the high side.
Is the shifter light also out when the dash lights are off? If so, post likely FEM.Having periodic issues -- dash lights intermittent