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Old 05-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, First i wanted to thank all of those who have answered my posts over the past few weeks, i appreciate your help. NOw onto what i have next to ask.


I am looking to upgrade the shifter to a leather one and wanted to know how to remove it without damaging the chrome piece surrounding it. Thanks again in advance.

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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The entire shifter plate lifts out (the entire area around the chrome trim), the boot also unlatches from around the bottom of the shift knob allowing it to slide down and reveal the bolt holding the shifter knob in place. You really don't need to mess with the plate around the boot just slide the boot down, unscrew bolt, replace and slide boot back up until it snaps back in place.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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When I've tried to lower the plastic trim ring between the boot and the knob I had to lift the bezel and use a small screwdriver to encourage the ring to release its grip. Once it fell it was a simple job to loosen the screw.
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The entire shifter plate lifts out (the entire area around the chrome trim), the boot also unlatches from around the bottom of the shift knob allowing it to slide down and reveal the bolt holding the shifter knob in place. You really don't need to mess with the plate around the boot just slide the boot down, unscrew bolt, replace and slide boot back up until it snaps back in place.
Hello,

I've been trying to find a way to remove my shifter knob (2008 Malibu) and came across this thread. I can easily lift out the entire shifter plate but am not sure how to unlatch the boot from the bottom of the shift knob. I'm worried about breaking something because it doesn't seem to want to "unlatch". Can you give me any guidance on this part of the job?

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Come up from under it inside the shift boot with a small flat screwdriver. Once you unclip the chrome ring at the top of the boot it'll slide down and reveal the screw at the front of the knob.
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