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Old 05-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Removing Shifter Knob

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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