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Removing Auto Shift Knob & Boot?
Published by hl0m4n
09-05-2008
Question Removing Auto Shift Knob & Boot?

to remove the auto shift knob and boot do we just pull the ebrake, put it in reverse and pull up like the 6mt:
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By l4wr3nc3 on 09-05-2008, 11:25 PM
To remove the knob itself. Just pull up. Careful not to smack yourself in the face when it comes off. Also make sure you are not pushing the release button down on. Just yank up and it will come off with some force.
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By andyffer on 09-05-2008, 11:59 PM
put it in park, and pull up. not very hard. mine came off fairly easy
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By hl0m4n on 09-06-2008, 01:45 AM
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thanks guys. what about the boot? is it the same removing it like the 6mt video above?

also the shift knob can be removed without taking the boot off right?
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By andyffer on 09-06-2008, 08:20 AM
^ Sorry, I dont know.
But a little story...

Because I dont have the alarm system, I just take off the gear selector. I figure every thief looks in the car first, so...
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By hl0m4n on 09-06-2008, 02:31 PM
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thanks guys. what about the boot? is it the same removing it like the 6mt video above?

also the shift knob can be removed without taking the boot off right?
friendly for answers. ty
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By hl0m4n on 09-16-2008, 10:31 AM
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so the boot does pop out like the manual video? i pulled hard and i feel if i pull any harder somethings going to tear . just want to make sure.
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By N54_Fan on 09-16-2008, 07:27 PM
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so the boot does pop out like the manual video? i pulled hard and i feel if i pull any harder somethings going to tear . just want to make sure.
This is easy. I have done it a hundred times. Pull up on one of the corners of the boot. I too thought it would tear but it won't. It is leather. Also, I have found that by pulling up just a bit ( to the point of resistance) on the rear corner and then pushing with other hand toward the shifter that the clip unhooks and then VIOLA,..its off.

Good luck!
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By phattbam on 09-23-2008, 01:39 AM
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This is easy. I have done it a hundred times. Pull up on one of the corners of the boot. I too thought it would tear but it won't. It is leather. Also, I have found that by pulling up just a bit ( to the point of resistance) on the rear corner and then pushing with other hand toward the shifter that the clip unhooks and then VIOLA,..its off.

Good luck!
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By hl0m4n on 10-03-2008, 03:07 PM
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i just did this and the whole black plastic part came out. the black plastic part with the park, drive, reverse, etc. i pulled up on the boot like you guys say but instead got the whole piece.

how does the boot itself come off the black plastic piece now? i pull and pull and nada...
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By phattbam on 10-03-2008, 03:29 PM
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it's glued on so you work your way around it slowly.
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By hl0m4n on 10-03-2008, 04:42 PM
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it's glued on so you work your way around it slowly.
if the boot is glued onto the black piece what do i do when i want to put it back in? so it's not like the 6mt where the boot snaps out?
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By phattbam on 10-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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it should have 'tabs' but it's originally glued in. Mine was like that and then I used to just "snap" it back in.
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