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      09-22-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm currently doing a trim swap right now,
and I took out everything except the center console trim......
I looked throught the DIYs and I popped out everything (pulled out all wires, unclipped the transmission "shoe?") but then I can't actually pull the damn piece out! It seems to be stuck because of the automatic shift knob. I can't put it on "D" because the engine's off, I tried turning the shift knob but I'm afraid if I use too much force, I might break it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi guys,
I'm currently doing a trim swap right now,
and I took out everything except the center console trim......
I looked throught the DIYs and I popped out everything (pulled out all wires, unclipped the transmission "shoe?") but then I can't actually pull the damn piece out! It seems to be stuck because of the automatic shift knob. I can't put it on "D" because the engine's off, I tried turning the shift knob but I'm afraid if I use too much force, I might break it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Pull up on the shift knob, but away from your face. It might require considerable force to remove it...be careful. You should be able to pop the boot/trim out afterward.
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Pull up on the shift knob, but away from your face. It might require considerable force to remove it...be careful. You should be able to pop the boot/trim out afterward.
Hmm.. ok I was afraid if I do that something else might break while the knob was coming off.. thanks, I'll try that right now!
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What I did when I removed mine was I started the car & put it in drive (with the foot brake on as well as the hand brake). This allows you to remove the trim.

You then need to do the same thing when replacing the trim.
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theres a lever to the right of the shift knob under the shift boot that you can lift up to take it out of park without the key
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theres a lever to the right of the shift knob under the shift boot that you can lift up to take it out of park without the key
Good info 1clean335. I always just turn the key to on with out turning the car on and then I dismantle the hell out of those center consoles, then I wrap them with my carbon fiber vinyl fabric.
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theres a lever to the right of the shift knob under the shift boot that you can lift up to take it out of park without the key
I did exactly what you said. Comes off so easily thanks to you
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so u have to take out the knob first then the boot in order to take out the trim piece?
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Here's some pictures on center console removal: http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/Sunglass+Holder

I never removed the shiftknob/boot. Once I got the center console off, I was able to move the plastic around the shift knob in a manner to allow me to completely remove the center console.
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