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a while back, i removed this piece to paint it. since then, i've been getting a lot of people asking me how to go about removing it. i've sent a lot of PMs with such information, so i figured i'd post it too.

first, you must remove the shifter knob. to do that, first you pull the collar around the base of the shifter down:



then, you push in on the button and pull hard straight up (away from the tranny). it takes some force the first time:



once the shifter's gone, then you just pull the plate straight up. the tabs are the same all around so it doesnt matter where you yank. here's how i did it:



from there, you can sand and paint or apply the popluar chrome cover (which i hope to eventually acquire). if you're painting, i don't recommend using acetone at all, because this piece is made of relatively thin plastic, and it got a lot thinner when i soaked it a minute in acetone. if you must, probably best to just use a little acetone on a rag.

if you have any more questions, feel free to ask! :wave3:
 

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i found a DIY for a brushed aluminum look somewhere. im thinking that would look nice combined with other aluminum interior pieces.
thanks for the info!
 
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