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Upgrading your vinyl gear gaiter (56K - no way)
for Fiat Panda 03-
Published by tarbyonline
06-05-2011
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DISCLAIMER: I accept no liability for any damage or injury you may cause to your vehicle or yourself by following this guide. This guide is provided for information purposes based on what worked for the author. Your car may be slightly different so please use your common sense!

So like me you have got fed up with your old gear gaiter. Perhaps the poor quality has caught up with it like mine or maybe you just can't stand the cheap vinyl any longer.
In this guide I will show you how I changed the gaiter on my 06 Panda active to a nice Italian leather one (smells better too).

So what will you need?

* new gaiter (I got mine here).
* scissors.
* Elastic from the sewing supplies section (try and get this as broad as possible. They sell it in Tesco and Asda for repairing things. Try ebay if you dont want to be seen hanging around the sewing section, eg this).
* Needle and thread (if your a bloke steal this from your Mum, Wife, GF).
* A cable tie.
* [optional] Grease (I used lithium based)
* [optional] knowledge of Polish swear words (particularly useful when you stab yourself with the needle.)

This is my first guide, so apologies if it isnt clear. If you have any problems drop a comment and I will fix it ASAP.

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Many thanks for the clear guidance and pictures. I've just replaced my gaitor using your instructions and things went smoothly.
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Many thanks for the clear guidance and pictures. I've just replaced my gaitor using your instructions and things went smoothly.

didn't come across the "cable-tie" when I removed mine..

good guide though

still trying to perfect mine

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Hi All, thanks for the post, very useful.

I've just replaced mine too (100HP), BTW, as the gaiter will not fit over the gear knob, i had to unpick about 1" of stitching, slide it over the knob (ooer misses), turn it inside out, restitch the gaiter (i also gaffa taped it), and jobs a good un!
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