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lower dash removal info - gear-change too
Published by varesecrazy
23-12-2013
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Gear-change knob + Gaiter

Few tools required..just a little patience


1,

feel around the base of the gear knob gaiter with your finger tips,

there is a plastic ring that attaches to the lower dash panel with a series of "spikes" / tabs,

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carefully prise-up the plastic ring..all the way around..
( like removing an ice-cream / paint lid)

do NOT raise 1 edge up too far..slowly work around the whole thing.
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of you've got this far to remove the gear-knob..now is the time,

I found that getting a decent grip on it and just pulling upwards did the job.. it appeared to be held on with a set of moulded serrations ( splines),
on reassembly I used a splodge of epoxy / araldite inside the knob,
then push hard back onto the steel rod
( do get the alignment correct--!!)


2,
NEXT - on dash-removal - you will find there is another more solid ring / base attached to the lower dash pod,
this is also just a lift-off fitment
except the 2 x GOLD headed Posi / philips screws shown at 11 and 1 0'clock in pics.






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shown upside down to reveal spikes / tabs,

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here is it's more natural look , with the slots it clips into partially visible

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Re: lower dash removal info - gear-change too

No pics. The attachments do not work.
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Re: lower dash removal info - gear-change too

Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
No pics. The attachments do not work.
pics being edited just about happy with it now..,

feel free to study it , and ask for more pics, etc,

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