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How to remove the auto shift knob and paint it. I don't actually show the painting process, just the general process.

 

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I would have never guessed that's how you removed it lol.. thanks so much for this! I really appreciate it :)
 

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what... if I had known it was that easy I would have touched up mine a while ago nice job
 

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I embedded your video on the thread so it doesn't load another window.
Thanks! I tried doing it myself, and it usually works fine, but it wasn't working this time so I said screw it. I hope this helps everyone out!

And yes, it is RIDICULOUSLY easy. I swear I saw a how-to on this forum about it, but I couldn't find it, so I posted this one. Video is probably easier to understand than written directions anyways.
 

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Did you do this. While your car was on. Or off? Like. Did u shift it into neutral while it was on or off? Sorry for the excessive periods, my keyboards jacked
 

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I was able to remove the piece while the car was in drive, and off. While the car is in neutral, you cant shut the car off. If your just swapping it out, its probably easiest to just remove it in neutral with the car is off, but if your in drive, take your time and do it in park with the car off, cause you can't leave it running for several hours while you paint it. I hasn't thought of this until now.
 

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as soon as I watched this video I went out and tryed this and it was so easy
 

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It is easy, just gotta be careful removing it so you don'h hit it against anything.
 

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Much easier than removing the manual shift knob.
You really think so?????

Not sure if the 1.6 knob is different than 1.8 but mine all you do is pull up and it comes off. No buttons, clips, screws, nothing. :spiral:
 

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Well mine is the same as yours but I have to yank it. 1st time I did it, it wouldn't come off so I got close to it to see if it had screws or anything because it wouldn't come off so I kept pulling and hit my nose so hard I thought I broke it(my nose). LMAO
 

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isnt there a way to shift your car into neutral while the car is off? by using that release circular tab on the shifter? i think its supposed to be used in emergencies when you wanna move your car but cant get the engine to turn on?

and wait just to clarify what you said, you did it in drive and caroff?
 

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In the video I showed how to remove it in neutral, which is the easiest way, but you can't turn the car off while its in neutral, so it'll be running the whole time you're painting it. Its easier for just swapping out the shifter (or doing touch-ups), but not practicle for painting the whole thing. I'd just take it out in drive, unless the shift lock tab does that. I've never used it before
 

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Well mine is the same as yours but I have to yank it. 1st time I did it, it wouldn't come off so I got close to it to see if it had screws or anything because it wouldn't come off so I kept pulling and hit my nose so hard I thought I broke it(my nose). LMAO
Lmao, well at least you didn't break your nose. I too had a hard time pulling it off the first time but after that it comes off real easy.
 

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Sorry I missed that post bthompson. The cupholder is held in with a couple screws from the bottom.

And I use krylon fusion its great on plastics and its supposed to resist fading and whatnot.
 

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I lightly sanded it after taping off the faux leather on the sides.
 
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