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Old 09-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Htcchrisb View Post
Do you know how to swap the Automatic shifter for a manual shifter, and just put a manual boot on or is that even possible with an automatic?
You can put a manual shifter and boot on. Others have done it. It's the same principle as removing the knob then putting a new one on, minus the rod (since there isn't a button on the manual knob).

As for the boot, there are DIY's on how to remove the boot from the from the center console, then swap it for one from a manual and hook it all back up.

I've never personally done it, so I can't fully comment on it. Hope the info above helps though.
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