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DIY: Do It Yourself
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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Talking DIY:alcantara shift boots

Yes just another one,but so happy with them i wanted to show them,
these came in these morning,
Order was made by these guys :http://shiftstyle.com/index.php
Verry nice and correct people to deal with.



I started removing the original boot from the plasticframe.



Afther getting the wires from the New illuminated shiftknob(witch i bought of leatherz) true the new boot,



I placed the new boot,around the frame,it is verry easy ,
they come whith elastic bottom,you can use glue to be sure it rest on place



Back in the car:






That all together take me about 45 minutes.


Tomorow i do the matching e-brake boot and connect the lighted gear knob...




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Old 04-01-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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Thank's m8,
It was you who made me to do this modification myself

E-brake and illuminated shiftknob or on to











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Old 07-08-2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Do want. Where did you connect the lights for the knob?
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:59 PM   #6
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Do want. Where did you connect the lights for the knob?
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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Most people get the power from the cigi lighter. If you want the shifter light to turn on when the engine is running, do that. I tap mine to the window switch. Mine turns on with the parking light and can be dimmed by the dimmer.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:05 AM   #8
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Does anyone know if it is possible to "retrofit" the light into that shift knob? I have that shift knob and would rather not buy another just to get the light...
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