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DIY: Do It Yourself
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #41
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i meant how can you paint the gear shifter, an automatic one
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #42
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First you have to pull off the shift knob. Do this by engaging your emergency brake, putting the car in neutral or drive, push the trigger on the shift knob, and pull with all your might. Be careful not to go flying back when it is released. I saw a story on here a few days ago about someone who pulled their knob off, hitting their rear view mirror and breaking their windshield. I advise you to be careful. I tried to take mine off yesterday and had a lot of trouble. I ended up opening the sun roof, straddling the shift box in order to pull off the knob.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #43
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Also be careful to not give yourself a black eye.. happened to my friend and almost happened to me

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