Pro 5.0 Shifter Install
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|Tools you will need:||
- Flathead screwdriver with "blade" at least 4" long
- 7/32" Allen wrench
- Socket Wrench
- 10 mm socket
- 7 mm socket
- 1/2" socket
- 6" Socket Extension or longer
- Tire chocks
- High-temp Silicon Gasket Maker ($3 from autoparts store)
- Light to medium strength Loctite threadlocker ($4 from autoparts store)
|Now you should see something similar to the picture on the left.|
The next step is possibly the hardest to explain. The goal is to get the parking brake lever to point straight up into the air (See pic). The
easiest way to do this (and possibly the only way?) is to put the parking brake lever down so the brake is not engaged at all.
Now, look through the slit in the console where the parking brake is and you can see a small copper colored "paw" which is set against a curved geared piece of metal. This is the part that goes "click click click click" when you pull up the parking brake....pull the lever up a couple of times and see where the noise comes from to help find the part.
So, with the lever all the way down, you see the copper colored "paw" isn't quite touching the gear, so slide your flathead screwdriver inbetween the paw and the gear, then lift up on the lever. It shouldn't be making any "click click click" noise since the screwdriver is inbetween the pieces and the lever should come all the way straight up, like shown in the picture to the left
Now we need to remove the whole center console. This step is EASY. First off, open up the ashtray holder and you'll see there
is a little light clipped in on the front right part of the tray. Just squeeze the clamps that hold it in until it drops down
into the console. Then remove the ashtray by pulling straight up on it.
Below the ashtray you'll see one 10mm bolt head, remove this. Then open up your console storage bin and remove 3 more 10mm screws from there, as well as 2 7mm ones.Now look where the front of the console down by the foot area, and you'll see one more 10mm screws holding the console on each side. Remove both of these.
Now, your console is completly unbolted, carefully lift up on it making sure that the parking brake lever isn't getting damaged by the sharp plastic edges of the console. Also be warned that the console is still tethered to the car by some electrical cables for the lighter...these cables can stay attached. Once you have the console lifted off of the parking brake lever and shifter stick, gently set it down on the passenger seat like shown in the picture to the left.
|Next, remove the 7 7mm hex screws from the black rubber boot that is on the stock shifter. 4 of them on the sides will probably be covered by carpet...just move that out of the way.|
|This is the infamous "#6 Boot". Some people say to cut it, others don't. I say, DONT. You'll be happier if you don't due to a quieter ride.|
|There we go....we now have the shifter off! Its all downhill from here. Go ahead and clean off any old gasket material from the the shifter mount.|
|Apply some Silicon gasket maker onto your new pro5 shifter like shown in the photo to the left Alternativly, you can apply the gasket maker to the mount point on the tranny....in hindsight I think this would be the best way to do it. Make sure you completly circle the 4 bolt holes.|