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Old 01-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default HELP: Shift Boot Removal

I have recently bought a STi shifter trim, which is the aluminum trim labelled "STi' that comes stock on STi's. I have also done many searches on the forum and scoobymods, maybe I am not a good searcher. Now I am stuck after I took off the console. I know that I am suppose to use a dremel to widen the hole, so that the trim could sit right in. But before I can do that, I must removal the shift boot, and there are just 6 metal clips ( I don't know what they are called ) that are holding the boot in place.

I can't seem to remove it. Can you guys give me some advice on what they called and how to go about removing them? The clips circled in red is what I am talking about.





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Old 01-19-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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grab the plastic boot ring thing and just lighty pull.. get your fingers or widge a flat screwdriver underneath and slowly work them off... just dont twist cause you will break the little plastic sticks.. and they break fairly easily..
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:09 AM   #3
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I think the plastic boot ring is glued down to the under part of the console too. It's been awhile since I did mine.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:26 AM   #4
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I seem to remember the clips are pretty flexy, small screwdriver to the inside and tweak them just enough to get them to release.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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just pry with a flathead as everyone else has mentioned, but pry slowly so it doesn't fly off.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:10 AM   #6
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Thank you guys, actually, that metal clip has 3 mini clips holding it in place as well.
Now I am thinking of using a needle or a toothpick to do the job. Do you guys think that works fine too?
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:01 AM   #7
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I remember I just cut it off. Hahahahahahaha... Not the best thing to do but it works.
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:25 AM   #8
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again march....
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:12 PM   #9
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Hell yeah Ricky.

Davy, you mean you just cut the whole black plastic thingy off? Then your boot won't sit in place after you put it back on, wouldn't it?
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:45 PM   #10
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Don't cut the plastic thing off. Pry off the ring clips, then slowly pry off the black plastic ring that secures the boot. You'll need that intact. Next, drill holes for the six bolts that coincides with the STi trim and dremel the console to fit the trim. Or do what I did and order an 04 STi console and put it all together. Hopes this helps.
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