Gear lever change

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Gear lever change

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:11 pm

After a great drive, managed to snap my gear lever today. Annoyingly, it's booked in Monday to have some work done. If I get a replacement, can this be changed from inside the car if I get the gator off or is it a box out job ? Car is stuck in reverse :banghead:

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Re: Gear lever change

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:02 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Car is stuck in reverse

Must have been a fun drive back home!
Sorry to hear about the gear lever, I'm pretty sure it can be replaced without taking the gearbox out.

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Re: Gear lever change

Postby Peter-S » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Yes it can be done from inside the car. You need to remove the centre console as the gear lever gator is fixed from underneath as I remember but the three bolts/screws that hold the gear stick in place will then be accessible.
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Re: Gear lever change

Postby Caprigear » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:11 pm

You can change it from inside the car, take the main section of centre console out and there's three torx bolts that hold the lever base into the gearbox. I have plenty of replacement levers available.
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Re: Gear lever change

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:38 am

Thanks for the advice guys, I'll remove the console & old shifter today. Martin, I'll order a new one from you. Looks like a fiddly but easy fix. Thanks again for quick replies, much appreciated.