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Important!! Please read the entire install guide twice before starting your installation. No really, it’s a good idea to read it twice before you begin so everything goes smooth.

  1. Remove your shift knob. Remove the boot collar by pushing downward on the clip. Use a 14mm Open End Wrench to unscrew the threaded section of the collar. Some may require tools to remove, be careful not to damage the threads.
    • Remove your shift knob.

    • Remove the boot collar by pushing downward on the clip.

    • Use a 14mm Open End Wrench to unscrew the threaded section of the collar. Some may require tools to remove, be careful not to damage the threads.

  2. Pull upwards on the side console pads and remove them. They aren't screwed or bolted into place so just pull up and they will pop out. They aren't screwed or bolted into place so just pull up and they will pop out.
    • Pull upwards on the side console pads and remove them.

    • They aren't screwed or bolted into place so just pull up and they will pop out.

  3. Use a plastic panel tool to pry the upper console section. Once it pops up, grab the upper section and pull it towards you. These panels are held in with clips and do not require tools. Pop both left and right upper sections off.
    • Use a plastic panel tool to pry the upper console section. Once it pops up, grab the upper section and pull it towards you.

    • These panels are held in with clips and do not require tools.

    • Pop both left and right upper sections off.

  4. Using a #2 phillips screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that hold the shift boot cover. Use your hands and pry the sides of the cover up and pop it off. Don't pull on it too hard because there are electrical connectors holding it in place.
    • Using a #2 phillips screwdriver, unscrew the two screws that hold the shift boot cover.

    • Use your hands and pry the sides of the cover up and pop it off.

    • Don't pull on it too hard because there are electrical connectors holding it in place.

  5. Unplug the drive mode selector as well as the parking brake and brake hold button. Depending on the year/model you may have more or less buttons to unplug here.
    • Unplug the drive mode selector as well as the parking brake and brake hold button.

    • Depending on the year/model you may have more or less buttons to unplug here.

  6. Use your hands and pry the lower section of the climate control towards you. Once it pops out, grab it from the sides and pull a little more. It should pop out. Unplug the climate control and set it aside.
    • Use your hands and pry the lower section of the climate control towards you.

    • Once it pops out, grab it from the sides and pull a little more. It should pop out.

    • Unplug the climate control and set it aside.

  7. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two upper console screws. Next, remove the center console screw. Next, remove the center console screw.
    • Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two upper console screws.

    • Next, remove the center console screw.

  8. Use your hands and pop the sides of the console up. Once it is free, lift upwards and remove it completely. You may need to put your shifter into 4th gear to clear the plastic cover. You may need to put your shifter into 4th gear to clear the plastic cover.
    • Use your hands and pop the sides of the console up. Once it is free, lift upwards and remove it completely.

    • You may need to put your shifter into 4th gear to clear the plastic cover.

  9. Use a plastic panel pry tool on the lower section of the console cover. Unplug the 12v connector and the smartphone USB connector. Unplug the 12v connector and the smartphone USB connector.
    • Use a plastic panel pry tool on the lower section of the console cover.

    • Unplug the 12v connector and the smartphone USB connector.

  10. Use a plastic panel pry tool to separate the rear section of the console. Once the cover comes off, unplug the keyless entry connector and remove the clip holding the harness in place. Once the cover comes off, unplug the keyless entry connector and remove the clip holding the harness in place.
    • Use a plastic panel pry tool to separate the rear section of the console.

    • Once the cover comes off, unplug the keyless entry connector and remove the clip holding the harness in place.

  11. Remove the two screws inside of the center console. Remove the two screws inside of the center console. Remove the two screws inside of the center console.
    • Remove the two screws inside of the center console.

  12. Remove the console light as well as the lower USB connector. You will need to lift the console up and unplug it from the bottom. You will need to lift the console up and unplug it from the bottom.
    • Remove the console light as well as the lower USB connector.

    • You will need to lift the console up and unplug it from the bottom.

  13. Slide the entire console backwards a few inches to unclip it from the dashboard. Lift the rear section up and remove the entire console from the car.
    • Slide the entire console backwards a few inches to unclip it from the dashboard.

    • Lift the rear section up and remove the entire console from the car.

  14. Remove the two bolts that hold the console bracket to the chassis. Remove the x4 10mm bolts on the base of the factory shifter. Remove the x4 10mm bolts on the base of the factory shifter.
    • Remove the two bolts that hold the console bracket to the chassis.

    • Remove the x4 10mm bolts on the base of the factory shifter.

  15. Remove the clips that hold the wiring harness to the factory shifter. Remove the clips that hold the wiring harness to the factory shifter.
    • Remove the clips that hold the wiring harness to the factory shifter.

  16. Remove the cables from the factory shifter. This can be tricky so take one cable at a time. It spins and then slides upwards out of the shifter. Pull the LH side retaining ring and slide the cable off the pin.
    • Remove the cables from the factory shifter. This can be tricky so take one cable at a time. It spins and then slides upwards out of the shifter.

    • Pull the LH side retaining ring and slide the cable off the pin.

    • The lower cable retaining ring must be pulled apart and then you can slide the cable end link off the shifter ball.

    • Remove the shifter cables from the shifter. If you are changing the shifter, now is the time to remove the shifter from the car.

  17. Begin in the engine bay by removing the air intake seal. You will need to remove the airbox lid so remove this section to make gaining access to the tray easier. Begin in the engine bay by removing the air intake seal. You will need to remove the airbox lid so remove this section to make gaining access to the tray easier. Begin in the engine bay by removing the air intake seal. You will need to remove the airbox lid so remove this section to make gaining access to the tray easier.
    • Begin in the engine bay by removing the air intake seal. You will need to remove the airbox lid so remove this section to make gaining access to the tray easier.

  18. Remove the factory air intake tube clamp. Slide the tube off the side of the airbox lid.
    • Remove the factory air intake tube clamp.

    • Slide the tube off the side of the airbox lid.

  19. Unclip the MAF wiring harness from the airbox lid and then unplug the MAF and set it aside. Unclip the MAF wiring harness from the airbox lid and then unplug the MAF and set it aside. Unclip the MAF wiring harness from the airbox lid and then unplug the MAF and set it aside.
    • Unclip the MAF wiring harness from the airbox lid and then unplug the MAF and set it aside.

  20. Unclip the airbox lid and remove it from the engine bay. Remove the air filter from the lower tray. Unbolt the lower airbox and remove it.
    • Unclip the airbox lid and remove it from the engine bay.

    • Remove the air filter from the lower tray.

    • Unbolt the lower airbox and remove it.

  21. Grab the bottom airbox and pull upwards, the lower section is held in place by a grommet. Grab the bottom airbox and pull upwards, the lower section is held in place by a grommet. Grab the bottom airbox and pull upwards, the lower section is held in place by a grommet.
    • Grab the bottom airbox and pull upwards, the lower section is held in place by a grommet.

  22. Remove the negative then positive terminal from the battery. Remove the negative then positive terminal from the battery. Remove the negative then positive terminal from the battery.
    • Remove the negative then positive terminal from the battery.

  23. Remove the battery tie-down bracket. Remove the battery tie-down bracket. Remove the battery tie-down bracket.
    • Remove the battery tie-down bracket.

  24. Remove the battery, protective padding, and then plastic undertray. Remove the battery, protective padding, and then plastic undertray. Remove the battery, protective padding, and then plastic undertray.
    • Remove the battery, protective padding, and then plastic undertray.

  25. Once the tray is out, you will need to remove a number of bolts and clips. Remove all of the parts that are bolted to the top and sides of the battery tray. Once all of the bolts are removed, you'll need to slide the tray towards the engine and lift it out of the engine bay. Once all of the bolts are removed, you'll need to slide the tray towards the engine and lift it out of the engine bay.
    • Once the tray is out, you will need to remove a number of bolts and clips. Remove all of the parts that are bolted to the top and sides of the battery tray.

    • Once all of the bolts are removed, you'll need to slide the tray towards the engine and lift it out of the engine bay.

  26. Remove the intake charge pipe. There are a number of bolts, two hose clamps and an electronic connector to remove. Once those are removed, you can lift the pipe upwards and out of the engine bay.
    • Remove the intake charge pipe.

    • There are a number of bolts, two hose clamps and an electronic connector to remove.

    • Once those are removed, you can lift the pipe upwards and out of the engine bay.

  27. Unbolt the wiring harness and move it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables and bracket. Unbolt the wiring harness and move it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables and bracket. Unbolt the wiring harness and move it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables and bracket.
    • Unbolt the wiring harness and move it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables and bracket.

  28. Remove the shifter cable retaining clips. Remove the shifter cable retaining clips. Remove the shifter cable retaining clips.
    • Remove the shifter cable retaining clips.

  29. Use a flat tipped screw driver and remove the shifter cable spring clips. Once they are removed, slide the cables out of the bracket. Once they are removed, slide the cables out of the bracket.
    • Use a flat tipped screw driver and remove the shifter cable spring clips.

    • Once they are removed, slide the cables out of the bracket.

  30. Under the car, remove the plastic under tray to gain access to the heat shielding and exhaust. Under the car, remove the plastic under tray to gain access to the heat shielding and exhaust. Under the car, remove the plastic under tray to gain access to the heat shielding and exhaust.
    • Under the car, remove the plastic under tray to gain access to the heat shielding and exhaust.

  31. Remove the three bolts on the exhaust flange and slide off the hanger bushing. Let the exhaust hang down. Let the exhaust hang down.
    • Remove the three bolts on the exhaust flange and slide off the hanger bushing.

    • Let the exhaust hang down.

  32. Remove the heat shield bolts and slide it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables. Remove the heat shield bolts and slide it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables. Remove the heat shield bolts and slide it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables.
    • Remove the heat shield bolts and slide it out of the way, exposing the shifter cables.

  33. Remove the nuts holding the shifter cable bracket to the frame. Pull the rubber seal down and remove the shifter cables from the cabin. Pull the rubber seal down and remove the shifter cables from the cabin.
    • Remove the nuts holding the shifter cable bracket to the frame.

    • Pull the rubber seal down and remove the shifter cables from the cabin.

  34. Slide the shifter cables out of the car. Be sure nothing gets caught up in the engine bay. Slide the shifter cables out of the car. Be sure nothing gets caught up in the engine bay.
    • Slide the shifter cables out of the car. Be sure nothing gets caught up in the engine bay.

  35. You must transfer the rubber grommet from the factory cables to the new cables. Be sure to align the cables correctly and keep them positioned correctly. Slice the grommet down the center of each cable and peel it back.
    • You must transfer the rubber grommet from the factory cables to the new cables.

    • Be sure to align the cables correctly and keep them positioned correctly.

    • Slice the grommet down the center of each cable and peel it back.

  36. With the cables side by side, mark the position of the shifter cable bracket. You must transfer the cable bracket over to the new HR cables. If this bracket isn't in the correct location, you may need to slide it when installed into the car. If this bracket isn't in the correct location, you may need to slide it when installed into the car.
    • With the cables side by side, mark the position of the shifter cable bracket. You must transfer the cable bracket over to the new HR cables.

    • If this bracket isn't in the correct location, you may need to slide it when installed into the car.

  37. Install the shifter cables in a similar way that they were removed. You can do this by sliding the cables into the engine bay from underneath the car. Then bend the cables upwards and slide them through the hole in the floor. You can now attach the bracket and slide the rubber grommet in place. Then bend the cables upwards and slide them through the hole in the floor. You can now attach the bracket and slide the rubber grommet in place.
    • Install the shifter cables in a similar way that they were removed. You can do this by sliding the cables into the engine bay from underneath the car.

    • Then bend the cables upwards and slide them through the hole in the floor. You can now attach the bracket and slide the rubber grommet in place.

  38. On the transmission, insert the shifter cables through the shifter cable bracket. Use the OEM retailing C clips and lock them into place. Slide the shifter cable end links back on and install using the supplied cotter pins. Slide the shifter cable end links back on and install using the supplied cotter pins.
    • On the transmission, insert the shifter cables through the shifter cable bracket. Use the OEM retailing C clips and lock them into place.

    • Slide the shifter cable end links back on and install using the supplied cotter pins.

  39. Back inside of the car, you can now install the shifter. Back inside of the car, you can now install the shifter. Back inside of the car, you can now install the shifter.
    • Back inside of the car, you can now install the shifter.

  40. Insert the shifter cables back into the shifter. Insert the shifter cables back into the shifter.
    • Insert the shifter cables back into the shifter.

  41. Attach the shifter cable end links to the shifter. Attach the shifter cable end links to the shifter. Attach the shifter cable end links to the shifter.
    • Attach the shifter cable end links to the shifter.

  42. Now install the shifter cable retaining spring clips. Now install the shifter cable retaining spring clips. Now install the shifter cable retaining spring clips.
    • Now install the shifter cable retaining spring clips.

  43. Once the cables are connected you can now row through all of the gears, making sure everything feels good.
    • Once the cables are connected you can now row through all of the gears, making sure everything feels good.

    • The shifter cables are now installed so you'll have to put the car back together in the reverse order.

    • Thanks for reading, enjoy!

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David Cordell

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