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Introduction

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.

    • Remove the center console cover and place it on a clean workspace.

  6. Locate the shift boot fabric on the inside section of the console cover. The factory fabric is attached with staples and tape. You must remove all of the staples before you are able to remove the shift boot. You must remove all of the staples before you are able to remove the shift boot.
    • Locate the shift boot fabric on the inside section of the console cover. The factory fabric is attached with staples and tape.

    • You must remove all of the staples before you are able to remove the shift boot.

  7. Use a thin pick or flat tipped screwdriver and pry the staples outward. Once you have space, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull them out. Remove all of the staples. There are 10 staples in total.
    • Use a thin pick or flat tipped screwdriver and pry the staples outward.

    • Once you have space, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull them out. Remove all of the staples.

    • There are 10 staples in total.

    • Once the staples are removed, you can peel the fabric off the tape.

  8. Flip the console cover over and pull the factory fabric out. It should slide out easily. Flip the console cover over and pull the factory fabric out. It should slide out easily. Flip the console cover over and pull the factory fabric out. It should slide out easily.
    • Flip the console cover over and pull the factory fabric out. It should slide out easily.

  9. You can now remove the trim ring from the console cover. Depress the tabs and push the ring out. You can now remove the trim ring from the console cover. Depress the tabs and push the ring out. You can now remove the trim ring from the console cover. Depress the tabs and push the ring out.
    • You can now remove the trim ring from the console cover. Depress the tabs and push the ring out.

  10. Take the Hybrid Racing shift boot and insert the ears through the OE slots in the console cover. The fabric doesn't need to fit super tight, it just needs to sit in place with all of the tabs through the plastic. The fabric doesn't need to fit super tight, it just needs to sit in place with all of the tabs through the plastic.
    • Take the Hybrid Racing shift boot and insert the ears through the OE slots in the console cover.

    • The fabric doesn't need to fit super tight, it just needs to sit in place with all of the tabs through the plastic.

  11. Use a trim tool, pick or flat screw driver and push the fabric through the trim. Make sure the boot is spaced evenly. Make sure the fabric covers all corners before installing the silver trim ring. Make sure the fabric covers all corners before installing the silver trim ring.
    • Use a trim tool, pick or flat screw driver and push the fabric through the trim. Make sure the boot is spaced evenly.

    • Make sure the fabric covers all corners before installing the silver trim ring.

  12. Reinstall the silver trim ring and clip it into place. Make sure all the fabric tabs are in place, and there are no gaps in the corners. Install silver trim working from front to back of the bezel.
    • Reinstall the silver trim ring and clip it into place. Make sure all the fabric tabs are in place, and there are no gaps in the corners.

    • Install silver trim working from front to back of the bezel.

  13. Use a general-purpose stapler to secure the fabric to the factory plastic tabs. Small staplers work great since they are easy to hold and maneuver. You can also use double sides tape to secure it, but the stapling method is the most durable. You can also use double sides tape to secure it, but the stapling method is the most durable.
    • Use a general-purpose stapler to secure the fabric to the factory plastic tabs. Small staplers work great since they are easy to hold and maneuver.

    • You can also use double sides tape to secure it, but the stapling method is the most durable.

  14. You can now reinstall the console cover. Be sure to check out our guide on installing the MAXIM shift boot collar!
    • You can now reinstall the console cover. Be sure to check out our guide on installing the MAXIM shift boot collar!

    • Thanks for reading!

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