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  1. Begin by sliding the shift boot downward and unclipping it from the knob. Remove the shift knob. Remove the shift knob.
    • Begin by sliding the shift boot downward and unclipping it from the knob.

    • Remove the shift knob.

  2. On the right hand side kick panel, remove the cover revealing the console bracket. Remove the phillips screw. Remove the phillips screw.
    • On the right hand side kick panel, remove the cover revealing the console bracket.

    • Remove the phillips screw.

  3. On the left-hand side of the lower kick panel, remove the panel to reveal the mounting bracket. Remove the Phillips screw. Remove the Phillips screw.
    • On the left-hand side of the lower kick panel, remove the panel to reveal the mounting bracket.

    • Remove the Phillips screw.

  4. On the rear section of the console, locate the 4 mounting screws. There are 2 on each side. Remove all of them.
    • On the rear section of the console, locate the 4 mounting screws.

    • There are 2 on each side. Remove all of them.

  5. On the upper section of the center console, locate the mounting screws. There should be one on each side. Remove them. Lift the e-brake handle to the locked position.
    • On the upper section of the center console, locate the mounting screws.

    • There should be one on each side. Remove them.

    • Lift the e-brake handle to the locked position.

  6. Remove the console and set aside. Be sure to disconnect any electrical connectors.
    • Remove the console and set aside.

    • Be sure to disconnect any electrical connectors.

  7. Remove the LH side shifter cable from the shifter. Remove the clip, then slide the pin out.
    • Remove the LH side shifter cable from the shifter.

    • Remove the clip, then slide the pin out.

  8. Remove the spring clip holding the cable in place. Once the clip is removed, push the cable inward and slide it away from the shifter. Once the clip is removed, push the cable inward and slide it away from the shifter.
    • Remove the spring clip holding the cable in place.

    • Once the clip is removed, push the cable inward and slide it away from the shifter.

  9. Remove the RH side shifter cable from the shift rod. You may need to use a 10mm socket. Remove the spring clip, and like the previous side, push the cable in and slide it away from the shifter. Remove the spring clip, and like the previous side, push the cable in and slide it away from the shifter.
    • Remove the RH side shifter cable from the shift rod. You may need to use a 10mm socket.

    • Remove the spring clip, and like the previous side, push the cable in and slide it away from the shifter.

  10. Remove the four shifter mounting bolts. Remove the shifter from the inside of the car. Remove the shifter from the inside of the car.
    • Remove the four shifter mounting bolts.

    • Remove the shifter from the inside of the car.

  11. Install the new Hybrid Racing shifter using the supplied hardware. Once all bolts are in place, use a 6MM Allen to tighten them down.
    • Install the new Hybrid Racing shifter using the supplied hardware.

    • Once all bolts are in place, use a 6MM Allen to tighten them down.

  12. Install the LH side cable by inserting it into the shifter, and slide the end link onto the shifter. Use the supplied washers and cotter pin. Install the spring C clip to hold the shifter cable to the shifter.
    • Install the LH side cable by inserting it into the shifter, and slide the end link onto the shifter.

    • Use the supplied washers and cotter pin.

    • Install the spring C clip to hold the shifter cable to the shifter.

    • Position 2 is the shortest setting

    • Position 1 is the longest setting.

  13. Insert the RH side shifter cable into the shifter and slide the end link onto the shifter arm. Use the supplied washers and cotter pin to secure it. Finally, install the spring C clip to hold the shifter cable in place.
    • Insert the RH side shifter cable into the shifter and slide the end link onto the shifter arm.

    • Use the supplied washers and cotter pin to secure it.

    • Finally, install the spring C clip to hold the shifter cable in place.

    • For the 2003 Acura CL Type-S, see steps 14 & 15.

    • Position 2 is the shortest setting

    • Position 1 is the longest setting

  14. If you are installing this in a 2003 Acura CL Type-S chassis, you must change the shifter cable pin on the Hybrid Racing shifter. The shifter is assembled with the larger pin for the Honda Accord and Prelude. If you try to install this in the CL Type-S, you'll notice the cable pin is too large. Included in the hardware bag, there will be an extra cable pin. This is smaller and required only for the 2003 Acura CL Type-S.
    • If you are installing this in a 2003 Acura CL Type-S chassis, you must change the shifter cable pin on the Hybrid Racing shifter.

    • The shifter is assembled with the larger pin for the Honda Accord and Prelude. If you try to install this in the CL Type-S, you'll notice the cable pin is too large.

    • Included in the hardware bag, there will be an extra cable pin. This is smaller and required only for the 2003 Acura CL Type-S.

    • The Honda Accord/Prelude/Insight pin is larger and longer.

    • The Acura CL Type-S pin is shorter and smaller in diameter.

  15. Remove the retaining pin and use a 12mm wrench to loosen the pin. Install the smaller pin for the CL Type-S and tighten with a 12mm wrench. Install the retaining clip.
    • Remove the retaining pin and use a 12mm wrench to loosen the pin.

    • Install the smaller pin for the CL Type-S and tighten with a 12mm wrench.

    • Install the retaining clip.

    • You can now continue with the installation based on the car you have.

  16. Install the shifter offset. Be sure to adjust it according to your preference. The rod can be raised or lowered, the offset can swivel 360*.
    • Install the shifter offset. Be sure to adjust it according to your preference.

    • The rod can be raised or lowered, the offset can swivel 360*.

    • Be sure to check for interference between the offset/rod and shifter base as it is possible for it to hit depending on how you have adjusted it.

  17. Please note that in the shortest setting, the shifter arm may contact the shift boot. If it does, some trimming of the shift boot may be necessary. Alternatively, you can remove the shift boot if you prefer to leave the shifter assembly exposed. If it does, some trimming of the shift boot may be necessary. Alternatively, you can remove the shift boot if you prefer to leave the shifter assembly exposed.
    • Please note that in the shortest setting, the shifter arm may contact the shift boot.

    • If it does, some trimming of the shift boot may be necessary. Alternatively, you can remove the shift boot if you prefer to leave the shifter assembly exposed.

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