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Help removing auto shifter

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#1 Burnin Luv

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:03 AM


I'm trying to remove the automatic shifter knob, but I'm not sure how.

I have removed the 2 screws from the shaft, but all that does is allow me to move it up and down about a centimeter and twist it a little bit.

Is there something else I need to remove/loosen to get it to come off, or do I just need to apply the right amount of force at the right spot?
I don't want to guess wrong and damage something.

Forgot to mention...it is for a 2000 Impreza.

Any help is appreciated.

#2 Legacy777



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Posted 21 April 2004 - 04:50 PM

If it's like my 90 legacy, I believe there is a cable, or something attaching it. I tried to get mine off, but after almost losing a screw & springs coming out, I just decided to put it back together.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 07:09 PM

Well, I got it off.

After removing the 2 screws on the shaft, you have to pull out a metal pin on the bottom of the button. Then you can pull the button off with a little bit of force.

Unfortunately, the reason I wanted to remove it was to replace it with the MOMO auto knob but it is a push down mechanism whereas the subaru shifter is a pull up.
I wish I had known that before. Live and learn.


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