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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Wow. It does look good doesn't it.


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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:09 pm 
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I apoligize to everyone, I have always said that a blue led wouldnt look quite right. I was wrong. I spose I can be wrong sometimes ;)

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:36 pm 
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I like it too. Tempting..

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:38 pm 
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aumatt wrote:
I apoligize to everyone, I have always said that a blue led wouldnt look quite right. I was wrong. I spose I can be wrong sometimes ;)

Matt


Nah mate. You're wrong about that. You're always right....


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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:03 pm 
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LOL thanks mate

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:25 am 
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The ZF uses surface mount LEDs for the white illumination (the little yellow ones). The 3mm round LEDs you see are for the red 'selected gear' illumination.

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Also, to get to it

Pop off the surround (grab it from under the ICC and pull up).
Disengage the leather boot, by squeezing it's sides.
Grab a smallish screw driver, and jam it down the front of the shifter housing, to disengage the two clips, then it'll come off easily. Navigate the base of the leather boot around to get it off fully.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:30 pm 
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brad17djr wrote:
wait till it starts bubbling up around the surround like the rest of them do that we have to replace lol


The BA and BF four-speed shifter, after some years, seems to get a bubble on the silver plastic near the 'D' selection. No doubt it's caused by the globe heat.
The BF six-speed shifter is illuminated by LEDs, with very little to no heat, so the plastic probably won't bubble.
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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:24 pm 
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Actually, the brushed-aluminium BF door-handle inserts bubble after awhile as well. It looks like it's a problem with the plastic-bonding process or something similar.

I had a BF Loaner from the local dealer and the bubbles on it's door handles were truly spectacular.


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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:58 pm 
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Truly.
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Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Funny, the BF wagaon we have at work exhibits the bubbling, yet my GT-P is perfectly fine.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:09 am 
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I've seen that bubbling on quite a few taxi-cabs around the place. Even on the actual gear shifter itself. Pretty poor build quality in my opinion.
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Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:01 am 
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Quite a few people have been PM'ing me about how to change the PRND globe to blue without removing the driver's seat and handbrake, so I thought I'd add instructions here for everyone.

1) Remove the square fascia around the PRND plate (just flicks off, you can use your hands for this.)

2) There are 4 large, metal bolts and 2 screws holding down the PRND plate. Remove all these.

3) Remove the tissuebox holder (2 screws on either side, 4 in total, unplug the cigarette lighter also).

4) There are also 4 screws (2 on either side of the PRND plate) holding the top layer of the console down. Remove these.

5) Remove the cup holder also (just yank it out, no screws are present, although don't yank too hard or you might bust the plastic clips).

6) Remove all 6 screws from under the console lid. When you do this, the console lid will simply detach with the rear vents on it.

7) You should now be able to gently lift the entire console top layer upwards about an inch. This is sufficient for our purposes.

Now...

Lift the console up as much as you can (as I say, about an inch) and wedge something inside the side of the console to keep the top layer there without you having to hold it (you need both your hands free). Or, get someone to hold it up for you.

There should be about half an inch clearance between the PRND plate and the top layer of the console. That's all you need.

There's nothing actually holding the PRND plate in per se, other than the screws which have already been removed. At this point, it's simply "clicked" onto the transmission frame. Although I will admit, it is clicked in very deeply. Using your thumb and index finger, go to each corner of the PRND plate and pull upwards as hard as you can. You should feel the PRND plate starting to give slightly on each corner. Keep doing this, and the plate will loosen.

The top left and bottom right corners of the PRND plate are the hardest to loosen (these are the corners where the screws were originally). The top right and bottom left should be fairly easy.

You will get a little frustrated with the top left and bottom right corners, and you may feel like you are about to break something, but trust me that there's NOTHING holding in the plate once the screws have been removed. You just need to keep tugging at it and it will budge eventually.

As the plate gets higher and higher, it is essentially getting looser and looser out of its socket. It should get very wobbly by the time you use all the inch clearance between the top layer of the console and the plate itself. At this point, change the gear into D (this moves the black shifting plastic down) then tilt the plate downwards and up to get it out.

The globe is just a T5, nothing fancy. You can get a blue one from ebay or most auto shops.

Once you change the globe over, reverse the above steps and you're done.
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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:51 pm 
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Looks great, well done how did you loosen off the console?
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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:55 pm 
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Disregard last post, always good to scroll down, I was gobsmacked with the pix! : :oops:
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