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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:52 am 
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I was wondering if anyone had swapped there automatic gearknob on their falcon with the black leather and chrome button knob of a fairlane and hand brake cover also how to remove the gear selector housing/shroud, thanks
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:58 am 
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I think the surround just lifts straight up at the back, then slide the stick backwards, and lift at the front. Wont come up on the eb (ef/el might be different?) all at once because the slider tucks under the actual console. The shifters should be a direct swap, and im not sure of the hand brake. Im assuming this is on an ef or el? Helps to have a little information!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:07 am 
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yeah its an el thanks ill give it a go tomorow.
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:53 am 
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think you needa remove the seat to swap the hand brakes over, pretty simple and once you see it obvious how to do. (my seat was already out when i did it for other reasons).
as for the gear knob, just loosen the nut on the bottom, and then unwind the knob, reverse to fit new one.
peice of piss really

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:48 pm 
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Or you can do something like i did (note precision placement of power/economy switch), everybody loves pictures! :D

 

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:22 am 
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how the phat did you do that!!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:27 am 
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it'd be pretty easy i'd say - remove the auto gear surround, get yourself a manual gear boot, and slip it over! :P

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:30 am 
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Genuine Ford manual shifter boot (bout $50 new). Pop out the auto surround and pop the boot in its place. Ahh and take out the globe for the auto surround backlight too haha! :wink:
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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:32 am 
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Genuine Ford manual shifter boot (bout $50 new). Pop out the auto surround and pop the boot in its place. Ahh and take out the globe for the auto surround backlight too haha! :wink:


Don't forget to shift the power/economy switch.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:39 am 
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Yeah you can see it (top pic) sitting underneath the ash tray, thanks to some speaker wire and terminals from my ////Alpine speaker install kit!
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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:54 am 
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How do you know what gear its in? You jsut do?

Handbrake cover: Peel back teh loose fabric and the rubber handbrake comes off.

Gear surround: Pop it up undo auto light and econ switch and just gently prove it out.

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I think the surround just lifts straight up at the back, then slide the stick backwards, and lift at the front. Wont come up on the eb (ef/el might be different?) all at once because the slider tucks under the actual console.


The slider is teh same way on EF.
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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:00 am 
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Yeah i know the car inside out, so you just 'feel' for the gears, the shift lock stops things going pear shaped anyway. If i really want to know what gear its in i activate the diagnostic display :wink: .
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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:03 am 
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haha its pretty easy dylan! it goes P-R-N-D-3-2-1! :wink:

that, or you could get a high-series cluster! 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:07 am 
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haha its pretty easy dylan! it goes P-R-N-D-3-2-1! :wink:

that, or you could get a high-series cluster! 8-)


Oh my god your so funny Fraser!
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Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:55 pm 
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what diognostic display
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