Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Help w/TRD shift knob! #154697 Apr 14, 3:14pm Apr 14, 3:14pm
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
Help w/TRD shift knob!
Installing this on my 04 GT and it seems the shift boot sits a bit too high for it to screw on. I remove the center console and looked underneath and saw the plastic retainer that's fixed into a groove cut into the shifter, so it can't be lowered.

The cap on the boot is the problem. Do I need to cut it from the bottom or something? Has anyone else had a problem installing this and how did you fix it? Suggestions? Dyin' to get this on...


~ 2004 Silver GT
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154698 Apr 14, 5:10pm Apr 14, 5:10pm
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
No suggestions on this? I know I'm impatient... mcbumpage


~ 2004 Silver GT
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154699 Apr 14, 5:25pm Apr 14, 5:25pm
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
i'm not quite sure what you mean...otherwise, i would help...

what shift knob is it..take pics if you can of what you're trying to say..

cause i have TRD duracon and it fits perfectly.


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: VSGTS14] #154700 Apr 14, 5:42pm Apr 14, 5:42pm
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
drkramm
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS
drkramm
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
never heard that before i always hear peoples boot being too short (that lil plastic piese sits too low)


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154701 Apr 14, 5:54pm Apr 14, 5:54pm
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
you can try taking off that ring and just having the boot hang if you dont mind, also you know you CAN take off the boot without removing the console, just pinch the boot near the windows and locks and pull forward,to put it back just pull it up and it pops into place


[Linked Image]
A boats a boat, but the mystery box could be anything....Even a boat!
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154702 Apr 14, 6:00pm Apr 14, 6:00pm
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 517
Pittsburgh, PA
Krayze
Senior Member
Krayze
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 517
Pittsburgh, PA
i think i know what you are referring to is it the gap between teh shift knob and the shifter boot from teh little TRD ball shift knob?

if so what i did was i took the center panel out like he sadi above and removed teh white plastic piece and wrapped electrical tape around the shfiter to hold the boot high enuf to meet the shift knob.

hope this helps


67 mustang fastback
289 v8
soon to have 5 spd
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: Krayze] #154703 Apr 14, 6:53pm Apr 14, 6:53pm
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
pics on the way immediately


~ 2004 Silver GT
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154704 Apr 15, 4:52am Apr 15, 4:52am
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
Guess the forums went down last night? Tried posting this earlier but couldn't so here it is:

Ok, here's the shifter w/everything off. That white ring is fixed solid and can't be moved.

Linked Image

Here's the amount of room I have w/the boot on

Linked Image

Here's the shifter sitting on top of the post, not screwed on since the post doesn't come up high enough

Linked Image

And here's the boot inside out. Everything from just below the metal ring and up is all the plastic shiny ring that sits at the top of the boot. It's so thick it's too much it seems...

Linked Image

Looks like I need to remove the plastic ring completely. Then how do I keep the boot up? I don't want it all saggin' down...


~ 2004 Silver GT
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154705 Apr 15, 4:55am Apr 15, 4:55am
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
the white ring can be moved if you push hard enough.

just tap it lightly with a hammer and screwdriver.


To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: DiabloGTS] #154706 Apr 15, 5:00am Apr 15, 5:00am
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
I did that, but I saw the shallow groove the ring is set into right now. If I force it down beyond that what's going to keep it there? Could I glue it in place maybe? And I beat on it w/a hammer already, didn't move at all. confused


~ 2004 Silver GT
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154707 Apr 15, 5:03am Apr 15, 5:03am
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
mine moves all around, and sometimes has to be glued to stay on...I have a GTS though, maybe it's different (doubt it)


To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154708 Apr 15, 6:57am Apr 15, 6:57am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
O
oas
Specialist
oas
O
Specialist

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,224
do you have to use it ?
i did and had a little space between my boot and knob but i jused stock knob try taking it of and see if it fits mybe

Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154709 Apr 15, 6:59am Apr 15, 6:59am
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 699
LIL RHODY
KULOD
Senior Member
00 Toyota Celica
KULOD
Senior Member
00 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 699
LIL RHODY
put some washers on top of the white plastic piece...or just buy a shortshifter

Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154710 Apr 15, 7:09am Apr 15, 7:09am
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
wtf...mine is different...

i had the white thing, but it sat on top of a section on the rod tha stuck out for it..so i took the white thing off, was just sitting there...

so now, everything sit's flush, and the knob scews on all the way...

idunno


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! #154711 Apr 15, 7:29am Apr 15, 7:29am
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 251
New Orleans
Tater
Member
2003 Toyota Celica
Tater
Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 251
New Orleans
If I understand your question correctly, just knock the plastic stop up and off or down and out of the way and replace it with a shaft collar that can be set tightly to the exact position needed. You can pick one up from a hardware store for a few bucks. Its OK if the collar is slightly larger than the shifter as all it needs to do is hold the boot up.

Shaft collar:
Linked Image
.
.

Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: Tater] #154712 Apr 15, 8:38am Apr 15, 8:38am
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT
2K4Celica OP
2004 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 97
Atlanta, GA
Originally Posted by Tater

If I understand your question correctly, just knock the plastic stop up and off or down and out of the way and replace it with a shaft collar that can be set tightly to the exact position needed. You can pick one up from a hardware store for a few bucks. Its OK if the collar is slightly larger than the shifter as all it needs to do is hold the boot up.

Shaft collar:
Linked Image
.
.



DING DING DING DING! We have a winner! Now THAT is the answer I was looking for. Never heard of a shaft collar. Thanks so much!

Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: Tater] #154713 Apr 15, 8:41am Apr 15, 8:41am
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 266
MN, U.S.A
Chico
Member
2000 Toyota Celica
Chico
Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 266
MN, U.S.A
Try to push down the plastic retainer.. or buy that collar.. well dude good luck.. thumbsup

Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154714 Apr 15, 1:42pm Apr 15, 1:42pm
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT
eric_h
2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
get a short shifter, that knobs pretty tall anyways


[Linked Image]
A boats a boat, but the mystery box could be anything....Even a boat!
Re: Help w/TRD shift knob! [Re: 2K4Celica] #154715 Apr 16, 4:06pm Apr 16, 4:06pm
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,307
Maryland USA
RoMkApOmKa
Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT
RoMkApOmKa
Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,307
Maryland USA
Originally Posted by 2K4Celica
Installing this on my 04 GT and it seems the shift boot sits a bit too high for it to screw on. I remove the center console and looked underneath and saw the plastic retainer that's fixed into a groove cut into the shifter, so it can't be lowered.

The cap on the boot is the problem. Do I need to cut it from the bottom or something? Has anyone else had a problem installing this and how did you fix it? Suggestions? Dyin' to get this on...

Click here!!!
Here is the link to :How to fix the gap.

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
coyote0106
coyote0106
2000 Toyota Celica
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Posts: 184
Joined: January 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
FS: 2000 Toyota Celica for sale Los Angeles area
by LaRN. 12/10/2017 9:52 AM
Toyota Celica Upgrades
by FlawlessGamerYT. 12/09/2017 11:06 AM
Why did my tachometer stop working
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/08/2017 6:20 AM
Gauge cluster board aftermarket
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/07/2017 5:06 PM
How would I go about giving my steering wheel a facelift
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/06/2017 2:22 PM
Hard to press cluch pedal?
by Arve2afm. 12/05/2017 6:40 AM
Hello! New Member here :)
by Kizmo_JW. 11/29/2017 2:30 PM
FS: 2000 GT with body kit in Lexington KY
by TigerRed. 11/27/2017 2:25 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171122)