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Mar 24, 3:51pm - #425027 
Anyone know how to remove Automatic Trans. Shifter?

I've searched on here but it is really really unclear. Some say unscrew and remove, others say once you do that there's a wire...and that's about as far as it goes. I'm tryin to undo the dash pieces to paint them so I am wondering if anyone knows how to remove the automatic shifter. If someone could give me some detail about this I'd appreciate it. Thanks guys.

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Mar 24, 4:22pm - #425028 
You don't need to remove it to take apart your dash.

Just pull up on the bezel that surrounds it same as a manual shift.

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Mar 24, 4:23pm - #425029 
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_208910_0_collapsed_2__1.html

follow these directions except the taking off of the shifter

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Mar 24, 4:36pm - #425030 
I tugged it a little and it feels like it's on there prett good. Sure by just pulling up on it I'm not going to break any of it???

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Mar 24, 4:36pm - #425031 
I tugged it a little and it feels like it's on there pretty good. Sure by just pulling up on it I'm not going to break any of it???

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Mar 24, 4:48pm - #425032 
^^^ you will not break it, grab it at the back right in front of the window and lock control and pull up with a gentle yet firm tug. It will pop up no problem, smooth sailin from there.

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Mar 24, 4:52pm - #425033 
-Put the key in, turn to "ON".
-Put foot on brake, lift E-brake, shift into "Neutral".
-Turn key to "ACC" (Can't remove key with car in Neutral, but this will at least keep it from draining the battery.
-Remove the lowest piece of plastic by lifting up from around the power window buttons.
-If you absolutely need to remove the Auto Shifter, there are two screws holding it on, they're on the backside near the bottom. You'll have to shift to "L" to get them out. But you shouldn't have to go this far.


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Mar 24, 4:56pm - #425034 
^^^ Good call CRBN BLU, I forgot the shiter is in the way when its in park.

Been a long time since I've been in an auto.

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Mar 24, 4:58pm - #425035 
Got it guys, thanks so much!

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Mar 24, 5:01pm - #425036 
cool and the gang thumbsup

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Mar 24, 7:00pm - #425037 
yea waht gen7fan said. damn man ur beating me to all the replies frown. but yea i remove mine often to add mroe switches and wires wink jsut tug the back up and ur golden

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