shift boot installation guide

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1. Remove shift knob. (turn counter clockwise).

2. Remove 4x4 knob but taking out screw from the side, will remain attached to the shift boot (SR5 only, non SR5 will just unscrew).

3. Remove 4 screws from the plastic trim around shifters.

4. Pull off plastic trim that has shift boot attached. Carefully as not to break the wire that is attached to the 4x4 shift knob. (SR5 only)

5. Disconnect wire to 4x4 shift knob and remove the knob from the boot by pushing in the 4 tabs inside the boot.

6. Remove old shift boot from plastic trim. (Just unclips from underneath)

7. The old boot has a wire frame sewn into the bottom. If you had purchased your RedlineGoods boots with the optional bracket (for an extra $19), skip this step. If not, you need to transfer the wire from the old boot to the new one. The way to accomplish it is explained here.

8. Place new shift boot into trim by clipping it into place underneath.

9. Seat the 4x4 knob on the boot - feed the wire through the collar of the boot.

10. Attach 4x4 shift knob to new boot by pushing into place until the 4 tabs are completely in. May be very tight.

11. Reconnect the connector.

12. Lower the center console back into place. Make sure the 4x4 shifter goes on top of the transfer case lever properly.

13. Reattach the 4x4 knob permanently by screwing in the lock screw.

14. Reattach the bottom trim with the screws removed earlier.

15. Screw the shift knob back on.



Useful tip

You have installed a product made out of genuine leather. As you know, to maintain a leather product in good condition, you should take care of it. We suggest occasionally (every 4-6 week for example) applying some leather conditioner/UV protector to keep your leather from drying up in the sun and cracking.

Redline Automotive Accessories Corp. will not be held liable for any labor, incidental or consequential damages of any kind. Proceed at your own risk. 

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