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Old 10-19-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
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2011 (and up) Auto Shift Knob

Saw a few old posts about removing shift knobs. The shift knob for the 2011 (and up) is pretty easy. Using a trim tool or flathead screwdriver, insert between the lower assembly and knob to separate. This will take a good bit of pressure. I would definitely recommend a trim tool as a flathead will probably gouge up the plastic of the lower bezel. Once the bottom is separated, just pull up on the knob and it slides right off. There are no threads on the shift lever so if you're planning to use an odd piece/part for your shift knob you may have to do some creative thinking.

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Old 10-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #2
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Nice timing on the pics. Thanks!

I was wondering what that little latch thing is?

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Old 10-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thats a "brake interlock" release. If for some reason you can't get it into gear by pressing the brake pedal down, there's a release lever (button, widgit?) you can depress to get your shifter out of park and into drive so you can get it to a dealership or repair shop.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thanks! RTFM! I see it now in the manual at the very end under utility. Weird how you read and read, actually more like gloss over the thing and tons of stuff simply does not register. Good to know though about this thing though. I can see someone calling and paying for a tow oblivious to this release mechanism.
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