Remove / Install Automatic Transmission Gear Selection Handle (S-Series)

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

All S-Series with automatic transmission


The interior was pretty fully dismantled when I took these pics, just so you know and aren’t confused. Just pretend the console is there like normal.


  • Flathead screwdriver


Optional Prep

Put the car in “2”. This will give you more room to work. Pull the e-brake, turn your key in the ignition switch to “run” (don’t actually start the car, just turn it the 2 clicks), push the brake, and pull the handle all the way back.

Step 1

Remove the U-clip. You’ll find a slit on the backside (toward the front of the car, near the HVAC controls) of the handle. Pry inside of this slit with your flathead screwdriver. You’ll pry out a U-shaped clip.

Step 2

Remove the handle. It should slide straight up & off.


Installation is the reverse of removal. Slide the handle on, and put the clip back in. You may have to tap the clip back in with something, such as a hammer.

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