Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")
All S-Series with manual transmission
- 10mm socket
- 13mm socket (might require deep socket?)
- Needle-nose pliers
- Large pliers (slip-joint pliers work well)
- 2 flat-head screwdrivers
Remove the attached wires. On mine there were 3 sets of wires that were mounted to the shifter. You’ll want to pop these free so you don’t have to wrestle with them later. They’re tough to get out without somewhat boogering them up, but it’s not really a problem if you do booger them a bit. I just grabbed ahold with needle-nose pliers and pryed them out. 2 of them are mounted on the rear of the shifter, the 3rd by the cable bracket you just removed in step 6.
Installation is pretty much reverse of removal. When you go to re-attach the cables, the inner one is easiest to re-attach with some really big pliers, and just squeeze it back on. The outer one is similar, but much easier – I think I snapped it back on with my hands – no tools.