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I happen to have a spare auto shifter hanging around. If anyone has any questions about the auto gear selector now would be a good time to ask. I'm willing to take it apart piece by piece if you need assistance with something.


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Haha was just gonna ask this. Probably simple, but I can't risk it and screw my car up cause I go in blindly. 2 questions. 1. How do you remove the chrome piece on the bottom of the shifter? Chrome peeled off and wanna paint it. 2. The red gear indicator that hovers over the gear letter is stuck on drive on mine. How would I fix that to move with the shifter?

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To remove the chrome part you have to put shifter in neutral. Twist it clockwise about 20-30 degrees then pull down on it.




This will reveal a 3/32 allen countersunk screw, undo this screw and the top part of the knob will slide upwards and right off.






Then the chrome part can be slipped off, it's just held in place by snugging foam.




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OK easy enough. You save the day once again. You should make a Cobalt repair manual lol

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OK easy enough. You save the day once again. You should male a cobalt repair manual lol

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I found out on YouTube how to do that. I wrapped the little silver piece in carbon fiber. The chrome piece is perfect I need to figure out how to do my door latch. Chrome is gone
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Now, if you want to dive deeper, you can remove the top cover by prying the 2 front tabs or clips.





This is what you're left with.



To remove the PRNDIL lens just again pry one clip from either end and the lens will pop up.





Now would be a good time to clean it don't you think.



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Now you are down to this, the indicator red tab and the backlighting housing.



To remove the embellishing sliding strap just pull it out of the guides, again all this is better done with lever in neutral position.





Same for the front. Then cleaning is a must.



The backlight housing just pops out of 2 grooves.





Bulb socket comes out with a 90 degree counterclockwise twist. Good time to change the bulb or do an LED conversion.







Flip the housing upside down and the lens just falls out.



Again clean as you go.



If you need to service the park switch again it is just held in place by 2 tabs to either sides.





Then you can put it all back together.


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Looks great cleaned. Thanks for this. I'll have to do it tomorrow

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What lights are used for led conversion. I might do it I don't think the light works

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Regular white 5 mm 12 volt LED with diffused lens.





http://www.led-switch.com/12%20volt%20LED.htm

You just have to watch the polarity.

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What lights are used for led conversion. I might do it I don't think the light works
My light doesn't work either lol

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