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Chris, I need to remove the shifter.. I have already opened up the bottom of the car ... Exhaust system has been removed , drive shaft dropped and cable has been disconnected . The problem with the shifter is it is broken out where the cable attaches to the shifter . I have a replacement shifter. The shifter is held in by 4 studs that are nutted from the top . to gain access to these nuts , the center console has to be removed , and then the shifter drops out from the bottom . Even after all this removal of parts I still cannot gain access to the back 2 nuts because of plastic parts covering the nuts . Some how these plastic parts ( they look like a shifter gate and cooling ducts ) lift off and then the back 2 nuts can be removed and the shifter will drop out . If I break these plastic parts I am screwed . I need to know how to remove the plastic parts without breaking them .
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Is this an automatic or manual transmission?
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Roman, This is an automatic (tiptronic ) not a manual ...
Roman , Wile using a "little" gentle perswasion trying to get at those 2 bottom nuts, the plastic covering came loose and i was able to remove it entirely . I now have total access to everything . Problem solved ! thanks for the push CTG