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85-87 AUDI 4000 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Unscrew the shift knob and remove the four screws attaching the shift boot frame to the center console. Two of the screws are below the ash tray and the other two are on the rear of the frame near the e-brake handle.
2. After the assembly is pulled out, remove the four screws from underneath the shift boot frame to remove the old leather boot. Pull out the plastic part of the frame still in the leather boot.
3. Remove the plastic assembly that the shift rod goes through that is near the top of the boot.
4. To install the new boot, follow removal steps in reverse.
5. There are three hooks holding the base of the boot, one on each side towards the front of the boot and one on the rear of the boot. Unhook the base of the boot by pushing down on one of the sides of the metal frame and then pull out until the hook shaped clip releases it. Repeat for the other two clips. If the clips are giving you a hard time and you are not going to reuse the old boot, cut through the leather to gain access to them. Keep the metal frame for the new boot!
Once the base of the boot is released, slide the boot towards the end of the e-brake handle until it is inside out. Here you will see a metal clip holding the boot to the handle. The clip is held on by a rivet which you will need to remove by drilling through it and pulling it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Keep this clip!
6. Once the clip is removed slide the boot the rest of the way off the handle.
Remove the metal frame from the old boot. The easiest way to do this is to cut it out of the leather if you are not going to reuse the old boot.
You will need to cut a brake in the metal frame in order to thread the new boot on to it. A dremel with a cutting wheel or a hacksaw will accomplish this. Once you have cut through the metal frame, thread it through the loops on the new boot.
7. Turn the boot inside out and slide the narrow end of it over the end of the e-brake handle. Install the clip over the leather and the handle and fasten it by either using a new rivet or a short self tapping metal screw.
Roll the boot the rest of the way down the handle until it is right side out and attach the bottom of the boot to the three hook shaped clips.
You have installed a product made out of genuine leather. As you know, to maintain a leather product in good condition, you should take care of it. We suggest occasionally (every 4-6 week for example) applying some leather conditioner/UV protector to keep your leather from drying up in the sun and cracking.
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