Posted by DHoang on October 30, 2000 at 10:33:13:
In Reply to: Lighted gear shift knob posted by Krellboy on October 30, 2000 at 00:00:54:
1) Pull old knob off of shaft, in direction parallel to length of shaft. It's held onto the metal shaft by 4 semi-circular plastic snaps, so don't be surprised if you yank w/ all of your might and fail the first time. Persevere.
2) Remove leather dust boot cover. Pull up on two corners at the bottom perimeter of boot where it mates to the console. Pull the other two corners and the dust boot cover removes completely. Remove this boot completely from shaft
To tap into 12v power:
3) Remove the tray w/ the scrolling cover (located between the armrest and the ashtray). It pulls out in direction perpendicular to the mating surface. Again, persevere, for it mates to the console by fastening grooves around the perimeter opening, which means alot of surface area under contact. Underneath this tray, you will find a power wire that can be tapped to power the ligthted shift knob. I haven't really dissect this wire to fully confirm, but it appears to be the power wire for the ashtray's illumination.
note: Since I can't figure out how to remove the entire ashtray assembly w/out removing the entire console to directly access the power wire, removing the tray w/ scroll cover is far easier to this task at hand. Should you remove this item and don't see any wire, then I suggest you fish for it w/ a coathanger. It depends on how your console was assembled that determines whether this power wire is easily accessible or not.
The rest is simply splicing the power wire, installing everything back on and
checking it out. IMO, it's about as easy as it gets. I see no reason to remove
the console to do this.
Posted by TedT on February 18, 2001 at 12:22:35:
The black plastic connector is 61-13-1-378-108 and cost $1.25 (discounted)
You also need the metal pins to go into the connector - you attach the wires first and then push these into the connector. These are 61-13-1-376-202 and are $1.19 each - you need 2.