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Old 02-09-2010, 11:47 PM
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Console shifter ****

My Fx4 has the console shifter . The little chrome top is broke from the handle . So now after a visit from the dealership I have a shifter handle with button and chrome top to replace . Is there anyone out there in the same dilemma ? I cannot figure out how to take the old handle off . And working out of town with limited tools is no help .
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:50 PM
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I know I'm not the only one with a missing chrome cap . There was a guy at my job who locked his keys in his lariet , missing his chrome cap .
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:56 AM
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Mines not broke but wanna try something with mine, how much did you pay for it?
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:37 AM
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I had the same problem. Do you still have the chrome piece that goes on top? I just super glued it on and it has been good for at least a year now. If anything just take the piece off the new shifter and super glue it on the original shifter.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:30 AM
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Yea my brother glued his on.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:18 AM
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I would imagine you need to pull out the button and there would be a single screw under there that takes a T-15 torx bit. That's how mine is, but the 07-08's are different from the 04-06 handles.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:28 AM
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I had the same problem. Do you still have the chrome piece that goes on top? I just super glued it on and it has been good for at least a year now. If anything just take the piece off the new shifter and super glue it on the original shifter.
I did the same thing. One day mine keep poping off. I used Gorillia glue. Its been fine ever since!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:25 AM
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Nothing a little epoxy wont fix. Mines been like that for almost 2 years now without a problem.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:34 PM
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Yeah my girlfriend suggested the same thing . I should have listened to her , I pride the chrome button off of the button itself . so I have a mess on my hands . My truck is indeed a 2005 . So I'm gonna look for a screw there .
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:36 PM
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The handle was 70.00 after tax .
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:55 PM
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I did'nt see a torx screw behind , under ,or near the button . There are a few torx screws on the side of the assembly uner the console cover .
Grrrrrrrr I should have listened to her , and super glued it .
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:57 PM
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Woo Hoo ! Ask Ford came through for me for ten bucks it is worth it at the time .
So in order to replace the shifter handle . Slip the chrome bezel at the bottom of the handle down . That exposes the black plastic retainer , I pried it down from the handle itself with a screw driver . Now carefully slide the handle up and off the shifter lever . Pay attention that the spring in the top of the plastic part protruding from the shift lever IS IN PLACE . The spring was stuck in the handle when I pulled it off . Slide the new handle on the lever with spring in place , remove the red plastic button retainer from the new one . This is when I moved the gear selecter to be sure it functions . Slide the black retainer back up , I pulled up with my fingers with my palms at the top of the handle until it popped into place . Line up the chrome bezel pop it back into place .
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