Go to corvetteforum.com and look under tech tips. You will find install instructions with pictures. It is easy once you have done it (the proof is that I was able to). Sorry I don't know how to make the above an active click on. If you have any problems just give me a email
A further tip.... use the Mike Schriber directions.... at the link Frank posted. Mike's includes all the steps (including the extra 2 torx screws in the ashtray compartment). The pictures help, and become very clear once you start working on it. I was reluctant to tear the "new car" apart, but it really isn't that hard. I had more trouble getting the passenger side airbag switch wire off than I did getting the old shifter off!
Once you get the old shifter replaced, I'm sure you'll be much happier with whatever replacement you've chosen. The stock shifter just doesn't do it.
And one other comment.... on top of the stock shifter base there is a rubber "membrane"/boot-like gasket. It's somewhat large. It can be mounted upside down if you aren't careful...so take note when you pull it off as to which side is "up". I suspect some of the folks that have reported an added noise problem after the shifter install have put that "boot" on upside down and it's not sealed correctly. I managed to get mine back together with no additional noise, rattles, etc. Just lucky I guess!
Best to ya...
If you have to drive, do it in a C5.
Delivered 1/19/01 - Z06 Quicksilver/Black
Nickname - "Silver Bullet"
Installed - custom license plate, exhaust plate, B&M Ripper, Flameball, CAGS
Taking the console out was the worst part and that went smooth, the manual helps with finding the screws and clips that hold the parts in place.
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Huntingdon Valley, PA.** 2000 Magnetic Red Convertible **
** Corvette Club of Delaware Valley ** www.hcvind.com
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