Sign in to follow this  
aido

Removing Boot Spacer

Recommended Posts

OK, my new gear knob turned up but it doesn't fit :(

Says that the boot spacer may need removing from the leather gaiter, I've had a look and it appears that everything is one big part and is covered in the leather - anyone know how to remove the boot spacer please?

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you need to prise off the chrome surround part of the console this will allow the front part of the console to be removed (the part witht he ash tray and fag lighter) you can then get access to the gaitor..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in there mate but the leather goes all the way around inside - do you just cut the leather to remove or is there an easier way so that it can be put back to normal at a later date?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmm if i recall (could be wrong though) there are some screws to remove,, but then iguess you would see that..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul he on about the leather gaitor for his knob.not the rubber insulator on the shaft

Aido, you cannot remove the gaitor spacer without Knacking the gaitor......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh $%&*!

Yes that is what I meant Mat, so that's the second shift knob I've bought that won't fit - feck!

I'm off to Halfords to get a Momo one then :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the two that didn't fit!!!!

Tom's one too big so I gave it away and I've got a TRD one today p/n 33504-SP003 - the thread is too high up the knob so it doesn't fit.

I was looking at a web page and it said that the boot spacer would need removing to make it fit which made sense since it's too big :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have a TOMS one on my car........all you do is trim away 1/4 inch from the base.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i had gear knobs that dont fit, but not anymore, when they did the leather retrim, they took the OEM gaiter out with that ring thing on the top of the gaiter (could that be the boot spacer you on about matey?), now without that ring bit i can fit any knobs on without any problems......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah Tony, that ring thing is exactly what I'm on about, I was looking at a Momo one that came with a whole new gaiter - maybe that would lower it enough?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

doubt it, why didnt you just order one that does fit........... :duh:

one for the IS200 OR ALTEZZA, instead of ordering them for the Toyota Crown or Toyota Century.or such like :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:o

I just asked for the MTM one for the IS300 from Carson Toyota?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ah Tony, that ring thing is exactly what I'm on about, I was looking at a Momo one that came with a whole new gaiter - maybe that would lower it enough?

forgot to say my new gaiter is not fit down at the top, which i dont mind too much about, but i suppose the Momo one should fit, just need some work to make it nice and tidy......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

theres a lot of nob talk in here today :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

even more now you have turned up...........................Touche ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
even more now you have turned up...........................Touche ;)

should be toupe with my bald bonce!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good point - you might look like William Shatner with a toupe on mate :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aido mate, to get the knobs to fit u will need to trim about 7 /8 mm off the bottom of the knob, assuming its plastic u can do this easily, use a saw or if it really comes to it use a serrated knife - watch those fingers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Aido ........if it really comes to it use a serrated knife - watch those fingers!

And your mams new Formica work top!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before you progress on to do another mod.....tell me you've finished installing the HID's. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete, turned out to be a problem with one of the ballasts which I need to get replaced so they're deinstalled and it could be a while before I get the new set!

Rob, it's a leather gear knob so it will look **** if it's cut down like that :(

Going to try and get a refund - do any of you know if the IS300 manual has a longer stick than the IS200? Guess it's a difficult one as it's only in the US and they haven't seen an IS200 to compare :o

I've asked Steve Ganz if he can check whether it fits the IS300 over there or not.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this