Removal of transmission tunnel trim

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#1 Removal of transmission tunnel trim

Post by Barry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:24 pm

Probably a very simple task, but having got the radio surrounds out, I thought it would be easy to remove the transmission cover trim. Whatever position you get it into, the hand brake lever is just too long to be able to remove the trim. The only other option was to take out the central dashboard with all the instruments. Before I do this, I thought I would ask the solution! Cheers guys.

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#2 Re: Removal of transmission tunnel trim

Post by MarekH » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:12 pm

Dear Barry,

Remove the chrome button from the end of the handbrake lever (it is screwed on), then set the handbrake lever fully up, more fully up than you ever have before.....

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Marek

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#3 Re: Removal of transmission tunnel trim

Post by Barry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:40 pm

Thanks Marek. Happy Christmas my friend.

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#4 Re: Removal of transmission tunnel trim

Post by chris420sa » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:00 pm

I've just had the same problem and used the "Marek" solution. It's a very tight fit but what's new?
Seasons greetings to all.
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#5 Re: Removal of transmission tunnel trim

Post by Barry » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 pm

Hi Chris and Marek
I am pleased to say, the solution worked, but it really was a tight fit. Bearing in mind my hand brake has been adjusted with little travel. The next task will be fitting a brand new one back! The same problem in reverse......

You might be interested to know the reason for all this is to renew the radio surrounds and fit a modern but appropriate looking radio, blue tooth music and phone. I am also cleaning up the gauges, and fitting new gaskets and seals as well as re-painting the bezels satin black. Whilst all that is going on, the seats are at New Forest Classics being completely re-furnished. The door cards are being renewed as well.

Cheers guys,
Barry

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