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Old 08-18-13, 03:52 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Auto Gated Shifter Panel to Manual 5 Speed Panel Conversion

This is not much of a DIY, but just wanted to see if it was possible. I bought a new manual shift boot panel from the dealer for my future manual conversion and decided to test fit it. If anything, this is an excellent upgrade(if it is possible) to those who have the pre-1998 auto shifter because they....are...just hideous looking IMO.
There are however negative effects to doing this conversion, if you have a gated shifter, you will not be able to shift to #1 since the bezel gets in the way. The positioning looks funny when in Drive. You will need to relocate or hide the ECT switch.

1st picture: Conversion while in Park
2nd picture: Conversion while in Drive
3rd picture: What needs to be removed to do this
4th picture: Before conversion
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I've been dying to do this saw someone do it on YouTube. You just removed the auto bezel and replaced it with the manual one?
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Thanks, I've always liked how the manual bezel looks with the Lexus logo.

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I've been dying to do this saw someone do it on YouTube. You just removed the auto bezel and replaced it with the manual one?
Yes, it's pretty straight forward, just remove the auto bezel and the stuff underneath and the manual one snaps right into place.
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