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Plastic loose beneath shifter?

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Just noticed this yesterday, the plastic surrounding the shift boot is coming loose and is has a gap formed wide enough for me to stick my fingers through. Can’t find a way to get it to snap back into place? Anyone else had this happen to them? 671A4F62-F0FD-4807-881A-722D4F1744B9.jpeg
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The shift boot is held together with staples to the plastic. I just replaced my shift boot. The piece you have your hand on actually pulls towards the rear of car once all the clip are off.

How loose is it?


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The shift boot is held together with staples to the plastic. I just replaced my shift boot. The piece you have your hand on actually pulls towards the rear of car once all the clip are off.

How loose is it?


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Good to know. It’s loose enough where I can lift it up pretty easily. I can press down enough where it felt like it should snap into place, which is why I thought something came loose.
 


Capri to ST

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I just checked mine, and it's on there quite firmly. This guide to installing a new aftermarket shift boot onto the stock plastic piece you're talking about has pictures of the back of that plastic shifter trim piece and shows the clips-
https://www.redlinegoods.com/Fiesta11install.php#ST

It does appear that you should be able to snap that piece off and snap it back on, so I'm guessing that your clips are loose or broken. I had thought about installing an upgraded leather shift boot until I read this whole installation procedure, and told myself I just knew I was going to break something doing it, so I decided to keep the stock one.
 


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AzNightmare

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Try pulling back a little bit while pushing down. It should then hold in place. Otherwise, you might need to just lift the whole thing off a bit just so all the clips can align.

View: https://youtu.be/ViYqV1iD8oc

Just the step at 1:34, and then snap everything back in.
Don't need to remove the shift knob or pull off the climate control portion.
 


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Thanks for the quick replies! This is what it looks like on both sides. I’ll give those suggestions a try and if anything, bring it to the dealer since I’m still under warranty lol.

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AzNightmare

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Oh.. I got mixed up, lol. Do what I said instead.
Never mind about the video.

You have to lift and kind of flex it up while you pull back. That piece hooks in place.
 


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I just checked mine, and it's on there quite firmly. This guide to installing a new aftermarket shift boot onto the stock plastic piece you're talking about has pictures of the back of that plastic shifter trim piece and shows the clips-
https://www.redlinegoods.com/Fiesta11install.php#ST

It does appear that you should be able to snap that piece off and snap it back on, so I'm guessing that your clips are loose or broken. I had thought about installing an upgraded leather shift boot until I read this whole installation procedure, and told myself I just knew I was going to break something doing it, so I decided to keep the stock one.
I was feeling the same thing when I removed the stock shift boot. The hardest part was removing the shift boot from these 2 plastic clip that hold it on with 2 small flat head screwdrivers which I thought was going to break but managed to get it off.


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