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Old 04-28-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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How Do You Change the E-Brake Boot?

Just what it says, I have a new boot (oem) coming tomorrow, and i need to know how to change it. I saw someone said something about just having to bow the insert where the boot wraps around at the base, instead of having to take out the whole console. is this true? do you just use a screwdriver, and pry it out?

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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anyone??
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There's a how to somewhere in the archive, I'm too lazy to look and I'm at work.
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This is probably way harder than it could be, but this is how i have taken off my boot before:
-Take out your center console (screws under cup holders in front, and one in back cup holder. If you have an arm rest, you wanna remove that before you can take your console out)
-Squeeze tabs that are holding down your current boot to remove the frame and boot
-pull out the staples of your old boot and burn it for wearing out too soon. That will show it who's boss
-staple in your new boot
-clip back into console
-replace console, screws, and arm rest
-celebrate by doing e-brake turns in your office parking lot
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This is probably way harder than it could be, but this is how i have taken off my boot before:
-Take out your center console (screws under cup holders in front, and one in back cup holder. If you have an arm rest, you wanna remove that before you can take your console out)
-Squeeze tabs that are holding down your current boot to remove the frame and boot
-pull out the staples of your old boot and burn it for wearing out too soon. That will show it who's boss
-staple in your new boot
-clip back into console
-replace console, screws, and arm rest
-celebrate by doing e-brake turns in your office parking lot
Lmao, that's the best way to make good use of it hu? hehe.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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ok, but cant you just pop out the boot frame, that it staples to?

good post by the way.
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There's 2 little tabs on the front side that need to be pushed in. If those aren't pushed in you run the risk of breaking it (learned from experience lol)

The easiest and "safest" way is to remove the whole center console and push in the tabs from underneath.

But you can use a screwdriver, just push the side of the boot trim inwards and pop it out, just remember to wrap it with a paper towel or something so the metal doesn't rough up the plastic.

Another way to do it is if your going to junk the old boot then you can just cut it and remove the boot trim like that.
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I did it from underneath the console, as well... but there's no reason you can't pop it off. Pull the forward-facing part of the base of the boot (underneath the ebrake handle) towards the rear of the car and lift it up. That should release it.
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just squeeze the 2 sides on the base holding the boot(not to hard or it will break) and pull out...did mine very easy
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