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DIY Manual shift knob Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrapping

Old 12-27-2012, 07:20 PM
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Decided to wrap my shift knob and the plastic cover around the cup holders with carbon fiber vinyl. Also replaced the mercedes shift knob cap with amg aluminum cap.
I have included a file with the instructions to remove the shift knob.

Tools Needed:

1. Torx screwdriver set.
2. Heat gun (or hair dryer) I used hair dryer.
3. Plastic Spatula
4. Carbon fiber vinyl


1. Using the plastic spatula pull out the leather shift glove together with the plastic chrome glove trim.
2. Turn the leather shift glove inside out.
3. Lose the plastic clamp by turning counterclockwise.
4. Pull the shift knob upward.
5. Once you have the shift knob released, using heat gun or hair dryer heat the center cap and remove it with a tiny screwdriver.
6. Under the plastic cap there will be torx screw which hold the plastic cap trim/holder. Under the plastic cap trim holder there will be 3 more you have to remove. Wrap the parts you want and put it back together Good Luck

Here are some pictures of the carbon fiber wrapping , i still have to paint the plastic cap trim.

Enjoy! Thank you

Using some left over carbon fiber peaces i decided to wrap the right side of the center console. Wanted to see how it will look. What do you think?

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Very good job! Congratulations, it look really nice!
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Looks clean and nice. Too bad I have the beige interior with the wood trim so I can't really do this.

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looks good meng gonna jack that for sure! lol!
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