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Thread: Installing a shifter in my 2007 CTS-V?

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    Installing a shifter in my 2007 CTS-V?

    Is there a way to install a shifter without dropping the trans? In my mustang the shifter boot just popped right off and you undid 4 screws and that was it...Whats involved here? Cant figure out if the boot is removable and couldnt find any install videos on youtube.

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    Re: Installing a shifter in my 2007 CTS-V?

    You shouldn't have to drop the transmission unless you have really big hands (assuming stock exhaust). You should be able to reach up there to get at the 1 bolt you need to.

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    Re: Installing a shifter in my 2007 CTS-V?

    There's a very good thread in the Performance Mods forum about "How to install a shifter from the top," or words to that effect. If you go to the end of the thread, I bumped it recently and re-linked all the pictures.

    You do still have to get under the car to get to the pivot bolt at the bottom of the shifter. It's definitely a HUGE pain in the ass compared to the Mustang shifter! (A Hurst shifter in my '89 GT was literally the first mod I ever did on a car. )
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