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Has anyone replaced one ? The plastic finger release in mine has broken up making it a real hassle to shift. The dealer wants 271.00 for a new one, not sure if he is talking new cables and the whole works, but at any rate this is the only option he has and I am not paying that for a 10.00 piece of plastic. I did a search on this form and see people have replaced them from other GM autos . They say it is held on by a circlip at the base, but there is no circlip on mine unless it is under the leather wrap which I haven't taken off . Has anybody replaced one and which GM car will have a replacement that will work. Thanks Rick
 

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Has anyone replaced one ? The plastic finger release in mine has broken up making it a real hassle to shift. The dealer wants 271.00 for a new one, not sure if he is talking new cables and the whole works, but at any rate this is the only option he has and I am not paying that for a 10.00 piece of plastic. I did a search on this form and see people have replaced them from other GM autos . They say it is held on by a circlip at the base, but there is no circlip on mine unless it is under the leather wrap which I haven't taken off . Has anybody replaced one and which GM car will have a replacement that will work. Thanks Rick
Hey Rick,
My 92 Eldorado had the same problem. On the front side, toward the dash, about a half inch up from where the t-handle starts. Just above the top of the metal shaft. If you feel for it with a finger nail you can feel it. I went to the junk yard and found one I liked in a Cavalier. It uses a thumb button instead of the finger pull and works fine. I think about any GM shifter will work, they all seem to be the same. And there aren't any cables involved, it's just a t-handle.
I think I paid about $5.
 

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Hey Rick,
My 92 Eldorado had the same problem. On the front side, toward the dash, about a half inch up from where the t-handle starts. Just above the top of the metal shaft. If you feel for it with a finger nail you can feel it. I went to the junk yard and found one I liked in a Cavalier. It uses a thumb button instead of the finger pull and works fine. I think about any GM shifter will work, they all seem to be the same. And there aren't any cables involved, it's just a t-handle.
I think I paid about $5.
Thanks Bob. I got it apart and fixed today for a total of 15.00.
 

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Thanks Bob. I got it apart and fixed today for a total of 15.00.
It's nice to know I finally was able to help someone. I tend to learn more here than help.
Anyway, you got that fixed for exactly what it would have cost for a Chevette. And they say Cadillacs are expensive to fix !
Bob
 
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