Application: This was done on a 2000 Civic SI. The round bushing on the extension rod is different from other models, so make sure you get the right ones for 99-00 SI bushings and not 96-00 bushings, other then that it should be the same.
Symptoms: You've had your fun with the old shifter, but now you want something with a little less throw and more feel for the car itself. Tight is better the loose...at least for this and maybe other things. :)
Honda mechanic says: "if it ain't made from honda, I'm not touching it. Some manual Acura Integras 94+ has dual bend shifters. Get me one and I'll install if for you for about $60 if I'm in a good mood, $80 if I'm not."
- If you wanted to stay OEM, then find that Integra shifter, and use these instructions to kind of guide you.
- Splurge on one of the nicest 3rd party shifters and knobs out there..Skunk2. Also highly recommended is the Energy Suspension Shifter Stabilizer for the 99-00 SI.
This is a little more involved then installing header, exhaust, or Intake, but it's not all that hard to do yourself. It took me the afternoon, but then I was taking pictures and watching TV at the same time. I estimate that it could be done in a couple of hours with the right tools.
- Socket set with an extension and 10-14mm sockets
- Some regular wrenches 10-14mm
- Zip or plastic ties (for putting the shift boot on)
- Phillips screwdriver
- Vice grips
- 4 Washers (can't remember sizes) to be used for the shifter knob but all need to be same size, 2 have to have smaller width.
- Flash light or shop light so you can see what you're doing.
- Grease; silicon if you have it, other wise lithium or polyurethane based. I had some brake grease lying around which I used which was poly based.
PART I. INTERIOR BREAKDOWN
- You have to take out the arm rest and the console with the shift boot. To do this you have to take all the screws out from the arm rest to the center console. I think there are 10 screws total.
- After you've taken out the arm rest, you'll need to detach the pleather boot from the plastic console. There are 2 metal tabs that are on one side and 2 screws on the other. You need to take out the screws first and then slide the boot tabs out and it should come free. At this point the boot is still attached to the shifter. Pull the boot inside out over the attached shifter knob.
- Use some wire cutters or a knife to gut off the zip tie that holds the boot to the shifter knob.
- Unscrew the knob from the shifter with the boot still on.
- Pull off the rubber dust boot off the bottom of the shifter.