E-Brake Boot Removal HELP!
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This is a discussion on E-Brake Boot Removal HELP! within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm trying to install a short shifter, but I can't, for the life of me, get the e-brake boot unclipped. ...

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    Registered User j6neal1's Avatar
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    E-Brake Boot Removal HELP!

    I'm trying to install a short shifter, but I can't, for the life of me, get the e-brake boot unclipped. I've referenced many instruction manuals/install videos, and they all say to simply pull up along the seam that attaches it to the cup holder area; this not working for me. I have been pulling "straight up" as hard as I can and the thing won't budge.

    Is there something I'm missing here? I'm getting pretty frustrated at this simple problem...

    Thanks in advance, guys.
    2012 WRX OBP Hatchback

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    I think I had trouble my first time pulling it off too. Are you able to get your hand in-between the seat and the boot? Try pulling the back of the boot and then the front (still in-between the seat and the center council). One other thing, there are two small clips in the front of the boot you can wedge a flathead screwdriver in there and lightly pry up. But I'd try to avoid that. good luck

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    E-Brake Boot Removal HELP!

    Stick your hand between the seat and ebrake plastic piece. Grab the bottom edge and pull towards the driver seat and up. It will pop off

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