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How to Install a Retro Style 6 Speed Shift Knob in Your 2011-2012 Mustang

Installation Time

15 minutes

Tools Required
  • 5/64 Allen wrench
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NOTE: This installation should be the same for all shifter handles regardless of knob thread size.

Installation Instructions:

1. Start by making sure your car’s emergency brake is on.

2. With the shifter in the neutral position, twist the shifter knob counter clockwise to remove. The knob may be really tight at first but will come loose without any added tools.

3. After the old shifter knob is fully removed, slide on the Shift Boot Retainer. There is an allen set screw installed in the groove that you will have to loosen. After you loosen the set screw, you can know slide the Shift Boot Retainer on.

4. Now screw on the supplied nut.

5. Now it’s time to install the shifter knob. The knob should be screwed on clockwise. I used the supplied nut to get the shifter knob lined up properly.

Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer James Kliewer 3.23.12

This guide applies to Vehicle years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and Submodels: Boss 302, V6, GT