gear stick gaitor how do i replace this?

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Bought a new gaitor cover 4 my 04 vito , the old one was tatty.
is there any advice on how to replace said item without breaking the trim.
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I do not know the Vito well but on the cars the gear shift cover / Gaitor just prises out and held with spring clips on the four corners.

With the VIN number I may be able to give an exact answer
 

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Bought a new gaitor cover 4 my 04 vito , the old one was tatty.
is there any advice on how to replace said item without breaking the trim.
regards Paul vp .
trying to smarten up my dualliner :):)

Just prise out round the edges, lift skirt over knob, undo and remove knob you can now remove old gaitor and replace new one . A 10 min job. There are two types fitted to 638 Vitos very early ones did not have a leather gaitor.
 
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Got the cover off but unable to remove the gear knob it appears to be attached to the linkage ie reverse ( lift ) gear.
so still struggleing.
what happen to just unscrewing the gear knob , old days
 

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Is there a collet on the underside end, if so you just turn this one 1/4 turn anti clock and it pulls off
 
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HAD A LOOK and found it
many THANKS .Malcolm
Regards Paul vp Gloucester
 

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