How to Install a 240D Manual Transmission Shift Boot

Oct 9, 2018


Welcome to Grafco Electric's comprehensive guide on how to properly install a 240D manual transmission shift boot. Whether you're a car enthusiast or a DIYer, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process, ensuring a successful installation.

Step 1: Gather the Required Tools

Before diving into the installation process, make sure you have the necessary tools at hand. Here are the tools you'll need:

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Socket wrench set
  • Torque wrench
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Trim removal tool

Step 2: Prepare the Vehicle

Prior to installation, it's important to prepare your vehicle for the process. Please follow these preparatory steps:

  1. Park your 240D on a level surface and engage the parking brake for safety.
  2. Disconnect the negative terminal of your vehicle's battery.
  3. Place wheel chocks behind the rear wheels and lift the front of the car using a jack, supporting it securely with jack stands.

Step 3: Remove the Old Shift Boot

Now that your vehicle is prepared, you can proceed to remove the old shift boot. Follow these steps:

  1. Locate the center console covering the manual transmission shift lever.
  2. Using a trim removal tool, carefully pry off the center console to expose the shift boot.
  3. Disconnect any electrical connections, such as for the shift indicator lights, if applicable.
  4. Detach the shift boot retaining clips and remove the old shift boot from the shift lever.

Step 4: Install the New Shift Boot

With the old shift boot removed, it's time to install the new one. Follow these steps:

  1. Take the new shift boot and align it with the shift lever, ensuring a proper fit.
  2. Secure the shift boot in place by attaching the retaining clips.
  3. If applicable, reconnect any electrical connections that were previously disconnected.
  4. Carefully place the center console back in its original position, gently pressing it down until it snaps into place.

Step 5: Reassemble and Test

Now that the new shift boot is installed, it's time to reassemble the components and test the functionality. Follow these final steps:

  1. Carefully reattach any trim pieces that were removed during the installation process.
  2. Reconnect the negative terminal of your vehicle's battery.
  3. Lower your vehicle by removing the jack stands and lowering it down with a jack.
  4. Remove the wheel chocks and ensure your vehicle is parked securely.
  5. Start the engine and test the operation of the manual transmission shift boot.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed a 240D manual transmission shift boot. By following this detailed guide provided by Grafco Electric, you were able to complete the installation with ease. Don't forget to browse our online store for high-quality parts and accessories to enhance your vehicle's performance. Trust Grafco Electric for all your automotive needs!