My “two-hour” wait at Ferrari of Denver turned into about an hour. I’d barely started getting some work done when the service coordinator, Mark, came over and said the car was ready. Of course, it’d helped that I’d taken the entire console cover off and all they had to do was replace the main shifter, reset the shifting cables and voila’. However, they had me come back and gave me a few pointers on exactly how to install the reverse gate lever, the gear ball and boot.
With everything back in place, I took off and really noticed a difference in the shifter. I was stiffer and felt much tighter. Before, I’d had a bit of an issues with 3td and 4th as their dead center of the double H pattern.
Got back to the shop and started reassembling the reverse lever, wiring and cover. It was actually another 2 hour chore as the console fit’s just right and there are two wiring harnesses that have to be reinstalled. One is the emergency flashers, which when disconnected, do not allow the regular blinkers to work. Initially, that entire switch fell apart, springs and plastic bits et al. It was NOT cooperating and kept falling apart. Couple of gluing sessions later and hand wrestling blindly, I was able to get it all buttoned back up and ready to go.
Initial Installation at Ferrari of Denver. They performed the main installation for getting it home. Once back at the shop, I focused on putting the console cover back on the main shifting area.
Various Steps in the process of resetting the reverse shifter lever and preparing the shifter for final console installation.
Finished and ready for a test drive!!! First problem… reverse gate cable needed adjusting. Took it all apart, again. Remeasured the cable assembly and put it all back together.
Second problem… something kept catching during a 2nd to 3rd shift. It worked fine, but I could hear something catch and being paranoid, I took it all apart. Again. This time, it was small piece of cable housing that had cracked. No big deal. Little cutting and it was gone. Just some plastic that didn’t affect anything.
No problems. So, now of course, I’ve had to drive it around for a few days to “check-it-out”.
All back to normal!!!! Well, except for the driver, still abnormal, but with the weather so nice, I can’t wait for spring and summer. Spirited mountain driving is calling.
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