Removing exposed shifter mesh on V6 manual

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Have any current Emira owners tried removing the mesh around the exposed gear mechanism yet and how easy is it to do?

I feel like it distracts from the visual a bit, so if easy to remove, I would definitely do it.

Can’t imagine that would effect any warranty’s etc …….

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Have any current Emira owners tried removing the mesh around the exposed gear mechanism yet and how easy is it to do?

I feel like it distracts from the visual a bit, so if easy to remove, I would definitely do it.

Can’t imagine that would effect any warranty’s etc …….

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When you're sitting in the car, in either seat, you can't see it, unless you're into doing contortions, which if you're driving, is something you really wouldn't want to do. It's also back-lit for when you get in and out, when you do see it. The mesh doesn't really impact on the view so why would you want to remove it? I thought that the whole idea was to drive it.
 
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When you're sitting in the car, in either seat, you can't see it, unless you're into doing contortions, which if you're driving, is something you really wouldn't want to do. It's also back-lit for when you get in and out, when you do see it. The mesh doesn't really impact on the view so why would you want to remove it? I thought that the whole idea was to drive it.
I’ll have to have a proper look when I get mine

When I did the test drive, personally I thought the mesh did obstruct the view of the mechanism and it’s a cool feature so why not show it in all its glory?
 

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When you're sitting in the car, in either seat, you can't see it, unless you're into doing contortions, which if you're driving, is something you really wouldn't want to do. It's also back-lit for when you get in and out, when you do see it. The mesh doesn't really impact on the view so why would you want to remove it? I thought that the whole idea was to drive it.

Is it only backlit when the doors open?
 

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I’ll have to have a proper look when I get mine

When I did the test drive, personally I thought the mesh did obstruct the view of the mechanism and it’s a cool feature so why not show it in all its glory?
Need to put an led light in there 👍👌
 

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I haven't checked on a production car but from looking on a prototype I believe you can remove part of the trim around the shifter, the shift gaiter and the mesh plus its surrounding trim to get a completely open mechanism.

It may then need a new piece of trim or remove (possibly cut) the mesh from the surround and replace that as bare trim.

Someone may be able to confirm this from the service manual.
 
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I haven't checked on a production car but from looking on a prototype I believe you can remove part of the trim around the shifter, the shift gaiter and the mesh plus its surrounding trim to get a completely open mechanism.

It may then need a new piece of trim or remove (possibly cut) the mesh from the surround and replace that as bare trim.

Someone may be able to confirm this from the service manual.
Good to hear. If easy job, think I’ll do this
 

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I haven't checked on a production car but from looking on a prototype I believe you can remove part of the trim around the shifter, the shift gaiter and the mesh plus its surrounding trim to get a completely open mechanism.

It may then need a new piece of trim or remove (possibly cut) the mesh from the surround and replace that as bare trim.

Someone may be able to confirm this from the service manual.
The service manual acts like this is a huge job that requires the whole console to come out. I am skeptical that that is true.
 

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I suspect a trim ring of some kind may be needed to "finish" the Emira shifter opening after removing the shift boot. But this is a worthwhile goal I think.

Same style linkage in a converted V6 Exige:
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I suspect a trim ring of some kind may be needed to "finish" the Emira shifter opening after removing the shift boot. But this is a worthwhile goal I think.

Same style linkage in a converted V6 Exige:
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Something like that would be mega

The gator has always been a weekspot of the interior, it feels cheap in an otherwise very premium feel cabin
 

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