Replacing the Shift Knob and Shifter Surround

This is a super easy task that you can do to change up the look of your interior. Well, if you have a manual transmission, that is. I changed out the standard metal shifter surround because I hate it, and got one to replace it. I was fighting off a bit of seasonal funk when I filmed this video, so you'll have to bear with the medication-induced babbling.

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

T20 Torx bit with ratchet
Shifter surround (optional)
Shift knob and shift boot (optional)
About half an hour

If you're changing the shift knob or shifter surround, you can find those parts in these links:
DBS Shift Knob
Alcantara Shift Knob
Carbon Fiber Shifter Surround

Step 1
Remove the lower panel from the center console. DIY guides are available for both the Vantage and DB9.

Step 2
Turn the panel upside down, being careful of the shift knob, which will flop around. Use the T20 Torx bit and ratchet to remove the two T20 bolts holding the trunk (aka boot) release and door lock buttons to the panel. Set the switches aside.

Step 3
Remove the remaining three T20 Torx bolts holding the shifter surround to the panel. Each piece of the panel and shifter surround will come apart.

Step 4
Reassembly is the same process as above but in reverse.

All done!