Very hard to tell which piece you are talking about because your fingers are in the way.Ok so I finally got round to fitting the short shorter to the mini today and have hit a wall. The ball joint on the bottom of the gear stick WILL NOT come off. Any ideas anyone.
This one im touching in the photo
If it is the ball joint that keeps the shifter adhered to the vehicle itself then its a plastic bearing joint that has a number of clips around its circumfurence, these have to be pressed in with flat head screwdriver and the bearing twisted till it pops loose from its location.
Might need someone to give you a hand.
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