Originally Posted by ozinaldo
Below are the installed pictures, did it today, as you can see it is not a perfect match to stitching but neither is the steering wheel or interior trims&stitching vs VO exterior paint. In person, it looks and feels infinitely better than stock and like I wished for, it gives some much needed color to the interior.
Install tricksl: None serious really, pull the old one off and put the other one back on. Of course, the lever must be up position while doing these. You may need to take out the alcantara boot which needs some finger searching around the boot where it meets with the plastic consol but it comes out easy and gets in even easier, kind of like the side marker unit, like that boot also has clips holding it in place inside.
Be careful about not making left-right movements while taking out the old one and putting the new, you must use force in a very linear fashion in order not to break the plastic clips inside the lever. Old and new are identical inside. You will need strong hands and a good deal of force which means that DO NOT PUNCH YOURSELF IN THE FACE or smash your dashboard!Use common sense all the time
Couldn't take any pictures during install process but I have a few installed:
I really like it, thanks for sharing the installed pics