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Here's a problem I've had since I got the car, the shifter sits high at the back, and it seems pretty firmly secured, I believe it bolts directly to the body, any ideas what could be wrong here?
 
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Never seen that before, but not real fiddly under that plastic cover.

Maybe the parts drawing will give you some hints.

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Item #6 and the plate above it maybe, or something up with item #17 and #23... I'll probe around soon. Thanks Grant!
 
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Maybe.

17 is pop rivetted to 22 & 23 and those rivets may be missing.
 

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Nathan:


I took mine apart. Swapped in a different tower and a new cable.
Fiddly, but, quite doable.


Seems like it is a cover in your car that is "proud", rather than the
shift tower. Proud is a wood worker's term !


So, it's a cosmetic thing, not a functional issue.


I've removed the "ski slope" in my car more than once
in fixing window switch issues as well.


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Thanks Grant, I'll have a look see when I'm next down there.

Been thinking that too Carl, could just be a dud cover, can it be removed by any chance? The PO has had his fingers in here though, so I'll maybe strip it all down and put it back, never know what I might find...
 
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Nathan, your selector cover is broken.
As Grant says it should be riveted as seen below:

The whole mounting flange seems to be missing from your shifter. It looks like it's broken off at that first bend. That's not surprising as it's decades old plastic.

One thing for sure, you'll need to remove the panel to do anything about it.
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Most common reason for that is that the "Cruise" switch needed access, and that is British Engineering at its prime.

There is a plastic slide type retainer under there, and unless that cover is raised at an obscene angle access is zero.

Once you have done it once it becomes simple, knowledge is golden.

The first time I wanted into there on the XJ-S it took me hours, and lots of funny words, and alcohol, before I relented and drilled out those rivets, and then all of 10 seconds to complete what I forgot I needed to go in there for.

Jags, got to luv em.
 
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Ah, all is making sense now, the PO has been in there, so he probably trimmed it... Many thanks, I can now reat at ease, I'll see to it when I can.
 
 
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