9C1 to 9C3/G8 console conversion complete

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Re: 9C1 to 9C3/G8 console conversion complete

Post by CrashTestDummy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:31 pm

smwalker wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:47 am

Jim you never will find a G8 shifter like the one he used.. Because he got his from Australia from a model that came out 4 years before our cars came out. And a year or so before the G8 was imported. He wrote:

c) Use a 2006-07 Holden VE/WM shifter. They didn't go to tap shift until late '07, so the early cars have a straight gate shifter that includes P-R-N-D-3-2-1 (the method I used)

One thing you will notice is that the Gear indicators are on the wrong side of the shifter in relation to the driver, because in AU the driver sits on the other side of the shifter. One way you can see it not from/for the US market.

EDIT: I just realized there might be a left hand drive version in the Middle east for year 06-07. And yep sure enough there is a part that has gear indication of the correct side if you did not want to hook up tap shifting:


Good luck trying to find one of them!
So you CAN simply physically rotate the shifter mechanism on the transmission to get it to go into lower gears? I thought it was only electric?

If a manual operation is possible a ratcheting shifter might be an option. Hmmm.
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Re: 9C1 to 9C3/G8 console conversion complete

Post by Pursuit » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:44 pm

The ratcheting shifter option sounds good, but, I think that the computer shifter nannies will be determining shift points... :)

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