Date Added: Saturday 16 December, 2006
Feels solid and tight, if a little cold in winter (oo, er). Looks best with matching leather gear lever gaiter and steel knob!
Never impressed with the instructions of MX5parts. Basically use a stanley knife (or craft knife if desperate, but easier with a more solid blade) to gradually slice through the rubber-plastic original sleeve. You cannot cut too deep as you'll hit the metal stem below (which is what you want to do), but don't slip by trying a single quick cut or by using a kitchen knife (several careful and controled slices are better). Pull off the original sleeve from the stem.
Peel off one side of the paper from each sticky strip and carefully slide into the newly bought handbrake sleeve. Use the tip of the knife blade to tease the second backing paper from each strip. The easiest way to do this next part is not to try and ram the sleeve onto the stem but to twist slightly one side to the other while pulling down the stem. Keep going until it won't go any further and bear in mind you'll need a bit of muscle so don't be gentle here! Some of the sticky strip may 'build up' at the bottom as you pull it down, but don't panic. You can slice off the glue-like stuff (easy to do) and pull away. You're done!
Use mole grips to grip the original button and unscrew. Use your fingers to fit the new button.
IMPORTANT. Fit the sleeve AFTER the gaiter asyou may have a gap between the two if you try to pull the gaiter over you sleeve.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]