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Hi all,
I'm a proud new owner of a Honda CRV VTIS 2019 and am so grateful for having found this site! :) I have rheumatoid arthritis and find the automatic gear shift very stiff and notchy. The button has been softened but the shifter itself is tough to push through the various gears. A local mechanic believes he may be able to install a softer detent spring and or grind down some of the edges off the notches/ convolutions in the plate. But he isn't sure how to get into the gear shift console. Honda was only able to give us a photocopy diagram of the inside workings but we still don't know what to remove first without damaging the plastic panels, etc. Would anyone know where we'd start? Thanks for reading! :)
 

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A logical place to start would be to download the service information (manual) from the Honda corporate site. Not sure if this would include information for markets other than North America, however. BUT a Google search might find an equivalent source.


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And, before anyone else mentions it, if you have a 2019 CR-V, wouldn't your dealer be a good place to start? Might be a warranty item if the effort required is more difficult than other Vs.
 

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A logical place to start would be to download the service information (manual) from the Honda corporate site. Not sure if this would include information for markets other than North America, however. BUT a Google search might find an equivalent source.


There is a subscription charge for this.

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And, before anyone else mentions it, if you have a 2019 CR-V, wouldn't your dealer be a good place to start? Might be a warranty item if the effort required is more difficult than other Vs.
Thanks so much for the tips! :) I've spoken to the dealer and asked them if they could do it, but they told me that this is a job for the specialised mechanic who adapts vehicals for people with disabilities. I am a bit nervous about the possibility of any kind of damage in the process, or it effecting the warranty - that's a good point.
 

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I am a bit nervous about the possibility of any kind of damage in the process, or it effecting the warranty
That contingency should be brought up before your indie mechanic dives into the repair, then.
EG, If there are clips that hold the console trim in place, and they are easily broken during disassembly, replacement cost should be part of the job.

We can understand the Honda dealer's concerns if the shift action were made too easy, and the shifter was easily bumped into the wrong position.
 
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We can understand the Honda dealer's concerns if the shift action were made too easy, and the shifter was easily bumped into the wrong position.
Yes, I was also wondering if there's a risk of it becoming sloppy, depending on how much the notch edges are rounded off. Thanks for the wise advice about making sure any contingencies are covered - will definitely discuss that before work starts on it !
 
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