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When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
 

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I've heard the same from another member.
 

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SolTex said:
When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
That happend to me too, but then I woke up and realized I am still waiting for mine to show up
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SolTex said:
When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
With even more delays reported at the factory, you may vary well be the only one who has a Sol to have such a problem! :glol:
 

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SolTex said:
When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
Try leaving it open for a few days to train yourself to shift with it that way.
Then when you close it up you shouldn't hit it at all!!!
 

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Good idea! Are you sure your name's not Pavlov? (The Russian psychiatrist who conditioned the dog to respond to the sound of a bell) :lol:
 

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It happened the first time I used it so now I only use the one in front on the passenger side and keep a towel in the car for small mishaps like the 1st.
 

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Haven't popped out the cup holders, but have turned off the radio once while shifting.
 

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Needed-Countersunk Shift knob to lower (shorten) Shifter.

Where are the Aftermaket FOLKS?

Take care-Steve

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seems to happen to me on a regular basis, but I think I hit the cup holder with my elbow when getting in the car, just seems to pop out and then I find it there. A little annoying, but eventulally I'll figure out what I'm doing.
 

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SolTex said:
When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
Yep ... I've already had it happen a dozen times or so. Same thing with my passenger's knee popping open the front cupholder accidentally. It is somewhat annoying ... I thought about rigging some sort of "safety switch" on the thing to keep it from popping open by mistake, but I don't want anything that's going to be an eyesore. It would be nice if you had to push it in a bit further before it released, so it had to be done intentionally with a finger. Oh well ... I guess it probably depends on the individual's proportions whether it would be an issue or not.
 

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My problem has been at the opposite end. I must shift with my thumb facing forward because I'm always turning on, or turning off, my radio. I love the location of the radio knob, I just have to train myself to hold the shifter with my entire hand. :lol:
 

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My problem has been at the opposite end. I must shift with my thumb facing forward because I'm always turning on, or turning off, my radio. I love the location of the radio knob, I just have to train myself to hold the shifter with my entire hand. :lol:
:lol: :lol: I've done the very same thing a few times!
 

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Good idea! Are you sure your name's not Pavlov? (The Russian psychiatrist who conditioned the dog to respond to the sound of a bell) :lol:
Ahh yes... Classical Conditioning.

Dog salivates when he smells food.
So ring bell when he has food.
Dog salivates when he hears bell.
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SolTex said:
When driving the Solstice my elbow hits the cupholder right behind the shifter and it opens. Does anybody else have that happen to them?
Yup. Only one. Loser. :lol:
 

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Needed-Countersunk Shift knob to lower (shorten) Shifter.

Where are the Aftermaket FOLKS?

Take care-Steve

:willy:
You already want it SHORTER?!

I didn't get to spent THAT much time in the floor demo, but it seems like there already isn't much there!



Note to everyone, hold the shifter FIRMLY when entering 3rd & 5th gears. DO NOT punch your STEREO!
 

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2091351 said:
Needed-Countersunk Shift knob to lower (shorten) Shifter.

Where are the Aftermaket FOLKS?

Take care-Steve

:willy:
Only got mine today and this sounds like a good idea to me.
 
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