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Does anyone know if the e-brake handle on the 2001 gls is easily removable? I had bought a carbon fiber shift knob and e-brake handle that matched, but when they arrived, I realized that the e-brake is huge. Is there a solid piece inside? That thing is so ugly.


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hmmmmm gotta check that out for ya. Can you clarify the "solid piece inside" you're referring to? Where did you find a carbpn fber e-brake handle for this car? Is it custom-fit for 2001 Elantra?


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all right, I spent an hour trying to get the e-brake handle cover off. It is a thick piece of molded plastic that has to absolutely be cut off(I used a large wire cutter) What I meant by solid piece was if there was a metal rod that connected to the mechanical portion of the brake. I got it off, along with the button and put the carbon fiber handle on. I must say it looks quite awesome. All I need to get is the leather boot, because the guts are showing. You can buy it most anywhere. I got mine on eautoaccessories.com if I remember correctly. If anyone needs help doing this, just mention it and I'll post it here.


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Ralph, what part of NY? I'm on Long Island. What type of strut bar do you have? I'd like to get one myself. Good luck on your upcoming shop.


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OK here's the deal,... You're gona have to cut off about 2/3 of the rubbery part off the e-brake handel to replace it with an aftermarket one. Only remove the "dimpled" area. I used a drimel to hack the sh*t off and replaced it with an annodized Blue Ichibahn E-brake handle.
Now, here's what you'll run into. If you've noticed your chrome factory e-brake handel button is a square shape and almost all after market handels are designed for a round shape button. So, if it doesn't bother you that you're gonna lose that little chrome button, then do it. There's a black trigger "thing" behind that chrome peice that will easly fit the hole of the after-market handel...
If you'ld like to see an up-close photo of it hit me up but for the mean time here are some other photos of my interior, I think you might like.
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and here's a better look of the back seat area..
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well said jem. The trigger actually doesn't look bad. I'll put a picture up as soon as I get the leather boot. I don't have a drimmel so it took me a little while. Definite improvement over that rubber monstrosity. I like the back seat jem


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for anybody who cares, i have the carbon fiber e-brake handle with a black leather boot. 200% improvement in appearance.


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