on the 99-00 all you have to do is take out the ash tray. and there is a plastic piece that is connected to the **** boot. lift is up a little but and slide it to the left. and then once you clear the dash. lift up and you will see the shift assembly. there are going to be 4 torq screws. (looking straight down from the drivers seat) the bolt on the bottom right will have this small peice of metal that sticks up. take out the bolt. and just pick that piece out . replace bolt. replace shift boot. replace ashtray. and you now have no more lock out. im not sire this will work on a 01-02 yet but will check soon, when i put my short shifter in my 02. i hope this helps.
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