244310 - Subaru 6-speed Reverse Lockout Pull

244310 – Subaru 6-speed Reverse Lockout Pull

Congratulations on your purchase of the COBB Tuning Reverse Lockout Pull! The following instructions will assist you through the installation process. Please read them BEFORE beginning the install to familiarize yourself with the steps and tools needed. If you feel you cannot properly perform this installation, we HIGHLY recommend you take the vehicle to a qualified and experienced automotive technician.

Table of Contents

Parts List

  • Reverse Lockout
  • Shift Boot Collar
  • Spare Pin
  • 2 m6x8mm cap screw
  • m3 Hex Key

Tools Needed



Hand Tools

Stock Reverse Lockout Removal

  1. Park your car in a safe space.

  2. Remove the shift knob by rotating it counter-clockwise

  3. Put the car in reverse

  4. Using your hammer and a punch that is smaller than the diameter of the hole, Gently tap out the stock pin.

    Doing this before the interior removes prevents losing the pin into the gap between the carpet and the floor.  Keeping it in reverse will typically keep the reverse lockout shifter from pulling down and coming out below the car (which often necessitates getting under the car to re-install)


  5. With the pin removed, set it somewhere safe.

  6. Remove the stock reverse lockout grip by gently pulling it up and out.

    With the car in reverse the cable should sit where you can see it in the slot of the shifter.  By putting the punch or a thin screwdriver through the cable you should be able to safely switch gears as needed for the remainder of the install/disassembly.  If there are parts where it's in the way, simply put it back in reverse and pull the screwdriver out.  The reason for this precaution is that the reverse lockout cable will otherwise fall down and out of the shifter which will require (at minimum) a trip below the car in order to shove it back up into place.

Remove Interior Parts


  1. Open the armrest cover.

  2. Remove the two screws using a 10mm socket or a screwdriver

  3. Gently lift up and out on the e-brake boot to pop it out of the center console trim and lift it off of the handle.

  4. Using your screwdriver take out the screw it was hiding underneath.

  5. Pull upwards on the center console component to release the remaining tab, then slide it back a little ways to free the shifter boot trim.

  6. Wiggle outwards on the shift boot trim/storage cubby then remove the wiring harness for the USB port on the right and set the boot aside.

Boot Collar Replacement

  1. Using a small screwdriver or one with a 90 degree bend, remove the two screws holding the shift boot collar onto the shifter.


  2. Pop the new anodized COBB unit in place and install it using the provided hex key and hex screws.

  3. Tighten the screws so they're snug, but they don't need to be super tight.

  4. Reinstall the interior in the reverse order of removal leaving the shift knob and reverse lockout off for the time being.

Reverse Lockout Installation

  1. The lockout should have two o-rings already seated in grooves internally.  Put a dab of the provided silicon lube on the bottom of the lockout.

  2. Slide the lockout onto the shifter.  Move it up and down slowly on the non-threaded portion and spin it a few times gently.  This should allow the grease to get onto all parts of the reverse lockout.

    While we do supply a replacement pin, it is mostly for the event that you lose the factory one.  It may seem larger but that is just because it hasn't yet been compressed, slightly squeezing it closed with pliers will aid installation.

  3. By holding the factory pin to either hole you should notice one is slightly larger.  You'll want to go IN the larger hole, pressing it to the smaller hole.

  4. With the holes lined up between the lockout and cable.  Use a set of channel-lock pliers with either tape or a rag on the jaws to keep from marring the surface of the lockout and press the pin into place slowly.  It's a good idea to get it started with the punch in place and slowly move the punch back.


  5. While you may be tempted to move the lockout at this point DO NOT PULL UP ON THE LOCKOUT OR MOVE IT OUT OF REVERSE.

  6. With the pin through the lockout, looking down from the top you'll see the cable is likely shoved to one side.  While still holding the pin in with your pliers, place your small flat-blade screwdriver between the shaft and cable-end and gently wiggle it back towards the center.  At the end the cable should be centered, the pin should be flush (or slightly below the surface) of the reverse lockout, and it should move up and down.


  7. Using a paper towel wipe any lube off of the threads (It isn't bad for the threads, it just may end up on your hands at some point.

  8. Make sure the reverse lockout operates properly and prevents shifting in to reverse.  If you find that it will still go into reverse even when the lockout is not pulled, double check that the cable isn't binding inside the shifter.  If you're using a COBB Short Shifter make sure the overall length isn't so long that it puts a constant amount of tension on the cable.

  9. Add the shift knob back on.

  10. You're all done!  Go out and enjoy!

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