Patent Number: 6,167,772

Title: Arrangement for attaching gearshift assembly and method of assembling the same

Abstract: An arrangement for attaching a gearshift assembly for a motor vehicle is provided, wherein a shift lever device for performing a gearshift operation of a transmission of the vehicle is installed on an instrument panel, without causing variations in the position of installation of a shift lever. In the present arrangement, the shift lever device is positioned relative to the instrument panel by means of a guide pin, and a console panel is positioned relative to the instrument panel using positioning holes. Thus, the position of the console panel relative to the shift lever device is determined with high accuracy on the basis of the instrument panel, and the shift lever device is mounted on the instrument panel without causing a variation in the position of installation of the shift lever.

Inventors: Wakabayashi; Hideaki (Aichi, JP)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60K 20/08 (20060101); G05G 001/00 (); B60K 026/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018