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Spilled Soda + Car = Oh Noes...

cytorakcytorak Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I spilled a soda in my car, directly on my gear selector (automatic transmission). I mopped up the spill with a napkin, but now, the selector moves very stiffly. It seems to get better as the car warms up, but is back to square one when I get back into the car after a small amount of time. After researching the internets, the only suggestions I have found are:

1. Try to remove the center console and try to clean it out.
2. Take it to a mechanic and have them clean it out.
3. Put rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, spray it on the gear selector, and run it through the gears to let the alcohol eat the dried sugar.

Anyone have a similar experience and can provide advice on this? I don't want to fuck up my console, but I don't want to pay someone to do something I can do at home.

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    Solidaritus:Solidaritus: __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    Dealer time!

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    MidshipmanMidshipman Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rubbing alcohol doesn't dissolve sugar. It won't hurt anything either, but you'd just be wasting it.

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