I swear, my R loves to frustrate me. This evening, I attempted an install of the TWM shift knob. Easy, right? No, wrong. 3 hours later, I'm giving up before I start throwing sh*t. My shift rod is made out of un-threadable metal. I defy anyone to put threading on my rod (wait, what?). This is like that 'pull the sword outta the stone' game. You can't do it. CAN'T. Yes, I used oil. Yes, I upgraded to a real tap / die set when I couldn't get it with the POS little die thing they sent with the package. No, it cannot be done.
Second note: If anyone is installing the Bluepower head unit, when it gets to the part where they say connect the orange illumination line to the orange wire coming out of the ICELINK (CANBus reader thing), laugh. Call them names. Only actually do this if you want the handbrake to determine the illumination level of your headunit. Seriously, I don't know which pissed me off more: The fact that I spent two days troubleshooting my wiring nightmare, or the fact that my buddy came over, looked at it, and suggested connecting the purple wire (the handbrake indicator thingy that unlocks video playback) to the orange wire. I said that's ridiculous; the wiring diagram clearly states orange to orange. He says just humor me, try it. Of course it f*cking worked. God d*mn it.