Black sticky goo oozing from my shifter handle. (auto)


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My car has been sitting in the garage for a few years now, just getting around to it lately.

I have some messy black adhesive type stuff coming out of the seams on the gearshift handle.

Anyone have any recommendations for cleaning it up? Or should I just replace it?

If it's the same stuff that comes out of the steering wheel, I had to literally shave mine with a razor. No chemical I could find worked.
I have the same problem with my shifter... The OD button is melting away and dripping down onto the center console. Very sticky stuff and I also would like to know how to clean it up safely.

Chris C.
Well I just pulled it off and cleaned it off with several toothpicks and paper towels and alcohol... Seems better, maybe it will be OK for awhile.