I recently got myself and Astravan so that it would make life easier. I get involved with a lot of outdoor sports like mountain biking and surfing so I wanted something that would carry all my equipment without the hassle of getting roof racks and bike racks.
I've started getting it back to good condition because the previous owner didn't really look after it and went to the breakers to get a few bits to replace tatty trim and other internal bits and pieces. The gear stick sourround was a bit tatty so I took the original off and got one from an estate. I put the replacement on and now when selecting first gear I end up with reverse. It seems that the little button you pull up to select reverse gear no longer works. I've looked for things it needs to clip into but can't see anything and I'm really confused. I can't work out if the part just isn't compatible with the old one or if I'm missing something. It seems a bit silly to have created this much hassle from what started out as only a minor niggle.