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Unread 07-21-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Changing Automatic Shift Knob

I would lke to get a new shifter knob for an Automatic Transmission along with a Knob for my 4WD shifter. Did the whole search thing havent see a post lik this in about 2 to 4 years and no good answers were found. Did see some sweet knobs for a manual. Anyone got any clues would this be a custom thing? Also how do you get it off was checking it out didn't see and set screws or anything?

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Unread 07-22-2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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To get the automatic off, just pull up. It may take a lot of force and may pop off. There are aftermarket automatic handles. You can see a lot on ebay. You just need a button to press on the rod in the handle. I got a silver billett auto handle from Pep Boys for 20.00 or so. The hole in the handle was not big enough so I had to make it bigger. I also put a wooden dowel in the handle so I could mount it higher.

Quadrarec has handles for the shifter and 4x4 selector from Drake. (I don't like the way they look)
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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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If you replace the plastic "stick" that fits inside the shifter, you can fabricate any type of knob for the shifter. I had to do it because the plastic stick in the shifter broke on me last year. I replaced it with a piece of plastic coat hanger and placed a golf ball on top for the shifter. All you have to do is depress the ball to shift gears.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #4
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If you replace the plastic "stick" that fits inside the shifter, you can fabricate any type of knob for the shifter. I had to do it because the plastic stick in the shifter broke on me last year. I replaced it with a piece of plastic coat hanger and placed a golf ball on top for the shifter. All you have to do is depress the ball to shift gears.

Big sky can we see some pics.... sounds cool
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Unread 07-31-2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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I will try to get some pics up if I can. Can I post pics with a standard account? I do not have a premium account.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 08:57 AM   #6
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I will try to get some pics up if I can. Can I post pics with a standard account? I do not have a premium account.
You need something like 25 posts in the tech section before you can post pictures. You also have to have like a photobucket account and you actually just link to that.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:02 AM   #7
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Im also intristed what knobs are made for an auto, anybody know any companies?
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:14 AM   #9
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Also interested in this. Something I have been wanting to do for a while
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #10
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Forget about it... I tried to search for a replacement years ago... Bottom line is that nothing will work as practical as the OEM knob and all the aftermarket knobs don't look that good.

However I came across some cool nice cool looking knobs for the Mustang but I'm not sure they would fit/work on TJ's. And if you do change it please do show us what you got

I ended up just replacing the shift indicator plate with a manual shift boot
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:56 AM   #11
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^ that actually looks good. Do that and replace with a cooler handle would be a killer setup.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #12
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Does the Drake auto handle have the button sticking up 1/2" all the time... is it hard to depress? My tranny is screwed up and I have to manually down shift at every stop, so I shift a lot. Function over looks is important. The manual boot looks cool TJ00, but there is no way to see what gear you are in, and I have to check all the time(habit? OCD? who knows).

Anyone know about the drake button?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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Does the Drake auto handle have the button sticking up 1/2" all the time... is it hard to depress? My tranny is screwed up and I have to manually down shift at every stop, so I shift a lot. Function over looks is important. The manual boot looks cool TJ00, but there is no way to see what gear you are in, and I have to check all the time(habit? OCD? who knows).

Anyone know about the drake button?
Thanks ... But what are you talking about?? You only have three shifting positions you can tell even with your eyes closed
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Unread 08-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #14
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Thanks ... But what are you talking about?? You only have three shifting positions you can tell even with your eyes closed
My 2000 Sport has 6 positions with the 32RH...
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Unread 08-01-2010, 03:47 PM   #15
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Thanks ... But what are you talking about?? You only have three shifting positions you can tell even with your eyes closed
But I always put it in neutral when I'm texting and driving... it never fails. Maybe, I'm just looking for that 4th gear I don't have.

But I do like the idea... if I find a boot I'm gonna try it.
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