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post #1 of 17 Old 09-20-2007, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Removing stock shifter knob

What's the best - or only - way to remove the stock shifter knob? Does it just unscrew? It seems like it's on their a bit too tight to be screwed on.

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post #2 of 17 Old 09-20-2007, 02:55 PM
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Take the cap out of the center (small screwdriver to pry), then unbolt.
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Just the cap telling you which gears are where?
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Yep. Under that cap is a nut holding the knob on.
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post #5 of 17 Old 09-20-2007, 03:31 PM
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this is good to know, because all the cars i have had the knob just screwed off. i would have been fighting that damn thing, lol.
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ummm... mine just unscrews


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ummm... mine just unscrews

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mine has the bolt and as far as i know thats the way most stockers came, but i guess not all of them

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post #8 of 17 Old 09-20-2007, 05:26 PM
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didnt know about the nut. i just unscrewed mine with a pair of channel locks. trashed it,but i didnt like it anyhows.....

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post #9 of 17 Old 11-09-2007, 01:59 PM
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I bought a new shifter knob and it's threaded. So I would assume mine should unscrew similarly. I would like to confirm before screwing it up, though. I couldn't unscrew it by hand, though. I may try some channel locks, too.

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post #10 of 17 Old 11-09-2007, 02:03 PM
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Yes, the shift pattern cap must be removed by carefully prying it out with a small flat bladed screwdriver. Once it's out, you'll see a lock nut underneath that once loosened, allows the shift knob itself to be unscrewed.

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There's a nut under mine also.
I pulled the plastic piece with the shift pattern on it and unbolted mine

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yeah I darn near hurt myself trying to unscrew mine.....then I lifted the cap and saw the nut
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Uh oh... Mine unscrewed. I took a pair of channel-locks wrapped in a shop towel and it came off without too much effort. The new knob went on without issue.

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Uh oh... Mine unscrewed. I took a pair of channel-locks wrapped in a shop towel and it came off without too much effort. The new knob went on without issue.

Mine was the same.
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-09-2007, 05:58 PM
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Mine unscrewed pretty easily. Just grabbed it, grunted and twisted. Screwed back on pretty easy too.

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