Installing a new Gear Knob
by Mark Green
Have you ever wanted to change your gear knob but never known how? This is how I did mine and it's a great deal simpler than the method desribed in the instructions and by dealers.
Note: This only applies to manual leather gear knobs.
The instructions that came with my gear knob said that the easiest way to get it off was to take a hacksaw to it. Not wanting to start sawing at my car and get plastic sawdust everywhere (which I knew would static itself to everything), I investigated my own method.
I reckon this is far easier, faster and required little or no effort - Hooray!
Release the Gaiter from its fixings below. This is only clipped in and will clip back easily once finished. The Plastic Sheath (lift the gaiter to see this) should pull upwards away from the metal stick.
Insert the screwdriver and lift up the tabs, repeat as necessary. Be Careful!! There is a spring under compression inside, so hold onto both parts while unclipping them..
However, you can use some glue to set it in place if you want but, it will make it near impossible to remove next time if you do. I haven't and there are no problems.
Re-fit the gaiter round the clips and you have finished!
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