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Gear knob removal

Post by coxyh78 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:40 pm

This might be a bit of a simple question lol but does the gear knob just pull off to replace? or un-screw...or what? :?

Tried to pull it a bit but didn't have the bottle to yank it!

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by Wondermike » Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:52 pm

Put it in 2nd, sit in the passenger sit, imagine the trajectory of your hands once you have the knob off, and make sure your chin won't be in the way :D

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by coxyh78 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:00 pm

Cheers mate....is it separate from the gaitor?

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by Wondermike » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:01 pm

Yep just comes straight off, you just need to pull it hard.

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by paddy wright » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:54 pm

mind your face tho! :rofl:
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by srhutch » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:56 pm

might find it easier to centre on the transmission tunnel with the roof open (not coupe of course). I know PVR also used this method.
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by *AL* » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:29 pm

Pulling your knob off, now that sounds nasty!
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by rob davey » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:40 pm

srhutch wrote:might find it easier to centre on the transmission tunnel with the roof open (not coupe of course). I know PVR also used this method.
i did this but make sure you don't fall over when it comes free, that would just make you look stupid :oops:
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by pvr » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:07 pm

I felt it coming so I eased of at the pulling. Also, using the top part of your arms stiff prevents you from hitting yourself. I did sit on the centre console which I found the most comfortable way to control the force.

Hmm, that does sound bad ...
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by mc.d » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:37 pm

Ha Ha Ha, :rofl:
Just done the gear knob change after reading this thread,guess what? i`m sat here with a nice red circle in the middle of my forehead :oops:
Still jobs a good un!

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by gannet » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:20 pm

Lol - I just done this to fit the ZHP Gear knob... mine didn't take much pulling :?
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by sixspeed » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:53 am

Pull hard. Don't smack your face. Do make sure you have tissues to mop up your fat lip if you do. Don't also do this whilst sat waiting to get on a ferry to go on holiday.

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by Rick Hunter » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:03 pm

Please... listen to sixspeed. He knows what he's talking about. That picture of his "luscious" lips after knob removal is just classic. :poke:

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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by Aliv6 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 am

LOL @ this thread! Is there not a cable/power lead attached. i'd be worried about pulling that off.
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Re: Gear knob removal

Post by mc.d » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:07 pm

No.
No wires on mine think i have read there are on others that are illuminated,Someone with more info will correct me/help you i'm sure.
It does make me laugh to think i read the thread,then sat in the Z and kept thinking to myself "dont smack yourself in the face" then WHAM it happens :D

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