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    Gear Knob Removal

    Hi Guys,
    I know this is the wrong section but is there a link/previous post on how to remove the gearknob? :?
    Am I right in saying that it is bonded on and needs to be cut off?
    Any help would be muchappreciated...

    Thanks in advance..
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    You might, if your lucky, be able to remove your existing knob (That jokes been done a thousand times!!!, so don't bother! :roll: ) without damaging it, but it's unlikely...........

    First grip the knob with something like a pair of "mole" grips and pull as hard as you can straight up. DO NOT TWIST IT, you could damage the gear stick. This could remove it, depending on how well it is wedged on it's key way.

    Failing that, cut the plastic bit of the knob off and then tap the metal part up from underneath with a small hammer, then grip again with "mole" grips and pull straight up again, repeat these two actions as required. Be patient and eventually it will come off..........

    Good Luck Mate!!!!!!!!!!!

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    On some cars its easy to twist off, but you might actually break the linkage, so . .

    It's probably safer and best to cut it off.

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    Gear kob removal

    Ok, thanks mate..

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    Mine just twisted & pulled off, just be careful, like M40COO said you could damage the linkage.
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    SOLD Slightly tickled 175.9bhp 2.2 SE2 on 19" vxr's..

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    I just gave mine a twist and a pull and off it came.

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    mine feels like it's been bonded on with something strong....bastid.. ops:

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    Re: Gear Knob Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJ
    is there a link/previous post on how to remove the gearknob?
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

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    Thanks to all, managed to twist it off....new one now in place...
    Will take a couple of shots to show...

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    just bumping this as it appearsto be quite handy and also, tony and anyone else who just twisted off,what year is your astra?
    lean mean weed smoking machine

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