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    Urgent Help! Gearknob removal....

    Hate doing a Urgent thread but as it is now getting dark and I am a bit clueless as to how to get further and I need the car later. Can anyone help.

    Right then I have removed the gearknob and underneath is a palastic frame bit into which the bit that you pull up goes into. There is a spring of sorts under this. So the question is do I remove this and fit the collar from the Richbrook gear knob onto this? If not do I fit the collar onto this? Anyone know that has done this?

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    anyone.....??

    And before anyone asks yes I did search the forum but none of the other threads seem to meantions this plastic over?

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    I'm not quite with what you're up to . Are you just replacing the knob?

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    Yup. I have removed the Rubber bit, but underneath is a plastic frame into which the reverse bit slids into. Innthat plastic bit is a spring. Do I remove the plastic bit and fasten the collar of the new ear knob onto this ?

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    ffoeg I have a pic of the offending bit that I can pm you. I would post it up but Fotopics is down.

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    You need to keep the plastic collar and spring as they are, the new knob should fit above them with space for the collar to move under the knob when you are selecting reverse (lift reverse)

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    gottcha now

    Leave the (sliding) plastic stem in place, and the spring (which is part of the lift reverse mechanism), and simply fit the knob in place on the exposed metal shaft. Check you can still get reverse once fitted

    I found that the grubscrew wasn't long enough to fill the keyway in the shaft so had to shape a sliver of hard plastic to fill the groove up, and then fit the konb - that is of course if you intend putting the grub screw round the back so it's can't be seen

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    SO I remove the top plastic bit, and leave the spring and the other plastic bit (the slidey bit) as is? i.e. I put the collar direct on the metal shaft of the gear stick?

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    Yep you should have an inch and a bit of bare metal shaft (splined with a key way in it) - the rest is covered by the slidy plasitc bit, and the spring sits in the cup on top of that.

    fit the konb to the shaft, and the spring should compress under the recess in the bottom of the knob

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    GeofF I have sent you a email.

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