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    Question Just Before I Try And Remove This, Can It Be Removed???

    Bonjourno To All,

    I Have Just Got A Titanium Insert For My Gear Knob, I Have The Metal Standard Gsi Mk4 Type Gear Knob Fitted With The Black Insert.

    Can I Remove The Black Insert And Fit The Titanium One, Its Just Ive Tried To Move It And It Wont Budge.

    I Know You Can Change Them On The Standard Black Leather Gear Knobs Easily, But Can You Change Em On The Metal Gsi Gear Knobs??

    Any Help, Or Whats Best To Pop It Out, Appreciated.

    Dont Wana Butcher My Knob Up!!!

    Cheers Dudes And Dudetts

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    Don't know if this bears any relevance to your problem, i've got a MK3 with the leather gear knob and i can prise the insert out with a toothpick.

    Push it into the side and try to go round the insert to loosen it up slighty, then just pop it out.

    Hope this helps.
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    Don't know if I'm wrong, but the gearknob's aren't metal, either silver plastic or painted plastic - The wife's is the same on her linea rossa (apart from the red gear pattern instead of silver)

    The only way I could see of getting it out is to destroy the original insert and remove it that way somehow. However I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS SO IT'S JUST A GUESS! Don't do it if you aren't too sure.
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    surely cant you lever it out with a screw driver? failing that heat it with a hairdryer to melt the glue slightly? just a thought
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