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    Gearknob removal help please?

    Iv just got my new gear knob, now the fun part of trying to get the old one off, have looked through some old threads but no recent ones with pix, iv managed to get the rubber gear knob off just by sawing it off as it wouldnt pull off, didnt try twisting as heard this can cause damage problems, now i just thought it would be a case of sticking the other one on until i got to the inner metal part, now i dont know what to do lol, any help?




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    i took my gearknob off yesterday and it didnt look like that when i took the knob off - i would just batter that plastic thing off with a hammer and flathead screw driver
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    this might be of some help to ya fella!!
    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...l/gearknob.pdf
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    would do apart from its not plastic, its metal, thats what was left underneath after breaking off the rubber gear knob surround!

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    yeah it is kinda helpful apart from the fact that when it tells you to hack saw off the soft aluminium underlying piece, it didnt mention that part of the actual gear stick stalk is inside, so now my gear stick is half an inch shorter than it used to be which is gonna make it a lot harder to get the new gear knob to grip onto!

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    thinkin its pretty much ****ed now, i cant get it to fit at all, anyone know how much a new gear stick is!?

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    get a pair of grips longer the better and should twist off

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    what should twist off? the metal piece is completely off now, but also missing about 1" inch of the gear stick shaft aswell, think iv nackered it!

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    New shifter bit from a scrappy = probably around £20, then try again
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    just tried my local vauxhall scrap yard, hardly get any coupe bits in and dont have any gear shifters either, i might attempt to take off the leather gear surround and see if theres a way of lowering the leather surround and lowering the reverse mechanism so itll give me enough shaft to stick in the new gear knob, pain in the buttox, wish id never started now!

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