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    Richbrook Gearknob

    Evening guys/gals
    Am looking at the Richbrook Vauxhall Gearknobs such as this:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Richbrook-Vaux...1%7C240%3A1318

    I've heard that its hard to replace the standard gearknob on a Mk4 Astra?
    This being an official Vauxhall product, how easy is it to do? (Esentially could a complete novice fit it?)
    Also has anyones any pics of ones installed in their Astra's?

    Help, as always, is greatly appreciated guys

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    Not an astra but a zafira but it's the same thing.



    It was dead easy to fit. Just cut off the old one and fit the collar from the new one and screw on the main part.
    Summit White Astra J GTC VXR 2.0L Petrol Turbo (276 PS) with Aero Pack and 20's

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    i got it on mine theres a how to on it

    heres mine



    its simply cut the hold on off and put the collar on the new one!
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    Depends on which gearknob you have and how much you care about the original. There is a how to on the Tecnical Guides, but basically you can cut the rubber gearknob off and replace with the richbrook. If you have a metal gearknob its a little more tricky, you have to heat it up and then pull to remove. I'm still trying to remove my metal gearknob with no real luck. Hope this helps, if not heres a link to the technical guide: http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...al/gearnob.pdf

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    I had quite alot of trouble with mine, cut too much off and shortened the actual stick, but hay ho it was worth it in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_van View Post
    I had quite alot of trouble with mine, cut too much off and shortened the actual stick, but hay ho it was worth it in the end
    Well thats one way of getting a short shifter.
    Summit White Astra J GTC VXR 2.0L Petrol Turbo (276 PS) with Aero Pack and 20's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonman View Post
    Well thats one way of getting a short shifter.
    wasnt done intentionally

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    I fitted one to Kirsty's car when I had it, piece of cake to do.
    Gaz

    No longer owns an Astra


    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    I never cut anything when i fitted my richbrook gear knob Bolted straight on and looked and worked fine

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