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    Thumbs Up Replacing Gear Gator

    need to replace a gear gator on an astra sxi 2002 (mark 4?)

    is it simple enough to do? anyone done said task, that could give me some pointers?

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    Should be on the how to do section
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weg90 View Post
    Should be on the how to do section
    Nope, only a guide for replacing the knob

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    It is a really easy job, remove the gear knob (mine was a pull off) being careful of the gear linkage arms, once you have the gear knob off the hard bit is done. You need to remove the plastic under the handbrake which will reveal two screws holding the gear gaitor surround down. Undo these, then you should be able to see how the old gaitor comes off. Literally, putting the new gaitor on is a reversal of removing the old one. 5 Minute job max.

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    I read somewhere yesterday that you dont have to remove the gear knob.
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    Astra Mk4 SRi Turbo Blog - Feel free to comment both good or bad.

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    Thanks gents, thats bang on

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    You don't need to remove the knob. Once you release it from the gear surround pull it up inside out & you will see a cable tie that secures the top of the gaitor to the gearlever, cut it with a pair of snips & it will come off over the knob, though it is a tight fit.
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    cool just gotta wait until Wednesday / Thursday to pick it up

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