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    Unhappy Auto gear knob!

    X-reg 1.8CDX Auto - the black plastic button keeps popping out (the big main button - not the 'sport mode' selector)!! Fine when nice and relaxed getting out of my drive, but it'll be a pain groping around in the foot well for it in a dark car park with a queue of impatient drivers waiting for me to 'find' reverse!

    Any ideas how to fix it? (Ideally without having to buy and fit a new complete knob!!)

    Cheers,
    Gaz

    PS. Only had the car a couple of days. As time goes by we'll probably be finding all sorts of niggle to ask about!

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    best way would to buy a new gearshifter
    should be able to get them cheap

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    What, the entire lever?

    Sounds like a big job!!

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    Hi mate how did you fix this, i have searched all over to find out how to remove the gearstick and cant find a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by inNOCtrol View Post
    Hi mate how did you fix this, i have searched all over to find out how to remove the gearstick and cant find a thing
    you need to remove the cover to unbolt the gear stick

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    I had the exact same problem when I bought my Astra 4 yrs ago from a main dealer ,
    there is no easy fix for it they had to replace the whole gearshift at their expense mind if I remember right it was close to £160 then ,
    So if it was me I would be searching the NET for a used one ,I come across
    one at my local breakers early this year and grabbed it to stick in the garage just in case it was only a tenner hope your as lucky
    Phil

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