shift knob removal on late model vehicles

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Old 05-03-09, 05:43 PM
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shift knob removal on late model vehicles

alrighty, my friend is in a heated disscussion with me about changing the shift knob on newer vehicles. Im a mechanic and i know that some cant be removed at all without changing the entire column but many have set screws or can either be pulled right off or unscrewed. He has it set in his mind that you cant remove any of them anymore and have to replace everything to get an aftermarket shift knob. If yall dont mind will someone plz let him know whos right in this case?
 
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Old 05-03-09, 05:56 PM
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A lot of the newer cars are pressing them on, so it's a pain, but you can change them. Worst part is you usually have to get it out of the car inorder to get the leverage to get it off.

Your right as far as the set screw, I've seen some where it took a good twenty minutes to find it, but it was there.

Hope that helps
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Old 05-03-09, 06:00 PM
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thanks ya it does help. he now has his head down in defeat
 
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Old 05-03-09, 06:27 PM
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lol, I had one tore apart, laying on my bench, only to see there was a tiny roll pin to take it off.

I was a bit chocked, some tools flew, but I learned to always look before I tear apart.
 
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