How to Replace a Gear Shift Knob in Your Car How to Replace a Gear Shift Knob in Your Car
Driving with a gear shift knob that is not right for the car or continues to come off in your hand is tremendously frustrating. The good news is that replacing the gear shift knob in your car is a very simple process that can be done within a few minutes. Here are the steps to take to change your gear shift knob.
Step 1: Set Emergency Brake
When working on the gear shift knob, you will need to place it in neutral. This will give you much better control over the gear shift. Set the emergency brake first and then set the car in neutral.
Step 2: Screw off Gear Shift Knob
There are two ways the gear shift can be connected to the shifter. The first is through a thread directly into the bottom of the knob. If this is the case, simply turn the knob in a counterclockwise direction and remove it. There may also be a screw that holds the knob onto the shifter. Use an Allen wrench to remove this set screw and pull the knob straight up.
Step 3: Install New Gear Shift Knob
Depending on the way that you removed the gear shift knob, you will need to install the new one in the same manner. Tighten the knob and check out how well it fits by shifting through the gears.