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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Shift Knob on a 2009

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Tried to gently pry it off, then tried unscrewing it, but nothing. Anyone know whats the trick in removing the round shift knob on a 2010 with sports package (dont know if it matters).

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That is the most bullshit video,on the TC's and I think SC's.There is a cap on top the knob,you gotta take that off,and undo a screw. Then on the left and right side of the knob,insert a flat head screw driver on each side and pry it upwards. Its a massive bitch to do
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That is the most bullshit video,on the TC's and I think SC's.There is a cap on top the knob,you gotta take that off,and undo a screw. Then on the left and right side of the knob,insert a flat head screw driver on each side and pry it upwards. Its a massive bitch to do
Thanks, super. Yeah, I found that youtube too, but didnt seem to help. Like I said, I have the Sports package, and may be different setup internally (maybe not)than that cheapo knob on the video(stock knob). Anyway, I will try your advice and see. So, you say, on top of my knob, I should pry the cap/cover off?

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Rounded 'ball' knob on the non SS/TC trims are held on with little tabs like the one in the above video. You have to grab the ring for the shifter boot at the base, then turn it counter clockwise to release, then push the boot down, then release the little tabs from the raised ring on the shaft.

The SS/SC and SS/TC from 2006 and onward should have a screw under the pattern plate. The 05's were just press on (and would commonly pop off as a result).


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Sheesh. No luck with any of the above tips, guys. Kinda getting discouraged. I tried to gently pry off the chrome cap on top of the shift lever, and SNAP! Almost destroyed it- it is glued down with a tough tacky 2 sided tape.

Also, then tried the counter clockwise direction to the ring below, and useless excersise as it just spins with no unlocking action whatso ever. Yes, I did push down as I turned- no luck.....

Kinda running out of options. How did chevy do this??????????
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Well, its Friday night, and I have to consider returning my new cool shift knob. I know yous tried to help, but looks like no one has any more ideas. I apreciated the tips just the same.......
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post a pic of it an maybe someone can tell ya somethin..idk

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post a pic of it an maybe someone can tell ya somethin..idk
Yea post a pic, it is replacing a shift knob for crying out loud, don't return your new knob.
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I KNOW HOW! don't return your shift knob.

I have an 09. Take a vice grip and adjust it so that it fits tight on the base of the shifter (thin part on the bottom not the top ball part). Take off the boot. Now, take a hammer and gently hammer at the vice grips upwards. You will see the shifter start to slowly move up. Keep hitting at it and it will work its way off. It's basically held on by pressure. You'll see at first when you start hitting, the two knobs that hold the shift boot retainer have a kind of groove behind them on the shaft, which holds the shifter on.

Good luck. Take some decent whacks at it but don't hurt yourself or your car :P

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