Gear knob removal

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  1. V8 Animal

    V8 Animal Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've bought a carbon gear knob for my SL but I've no idea how to fit.
    Anyone replaced one?
    Cheers
     
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    V8 Animal

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    Similar I guess mine has the keyless go too
     
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    Let us know if it works then.

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    I see, electronics involved, I should have asked what year the car is, looks similar alright.
    Might be best to wait to see what others may advise.

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    Loosen the nut (half turn the chrome ring on the bottom of the knob). Pull the shift knob up. Don't twist it, just pull up.
     
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    Looks like I've bought the wrong one, advert says leather surround which would hide the plastic ring.
    I've mailed the seller hopefully they will give me a refund.
     
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    Prefacelift cars had the leather surround. I beleive the knob is the same. Just swap and see if it works. Half a minute job.

    If the nut is different you can swap them too.

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    Whatever you do, do not twist the gear knob whilst pulling it off :ban:

    There are two pins that supply the start/stop switch & break if twisted. :fail Just pull the gear knob straight up.
     
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    There's only one type for sale so if I do manage to fit it the black flange would be on show.
    Still not managed to release the knob on my car I will try again tomorrow.
     
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    Knob on!
     
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    would somebody please advice if this knob will fit my car
     
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