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    Changing the shifter knob Ques

    Hey guys, I wanted to change the stock "hurst" shifter knob on my M6 to a classic round (sphere) one... My question is:
    Can I just twist/take off the stock knob one or do I need to replace the whole shifter stick?
    Or is it worse than I though it would be and have to replace the whole thing and get a new shifter/short throw kit?

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    twist off, then twist new one on... assuming they have the same thread patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver02TA
    twist off, then twist new one on... assuming they have the same thread patterns
    Just tried it and it doesn't want to move at all. It starts torque-ing the stick and the stick bends alittle...

    So do I keep on twisting ignoring the little flexing of the stick? Or do something else?

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    It should unscrew on M6's. On an auto, you have to remove a pin (which is a real PITA BTW), and then it pops off.

    Maybe it's glued on .

    Also try a wrench to hold the stick, and larger one (ie. a pipe wrench) to use to twist the "knob". Since your replacing it, doesn't matter if it gets scratched. And the stick gets covered by the boot. Not sure why it's not moving...

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    Last edited by graphicsgod; 10-02-2005 at 11:27 PM.

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    mine needs a little persuasion from time to time to remove it. maybe from the heat cycles it goes through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redls1bird
    mine needs a little persuasion from time to time to remove it. maybe from the heat cycles it goes through?
    Hmmm... dunno. Been like this ever since I got it. Well, I'll try the wrench thing when I find the exact shifter knob that I am looking for. Thanks guys!

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    I have the same problem man so it's not only you. When replace my clutch. I tried to remove the shift nob and did the exact same thing. Good luck though!

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    from the factory they put loctite on the know threads so you gotta twist really hard. If I were you, get a short stick and an aftermarket knob. Trust me, you'll appreciate the shorter throws

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