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can any one tell me how to remove a gtv gear knob does it just unscrew or is there more to it than that ?
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Re: gtv gear knob

god everyone seems to be changing their knobs recently!! Its a pull off one but iv heard it is very hard to get off! some resort to chopping it in half!!
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Re: gtv gear knob

Yes... If it's like the 155 one there is a flattened face with a metal notch on the gear lever and the knob has a shaped plastic insert that presses down and "clicks" onto this notch.

To remove the knob, effectively you have to get the plastic moulding to ride over the notch (obviously the moulding is designed not to). So you have to tug it a lot or eventually cut it.

If you twist it as you pull it, you have more chance to make it come off (ooer! )


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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by Ralf S. View Post
Yes... If it's like the 155 one there is a flattened face with a metal notch on the gear lever and the knob has a shaped plastic insert that presses down and "clicks" onto this notch.

To remove the knob, effectively you have to get the plastic moulding to ride over the notch (obviously the moulding is designed not to). So you have to tug it a lot or eventually cut it.

If you twist it as you pull it, you have more chance to make it come off (ooer! )


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The action you need is Twist and pull..........HARD but not too hard Lol
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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by joeydawson View Post
god everyone seems to be changing their knobs recently!! Its a pull off one but iv heard it is very hard to get off! some resort to chopping it in half!!
I take it thats why i haven't seen an original on ebay...I recently bought my GTV, and it has a tacky (IMO) metal one, that looks horrible and is freezing first thing in the morning!
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Re: gtv gear knob

Aye twist and screw should do it!

so many different types to choose from when you get a replacement...

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories
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My original one was quite badly worn, some black leather dye and a good clean once it had dried with leather cleaner has made it look like new again The after market ones all look pretty tacky IMO.
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My original one was quite badly worn, some black leather dye and a good clean once it had dried with leather cleaner has made it look like new again The after market ones all look pretty tacky IMO.
I tend to agree the leather is better..!
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i do think tha 99% of ebay GTV gearnobs are tacky and awfull but the only one i would buy is this one....the chrome would work well woth the door handles and the black with the rest of the interior...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gear-Knob-M5-L...1%7C240%3A1318
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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by joeydawson View Post
i do think tha 99% of ebay GTV gearnobs are tacky and awfull but the only one i would buy is this one....the chrome would work well woth the door handles and the black with the rest of the interior...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gear-Knob-M5-L...1%7C240%3A1318

Sorry but

How about this one?

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Re: gtv gear knob

has anyone got an idea where to get an original leather gtv knob? Does any dealer still have a stash of them that anyone knows of?
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MomoShop - If you are looking for an Momo Anatomic Long - Black Leather Gearknob (M15511611111) click here Momo

This one probably is very similar to the original one.
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Re: gtv gear knob

Cheers ASG. That looks the nearest to the one I have got unless I go trawling around breakers yards for one
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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by ASG GTV View Post
Cheers, I think I'll invest in one of those on pay day...

At the momment, it has this:

Taky gear knob
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wow thats awful!!!
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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by joeydawson View Post
wow thats awful!!!
, I know mate....it has a metal handbrake lever as well, but I can just about live with that for the time being...
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Re: gtv gear knob

DAMN MAN!

That is pretty bad! I'd get a leather one.
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Re: gtv gear knob

original alfa leather one to replace the very worn one in my gtv is £68 from Mango, at the moment there are other things to spend that on!
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Re: gtv gear knob

Originally Posted by duggy View Post
Cheers ASG. That looks the nearest to the one I have got unless I go trawling around breakers yards for one
If you do get it let me know how it is.
I've been thinking about replacing mine but you can't get these in a shop and view them and I don't want to spend the money then see I don't like it.
So you could be the ginnipig
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Re: gtv gear knob

Mangoletsi had a few 3.0 GTV ones but wait for it.............they're approx. £90 Cough, cough, cough...... but that is the price of an OE part from a few dealers so it depends if you want to do it that much.
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Re: gtv gear knob

My old knob on the '55 just wore out.. It was a bit of a 'mare to find something non-tacky...


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