Void the warranty? How? By replacing volvo parts with volvo parts? Sounds like someone at the dealer is trying to cover there arse incase they screw something up.I called a couple of dealerships and they had no idea if it could be done or not and no one was too willing to look into it. One said I could order the parts for $470 (knob, bezel, and housing) and they could try to put it on for me but that doing so would void the warranty. Very disappointing because the '13 version is so much nicer than the '12...
There are at least three pictures of it at http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?177940-Just-picked-up-a-2013-S60-T5-AWD!!!.Anybody have a good pic. to share of the 2013 shifter?
It feels like they used Gorrila Glass for the plastic, so it shouldn't scratch.I'm sure I would like the new shifter in person if I bothered to go check it out as I think the pictures posted here don't do it justice. The clear plastic (?) top looks like it would get scratched over time. I guess I don't mind the leather one that came with the car.
http://www.volvopartswebsite.com/OEMParts/volvo-158/3/31325257.htmlHere is a link. The guy has changed his gear knob.
Someone did it over on the XC60 forum and it cost over $800 to do; I could do a lot more things with that $800.http://www.volvopartswebsite.com/OEMParts/volvo-158/3/31325257.html
Looks like the part is only $120. It's hard to tell if that includes the shift boot (can't be that expensive) I think the guy installed it without changing the shift module such that sport mode is on the right. If that's what costs the extra $500 in parts to change then I can't see why you would bother.
Yes, but I think that guy had it shifting to the left for sport mode. I figure you'd have to change much more than just the shift knob to make that change. If you did it with sport mode going to the right you wouldn't have as much to do. It may look odd when the shifter says go left and you go right, but if that's what ups the cost then I think a lot of people wouldn't care. I actually prefer sport mode going to the right (I'm pretty sure I'm a minority there).Someone did it over on the XC60 forum and it cost over $800 to do; I could do a lot more things with that $800.