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Copying chris, I ordered a C70M shift knob, which arrived today. First impression is it's not quite as soft and supple as I thought it would be, but still nicer than the plastic-y feeling OEM I've got.

Anyway, the instructions actually make it sound rather simple to replace. Like there's a couple of tabs you depress on the sides of the old knob using a pipe wrench to release it. Am I delusional to think this might be accurate???

[Edit]: just went out and pulled up the boot "skirt"
. There's a rigid plastic "ring" at the base of the OEM knob that seemingly will prevent access to the buttons on the side of the knob. There's nothing but silver rod under the skirt.


Modified by pelicanflyt at 8:45 PM 4-1-2009
 

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I am glad you posted this! I have a leather one in mine, but it is different than the one above. I'll have to order that one!
 

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Re: Got my new shift knob today (pelicanflyt)

The plastic ring is part of the boot - you need to release the two tabs on that (where the openings are in this pic, I snapped mine off), pull it down off the knob base, then you can access the two tabs evident on your new shifter knob.



What are you doing with the old knob? Is it like mine -without the red leather?



..I could use a spare to play with for experimentation...
 

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This is the bit I'm referring to.
I see no tab or way to release it.

Nothing here either?


Modified by pelicanflyt at 7:48 PM 4-2-2009
 

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I am glad you posted this! I have a leather one in mine, but it is different than the one above. I'll have to order that one!

In case you're not able to read the part No., it's 8671189.
 

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Re: Got my new shift knob today (pelicanflyt)

I hope you have better luck than me


The new one pulls on and off easily.
 

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They changed the design in 2000 or 2001, I don't know if that new one will go on your old shifter.

The old shifter is the one that people say "stand up through the sunroof and pull with all your might" or "cut it off".
 

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Chris got his on, but he had to cut the old one off. Maybe Hussein knows a secret though . . .
 

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The newer C70 knob fits nicely on the '98s:



Cut off I did



a little blurry but you can see I kept going higher until I could finally trim off the plastic:


The new setup:
 

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Re: (pelicanflyt)

possibly, if you can separate the trim ring from knob or trim the knob off near the top, where I found the knob finally released.

If you use a dremmel to cut, throw some plastic around to catch all of the tiny pieces that come off.

I tried twisting, pulling, using a pipe wrench but gave up and went to a dremmel.
 

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The newer C70 knob fits nicely on the '98s:


Cut off I did

The new setup:
Hmmmm, no plastic "ring" on Chris's new setup. Now I'm wondering, is the ring what holds on the old knob and makes it impossible to remove the knob? If so, is the ring integrated into the old boot? I want to save my boot.
 

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The ring right below the knob is part of the knob, not the boot.
 

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Dunno about the older ones but on my '01 and '04 it's 12mm.
 

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around $70 from Waltrip.
 

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$68 from tasca also. I just bought a wood one. It's nice, except they printed the shift pattern on it in white ink, right on the wood. Kinda looks tacky.
 

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Re: Got my new shift knob today (lookforjoe)

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What are you doing with the old knob? Is it like mine -without the red leather?



..I could use a spare to play with for experimentation...
Old one is trashed. But how did you get your boot to snug up around the base of your shift knob like that?
 
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