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Gear shift knob removal .

Old 02-27-2019, 07:11 PM
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Default Gear shift knob removal .

I know there are a lot of older posts on this subject and Iv read quiet a few , but Im still a little confused on how to remove the gear shift knob., I downloaded this diagram from an older post , I have a 2007 XKR the diagram says just twist the knob off., but mine has the locking collar ( top pic ) . Anyway my question Is , Is there a special tool to loosen the locking collar ? I thought about wrapping something around the collar as not to damage it and using a set of mole grips to loosen It .

Thanks for any advice .

Old 02-27-2019, 08:23 PM
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I wrapped the collar in a layer of microfiber towel and used a needle nose vise-grip to turn it clockwise while turning the knob counter clockwise. I know that some have struggled with this, but mine came off pretty easily.
Old 02-27-2019, 10:45 PM
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Plus, I'd heat it up first with a hair dryer (but not so hot as to damage the leather). That should make it easier to remove.
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