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Old 12-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Shift knob removal

Can someone tell me how to remove the shift knob on a 2012 JK rubicon? Thanks

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Old 12-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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I'm interested too! I want to replace the one on my '14.

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Old 12-21-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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Usually you unscrew it ore it may be bonded.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #4
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Use a thin flat blade screw driver and pry the plastic chrome piece off the bottom, and the plastic chrome trim on the top, get a large pair of pliers and give the knob a couple 1/4 turns each way then just pull off. They are not threaded and as long as you are careful it will all come off with no damage. I swapped mine out about a month ago, but I didn't take any pics of the process, sorry.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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if it's a manual transmission a good solid pull will do the trick. just don't smack your self with it when it comes loose LOL
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:11 AM   #6
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if it's a manual transmission a good solid pull will do the trick. just don't smack your self with it when it comes loose LOL
I would watch someone smacking their self with a fist of shifter knob on YouTube all day. Hahaha
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #7
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Here is a clip on the removal of the shifter knob. I'm not sure of the year of the Jeep.

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Old 12-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #8
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I followed the YouTube video and it worked like a charm! And I didn't even smack myself in the face when the knob came off!! Lol
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #9
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Grab the knob firmly and yank. It may take several hard, firm yanks to get it off.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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Grab the knob firmly and yank. It may take several hard, firm yanks to get it off.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #11
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Grab the knob firmly and yank. It may take several hard, firm yanks to get it off.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #12
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slight twist and pull hard
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:29 AM   #13
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I was thinking about replacing mine but sounds like a headache lol
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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I was thinking about replacing mine but sounds like a headache lol
To be honest the only reason I replaced mine is one day it simply fell off. I think I was pulling on it too much.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #15
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Stand over it, both hands, a strong pull straight up. Took all of two minutes to do both shifter and TC.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:57 PM   #16
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Plastic Shifter Bezel Broken? No Need to Remove Knob!

The plastic bezel separated from the shifter boot on my 2008 Wrangler 'X', 6 speed manual trans.
The factory plastic bezel is held on by plastic nubbies that, when broken, offer little option but replacing the bezel.
I suppose that one could drill holes in this bezel and buy some small hex bolts and nuts and reinstall the old bezel easily enough, but I found a nice billet aluminum bezel in my Quadratec catalog.
I installed the Rugged Ridge (black anodized) bezel easily, WITHOUT REMOVING THE SHIFTER KNOB!
I read all the posts about removing the shifter knob, gave mine a few pretty hard tugs, and then realized that even thought the directions specify removing the knob, I wouldn't really have to.
I would recommend laying down a sheet under your work area, though, because the screws, nuts, and washers are pretty small and your fingers are not--reminds me of a joke;
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A: Have you ever seen their fingers?
Anyway, guaranteed you will drop one and it'll go directly under the seat and find it's way under the carpet pan never to be found by you. (Or me, in this particular instance).
That is all.
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...apparently, I like the word "BEZEL".
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:50 PM   #18
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Here is a clip on the removal of the shifter knob. I'm not sure of the year of the Jeep.

Jeep shift knob removal - YouTube
Thanks for the link ATX14
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #19
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Careful, if you yank your knob hard enough, it will fall off!
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:13 PM   #20
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Thanks for the link ATX14
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