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Old 04-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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2012 Unlimited Sport - Shifter Knobs - 6 speed manuel

After searching for 3 days on the internet I finally saw the shifter/transfer knobs I want... After several phone calls I found out that in 2012 Jeep decided to go away from the thread patterns and went with the spine set up?

Is this true and does anybody know how to remove the OEM knobs?

I really want these new knobs that I found!!!

Please help?

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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YouTube has some how tos

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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It has nothing to do with 2012. They have never been threaded. A good yank will pull it off.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Check out these threads. They may help...seems like some people have a lot more trouble than others:

Shift Knob Removal

Gear shift knob

2012 Shift Knob thread diameter?
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Thanks a bunch! I am gonna try it this weekend!!!!
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Good luck, they are tough to get off. Report back how it went.
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not tough at all...put some vise grips around the midsection of the oem knob, "gently" torque the knob left and right a few times, then it pulls right up.
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not tough at all...put some vise grips around the midsection of the oem knob, "gently" torque the knob left and right a few times, then it pulls right up.
Does this make marks on the knob? Maybe use some cardboard to protect?
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oh, definitely...i should add to do this only if you do not plan on keeping the knob.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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My drake knobs came in the mail. Don't have a jeep yet, but the knobs sure are nice, though they seem kind of small-ish. Can't wait to put them on. 10 weeks since ordering and counting...
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Good luck, they are tough to get off. Report back how it went.
no doubt...I got my 6spd manual knob off with a bit of fighting and cussing!

However, still no luck getting my transfer Case shifter knob off...I have tried lubing it up, grabbing a vise-grip and twisting it side to side, then pounding up with a hammer...no go...may just have get the dremel out and cut the knob off.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #12
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no doubt...I got my 6spd manual knob off with a bit of fighting and cussing!

However, still no luck getting my transfer Case shifter knob off...I have tried lubing it up, grabbing a vise-grip and twisting it side to side, then pounding up with a hammer...no go...may just have get the dremel out and cut the knob off.
I just ordered the Drake Billet Shifter and transfer case knobs in black after the chrome ring came off my '12 sport after 7000 miles.

I have the same question...tons of threads and vids on removing the shifter knob but I've found nothing on the transfer case knob.

Same technique or do you have to basically destroy the transfer knob to get it off?
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Supposed to be same technique but......you may damage it getting it off.

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