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Old 02-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Shift Knob Removal

I know there have been threads before about how to remove the shift knob on manual JK's....but I can't find any videos. So I made one. It's short and to the point. Enjoy:


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Old 02-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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This question comes up about once or twice a month. Nothing like a good visual to explain it. Should come in very handy.

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Thanks...I appreciate the support.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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Why do you need to separate the different pieces? On my 08, I just grabbed the knob and pulled it off. Is there a chance of breaking the pieces if they aren't removed first?

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the vid was wondering how to get the little bugger off:-)
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #6
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perfect. i was just out trying and figured i'd come here and check quick for any advice. thanks - saved me some headache!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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Why do you need to separate the different pieces? On my 08, I just grabbed the knob and pulled it off. Is there a chance of breaking the pieces if they aren't removed first?

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If you are planning on just yanking it off, there really is no need to remove those pieces. There is actually another layer to the onion however. There is another part that comes off in the center of all that. When you remove that part, the clip holding it on the shifter is revealed. Remove that clip and it slides off nice and easy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #9
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Just so you know, this apparently doesn't work for a 2011. I have tried what this video mentioned and even tried a come-along with no luck ... All I have is a mangled OEM shifter knob.

Here is the Vid telling why:



No idea if they kept this for 2012 or if this only for 2010-2011 models ... but it's a serious PITA, I say BOOOO Jeep for doing this
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:45 AM   #10
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As an update to removing a 2010-2011 shift knob, once you remove the outer ring on the top you should see 3 holes around the indicator plate, if you can get a jeweler's screwdriver or maybe an allen wrench in those holes, you can pop the entire indicator plate off and then remove the metal clip holding the rest of the knob on. That way you don't have to totally destroy the OEM knob.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #11
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That's the way I removed mine. Still managed to break something so it will not go back together. Doesn't matter though, I wanted to replace it anyway. Might be the most unnatural feeling shift knob I've ever had in any vehicle.
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The manual shift knob removal is the same for all model year JK's. Some have found it easier tha others to remove. I had to completely dissemble mine to get to that clip. It didn't matter for me because the reason I was replacing it was because it was coming apart to begin with. There are also varying strengths involved when yanking them off.
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The manual shift knob removal is the same for all model year JK's. Some have found it easier tha others to remove. I had to completely dissemble mine to get to that clip. It didn't matter for me because the reason I was replacing it was because it was coming apart to begin with. There are also varying strengths involved when yanking them off.
I don't see how it's possible to just pull the knob off with that clip in there.

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Rock Knobs





Haven't pulled the OEM knobs off yet, but my brother did a nice job sandblasting my custom logos into a couple of Rock Knob blanks.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
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What's left of my 4wd knob ...


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