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Old 06-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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Gear Shift Knob Replace

I have looked all over the net and have not seen anything that looks like its right for gear shift knob removal for my 06' unlimited. Please help if you know anything.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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?? are you tring to remove the knob?

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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Use a small flat bladed screwdriver or knife and pry out the plastic shift pattern from the top of the shift knob. Once that is off, you'll see a lock nut underneath that holds the knob tightly to the shift lever. Remove that lock nut and the knob will then easily unscrew from the shift lever.
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Careful not to break that shift pattern piece as i did
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I am thinking of putting a gernade there in it's place!
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Jerry is correct again. Before you go to pry the shift pattern botton out, heat the rubber up with a heat gun or hair dryer. It will help from jacking the rubber up and make it easier to remove the botton.




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I am thinking of putting a gernade there in it's place!
Make one. Don't pay $50 bucks from a supplier for one. I picked my up for $6 at a local surplus store.

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Jerry is correct again. Before you go to pry the shift pattern botton out, heat the rubber up with a heat gun or hair dryer. It will help from jacking the rubber up and make it easier to remove the botton.






Make one. Don't pay $50 bucks from a supplier for one. I picked my up for $6 at a local surplus store.

that is awesome how exactly did you do that
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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that is awesome how exactly did you do that
they sell shift knobs like that. they are WWII surplus grenades. i have one that i'm not using anymore. pm me if you're interested.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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to get the shifter off.... tighten the knob as much as you can and then unscrew the knob.... it should unscrew the bolt.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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thanks I got the old off and the new on, the little screw driver was the key!
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Here's my Shifter Customs!!!

Guiness & grenade

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Gear knob replacement

They must have changed the attachment method in the 2009 model, because this doesn't work on mine.
I'be gotten the plastic disc off the top, then pried off the top half of the knob to reveal a square plastic feature. That's where I'm at now. I see no screws nor any other feature to release the knob. Anyone have other ideas or inputs?
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #13
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made my own. "8 ball" i like it
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:19 PM   #14
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6 speed gear knob

Does anyone have a factory gear knob off a 6 speed they would trade for a grenade? call me 256.654.1315
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:18 AM   #15
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grab it like a man and twist counter clockwise
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Yea, how exactly did you make a custom 8-ball or grenade gear shifter? I would love one of the grenade ones, but I don't have $40 for the quadratec ones.

As another question, what side thread is my 1999 TJ AX15?
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Yea, how exactly did you make a custom 8-ball or grenade gear shifter? I would love one of the grenade ones, but I don't have $40 for the quadratec ones.

As another question, what side thread is my 1999 TJ AX15?
I am assuming everybody has just drilled and tapped the grenade. It might be best to buy an assortment of nuts and bolts. Pretty handy and if you need to figure out a thread size you can cross reference it with your set. If your set is not labeled then you can just take your nut that fit the thread into a ace or hardware store and work backwards from there.
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2007 jk shifter knob removal????

Hello, does anyone know how to remove the manual shifter knob on a 2007-2011 jeep wrangler. I removed to top piece and found no retention nut and it does not twist off GRRRRRRR!!
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07 and up are not threaded, as I read while perusing some of the JK forums. It some kind of press-fit.
IIRC, you remove the stock knob by tapping it off with a hammer/slide from the bottom side, then you have to glue on the new knob.
Refer to JK forums for more accurate info from JK owners.
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Yea, how exactly did you make a custom 8-ball or grenade gear shifter? I would love one of the grenade ones, but I don't have $40 for the quadratec ones.

As another question, what side thread is my 1999 TJ AX15?

someone over at the 4sale forum sells 8 balls for Jeeps.

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Very Helpful

Thanks Bro, that information is very helpful. You are the man, thanks again. Ill post up some pictures later...



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Use a small flat bladed screwdriver or knife and pry out the plastic shift pattern from the top of the shift knob. Once that is off, you'll see a lock nut underneath that holds the knob tightly to the shift lever. Remove that lock nut and the knob will then easily unscrew from the shift lever.
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they sell shift knobs like that. they are WWII surplus grenades. i have one that i'm not using anymore. pm me if you're interested.
Its a long shot, I know... but do you still have that shifter knob that you'd like to get rid of?

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