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Old 09-26-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Shift knob removal

Hey guys, im trying to put on an aftermarket shift knob on my '00 tj and for some reason (maybe im an idiot) i cant seem to get the old one off...i've done it for every other stick shift vehicle i've owned but for this one im stuck...anyone else out there change their shift knob and can help spread knowledge cause im really feeling like a retard right now. thanks

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #2
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You have to remove the shift pattern (the plastic piece on top of the shifter knob)...under it is a nut.

You can use a little flat head screw driver to pry it out....if you don't want to mess up the rubber part of the knob...warm it up with a heat gun or hair drier. This will soften the rubber.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Remove the panel with the shift pattern on it and remove the nut.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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If it's like my '05, pry the shift pattern off with a small flat blade screwdriver (heating it first helps), then remove the nut. It will unscrew then.

Man, I must be getting old and slow. 2 beat me to it.
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Hey Eric,

Not sure if it the same as the 204. To remove the knob on the 2004, we had to pry out the disk in the top of the knob that has the shift pattern in it. There is a nut inside that hold the knob.

Hope that is helpful.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if anyone's told you yet, but you have to take off the shift pattern and then remove the nut.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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This is getting funny... this post is just to add you don't actually have to remove the nut, just loosen it a half-turn or so. It's a lock nut to hold the knob in position so the shift pattern is straight.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #8
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:37 PM   #9
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Haha wow it was that simple, I feel retarded...Thanks for the help
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:42 PM   #10
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Well I was tempted to answer this question too...but I'll refrain. However, does anybody have recommendations for a cheap but decent quality shift knob? Right now I have a leather one from Chinamart on there...but it is longer and has increased my throw between gears. Kinda counterproductive...

I love the look of the rock knobs...but they sure aren't cheap...and quadratec has some nice ones if you feel the need to sell a kidney for one.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #12
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2 min with the hair dryer
Remove shift pattern with small blade screwdriver
Socket - remove retaining nut
Unscrew shifter knob

5 minute job.
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Man, I was gonna say hacksaw!
A cheap replacement if you like T handles is the Hurst from the auto parts store. I spent 30 bucks on it and it is made out of a solid chunk of aluminum.
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You can go to army surplus store and get deactivated pineapple grenade for about 10$ drill and tap (i think it is 8mmx 1.25) and have a real peice of history in your hand !!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:15 AM   #15
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10 X 1.5
go slow, that's cast and brittle, but it can be done.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #16
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I had a heck of a time trying to find one to fit the metric threads (Thanks Chrysler). I finally ordered one from epcoshiftknobs.com. It was made to my specs with the correct thread of 10x1.5 for about $40 shipped. This company makes bowling balls so you know the knob will last.
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Man, I was gonna say hacksaw!
A cheap replacement if you like T handles is the Hurst from the auto parts store. I spent 30 bucks on it and it is made out of a solid chunk of aluminum.
Nice handle, but one small bit of advice...
Be very careful about grabbing ahold that thing in extreme temperatures. If your Jeep been sitting in the sun for awhile, or it's the dead of winter...you may want to have a glove or a rag handy!
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I have a 2004 TJ so what is the bolt size on the shifter
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #19
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Just want to plug a company I had great success with here. The knob sure wasn't cheap, but it was handmade in Florida, and the artist that makes them is such a kind lady. You can find her on etsy if you search silverfox wood studios. Not the best picture ever, but this cocobolo knob is beautiful. You can get them in any thread pattern under the sun.
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…does anybody have recommendations for a cheap but decent quality shift knob?
I have this one ($30) — Also available in white:
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I'm not sure if anyone's told you yet, but you have to take off the shift pattern and then remove the nut.

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