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Kangaroo21 04-19-2012 09:54 PM

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? :banghead:

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

Please help?

Thanks!!!!

Ifinallygota21v 04-19-2012 09:59 PM

YouTube has some how tos

daggo66 04-19-2012 10:04 PM

It has nothing to do with 2012. They have never been threaded. A good yank will pull it off.

kbwwolf 04-19-2012 10:12 PM

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?

Kangaroo21 04-20-2012 11:47 AM

Thanks a bunch! I am gonna try it this weekend!!!!

jk'n 04-20-2012 12:03 PM

Good luck, they are tough to get off. Report back how it went.

SlackerMD 04-20-2012 12:12 PM

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.

jk'n 04-20-2012 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlackerMD (Post 2283206)
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?

SlackerMD 04-20-2012 12:39 PM

oh, definitely...i should add to do this only if you do not plan on keeping the knob.

GonzoBobH 04-20-2012 12:54 PM

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...

Revyjku08 04-20-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jk'n (Post 2283178)
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.:nonono:

JeepR kReapR 11-05-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revyjku08 (Post 2283448)
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.:nonono:

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?

SilverSport 11-05-2012 08:37 PM

Supposed to be same technique but......you may damage it getting it off.


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