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Old 10-05-2011, 04:10 PM
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2011 automatic shift knob removal

I've read several procedures, the least likely requires the use of a pipe wrench.

I'm sure there's a set screw, but where and how do I access it?

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I've tried to get mine off without success, but I read on a forum yesterday that someone used a flat blade screwdriver to lever the lower ring away from the bottom of the actual knob, and then the knob pulled off easily.
I'm in San Diego at the moment and my JK is over the Pacific in Oz, so will have to wait another week before I get home to try it.

Maybe you can try and let us know.

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A buddy of mine and I were talking at work today about this. He said you just need a good grip and give it one he'll of a yank, and it will pop right off. I forgot to ask how it went back on. I'll ask tomorrow if no one answers that question before then.
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Why do you want to remove it?
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Mine was easy to remove, but it's an '08 and I heard--they're different-

Put wide blade screwdriver at small crease, near bottom of plastic shifter colum and "TAP", bottom sleeve falls away and there's a small torx set screw on the drivers side !



I don't know ifit'll work on the '11

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Stuttering is not controlled easily
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Maybe he just wants to changeit, like I did !


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Maybe he just wants to changeit, like I did !
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To wha wha wha wha...........oh SHOOT!, WHAT?
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Maybe he isn't happy with the existing JK/JKU automatic (42rle) transmission shifting "palm unit"-


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To wha wha wha wha...........oh SHOOT!, WHAT?
Perhaps he has a new "formula" racing inspired design, that needs to be tried out on a Rubicon ready competition JKUR-----or

Just needs to remove the console !!

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Here's my reason for changing the existing knob

I have had in my possession, a brand new cyclic control grip (aka joystick) from an actual helicopter. It is complete with all buttons/wiring.


I'd love to install it with each the buttons controlling some part of the electrical system on the Jeep, but I'm pretty sure that would void the warranty. At a minimum, I just want to use it asthe shifter in place of the stock shift knob, as it would be a nice little 'bump' to the "COD:Black Ops" trim already installed.

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I have had in my possession, a brand new cyclic control grip (aka joystick) from an actual helicopter. It is complete with all buttons/wiring.

I'd love to install it with each the buttons controlling some part of the electrical system on the Jeep, but I'm pretty sure that would void the warranty. At a minimum, I just want to use it asthe shifter in place of the stock shift knob, as it would be a nice little 'bump' to the "COD:Black Ops" trim already installed.

I'm attaching pics so you can see what I'm talking about.
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I have had in my possession, a brand new cyclic control grip (aka joystick) from an actual helicopter. It is complete with all buttons/wiring.


I'd love to install it with each the buttons controlling some part of the electrical system on the Jeep, but I'm pretty sure that would void the warranty. At a minimum, I just want to use it asthe shifter in place of the stock shift knob, as it would be a nice little 'bump' to the "COD:Black Ops" trim already installed.

I'm attaching pics so you can see what I'm talking about.
THAT is a worthy cause!
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I have had in my possession, a brand new cyclic control grip (aka joystick) from an actual helicopter. It is complete with all buttons/wiring.


I'd love to install it with each the buttons controlling some part of the electrical system on the Jeep, but I'm pretty sure that would void the warranty. At a minimum, I just want to use it asthe shifter in place of the stock shift knob, as it would be a nice little 'bump' to the "COD:Black Ops" trim already installed.

I'm attaching pics so you can see what I'm talking about.
Control some part of the electrical system with THAT stick ??? Screw that...you need to mount a MK19, a couple M240s and a 25mm canon loaded with depleted uranium rounds for that thing
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Those ideas. SlackerMD, are VERY worthy and would make the COD: Black Ops version THAT much better, but alas, I think I'll forego the hassle of being pulled over by the cops every time I set foot on pavement. Besides, have you SEEN the cost of ammo these days?

Back to my original post.

Last night on the way to work, while sitting at a red light, I looked down at the shifter and thought "Well, might as well give it a shot". I put aside the fears of inadvertently pulling out the shift rod and gave the knob a tug....it popped right off. "Wow", I thought, "That was easier than I imagined!" Thanks to all of you who chimed in with ideas and stories of how your friend did it.

In the end, I used a flat tip to separate the lower cone from the knob...it drops down the shift rod to the base and stops. Then just give a good tug to the knob, it will pop off with relatively little effort. Then just lift off the bottom cone - enjoy!

When I get the grip installed, I'll post more pics
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2012-2013 auto shift knob removal made easy.

Oh so easy to remove. Simply insert small flat head screwdriver between lower plastic housing and upper rubber shift knob. work around the knob like your prying a paint can top off.

I pried easily around edge where plastic meets the rubber knob and the bottom plastic piece just fell down. The rubber head will just lift up with ease.

There are no threads on the shift head, its a formed shifter that slides onto the shaft and the bottom piece just snaps into place to hold the shifter knob tight.

I'm going to put a hurst/drake style pistol grip shifter on mine. Should be cool. May have to modify shifter to slide on shaft. Might need to make a set screw hole but not sure yet.
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1Topp how did you remove the 4 wheel drive knob
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Grabed it with both hands and pulled it off............
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Jk shifter

Hello I am new to the forum and wish to say hey there to everyone.
I am tryin to determine if my 2010 Sahara auto shift knob is replaceable.
I have watched you tube and been reading posts. However no one addresses the release button on the shifter that ya push when going from park to reverse.
Is this bypassable if so how? I purchased a Browning bullet shift knob and it isn't equipped with a button or very good helpful instructions. Nor did the eBay seller ever answer my questions concerning the issue so I got it anyways in hopes it will work. Sorry to write a book but any help from you folks would be most graciously appreciated
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Helicopter shifter = bad ass! And I have a 2010 also & was wondering the same about the button on the shifter.
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Wow, I'm doing the same thing with a A-4 Control Stick, its going to be bad ass, I will eventually connect some Aux lights, and a Rat Tat Tat sounds to the gun trigger switch.
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Heres a question...I have an 09 JK auto...the stick is a push button to put in gear style...is that replacable or am I locked with the push button?
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OK, here is my input, VIPER66 is right on, I just removed mine, his post instruction worked. But for DRTYSTV you are going to have to make an adapter for your Control Stick. The shifter sits at 103 degrees, that means your control stick will hit the AC controls. Your Control Stick looks similar to mine and I am having a adapter machined. Good luck with yours. If you need help let me know.
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https://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Ins...ion/153876.pdf

Carefully using a screwdriver or trim stick, separate the
retaining ring from the knob and slide down the shifter shaft.
Pull the knob off the shifter shaft

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