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Stupid question alert!

Got a new OEM gear knob to replace a worn one. I can see they are threaded is it just a case of "unscrewing" the old one? and if so is it the usual anti clockwise to get off?

Stupid question I know but I gave a quick go with not much force earlier and it would not budge. Wanted to make sure before using more force as I can be quite heavy handed!
 

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there's a nut directly under the gear knob which keeps it tight, you will need to slacken it..
 

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hmm I have a small toolbox and everything I have tried will not get a tight enough grip. What is the correct tool to undo the nut?
 

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yep but its a pound shop jobby near enough it just wont grip, tried to tighten it with hammer and screw driver on the twist (obviously been very careful) but no luck :-(
 

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Having just recently replaced the gearstick gaiter on my car I found the best way was to release the gaiter plastic clips from the top - used two small instrument screwdrivers to release the plastic tangs - and then the gaiter can be scrunched downwards, you can then see and get a small spanner (think it was either a 12 or 14mm) on the hex around the base of the locknut - remember to release the gearknob you have to tighten the lock collar further onto the gearstick - clockwise: once out of the way of the gearknob the knob will undo with hand pressure alone. To refit - reverse of removal as the Haynes manuals say!
 

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Having just recently replaced the gearstick gaiter on my car I found the best way was to release the gaiter plastic clips from the top - used two small instrument screwdrivers to release the plastic tangs - and then the gaiter can be scrunched downwards, you can then see and get a small spanner (think it was either a 12 or 14mm) on the hex around the base of the locknut - remember to release the gearknob you have to tighten the lock collar further onto the gearstick - clockwise: once out of the way of the gearknob the knob will undo with hand pressure alone. To refit - reverse of removal as the Haynes manuals say!
great, thanks for that. will give that a go at the weekend AGAIN!
 
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