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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, shift knob removal in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Ok yea, i searched and i used the FAQ...but i'm one of those half retarded people who can't get anything ...
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    shift knob removal

    Ok yea, i searched and i used the FAQ...but i'm one of those half retarded people who can't get anything in general terms or without seeing it done.

    I looked at the FAQ directions and it talks about a metal tab and all this other bull hokey underneath the top cap on the shifter, i don't get it.

    AAARGH....can anyone offer insight into how to get this damned thing off EASILY or should i say, without having to refer to general instruction made for a C5 (no offense reed)

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Wiggle it and pull hard. Should come right off. Worked for me anyways...

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Your supposed to push forward and pull up (very hard) I found that mine came off everytime I shited to 2nd...so just put it in second and pull back and up...should pop off...make sure you pop the bezel around the shift boot off first.

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    Re: shift knob removal

    I used Rick's (StealthV) instructions.

    Basically, it's pull hard as heck, and when that sucker comes off, just make sure your sunroof is open so you don't smack it.
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    Re: shift knob removal

    I had to use a strap wrench wrapped around the base of the knob to get it off.

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Pull up hard as hell, and have it in second or fourth so you don't punch the radio.

    (Please note that by having it in second or fourth you now run the risk of puching yourself instead, so proceed with caution. If you do punch yourself, be a man like Rand49er and post pictures. )
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    Re: shift knob removal

    nope...didn't punch myself

    all it took was a BPU supra leaving work and a good shift into second

    evidently it was almost loose anyways,

    i'll post pictures of my inevitable bruise on my chest from punching myself.

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    Re: shift knob removal

    I'm going to make a new writeup for reed..complete with video

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Just don't follow the instructions with the B&M shifter that involve a vice and a prybar LOL. They actually include parts in case you shatter your stock knob.

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    Re: shift knob removal

    all i had to do was yank back and up in 2nd...popped right off....

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Quote Originally Posted by IgotmeaV View Post
    I'm going to make a new writeup for reed..complete with video
    I would love that... Thats the mentality that keeps the FAQ running..

    Looking forward to the writeup!

    Reed

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    Re: shift knob removal

    I tried this last night sitting at my first stoplight out of the office. No 'smart' lights here in NC apparently like the nice ones we had in CA, and I'm used to nearly instant light changes when approaching an empty intersection. So in my boredom, I remember this thread and decide to pull up on the shift knob. Next thing I know I'm holding the shifter knob & boot in my hand there in the dark. Whoops, forgot about the boot being attached. Fortunately I didn't break any tabs (don't think), and I was able to snap it back into place just by feel.

    Michael

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    Re: shift knob removal

    Quote Originally Posted by MWD View Post
    I tried this last night sitting at my first stoplight out of the office. No 'smart' lights here in NC apparently like the nice ones we had in CA, and I'm used to nearly instant light changes when approaching an empty intersection. So in my boredom, I remember this thread and decide to pull up on the shift knob. Next thing I know I'm holding the shifter knob & boot in my hand there in the dark. Whoops, forgot about the boot being attached. Fortunately I didn't break any tabs (don't think), and I was able to snap it back into place just by feel.

    Michael
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    Re: shift knob removal

    here's your sign ... lol

    good one though ... all it takes is a little back and upward pressure in an "even" gear and it pops right off

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