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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I have pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and no go, the shift knob won't come off. Am I a girlie-man?? ...
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    2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    I have pulled, and pulled, and pulled, and no go, the shift knob won't come off. Am I a girlie-man?? I feel like any harder and the whole transmission will be on top of the dash board. Any other "tricks" to get this thing off? I checked the Cadillac CTS / CTS-V and STS / STS-V Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answer page already. The corvette instructions noted there mention a "key" thats needs removal; that doesn't apply to ours, right? Once again, thanks for your help. (Maybe I'll bring my friends Hummer over and winch it off.................)

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    CTS-CTS-V FAQ: How Can I remove the Shift Knob

    Push forward at the top of the knob while pulling up a little. It's more important to put effort into the forward pushing to twist/rock the knob at its base than the amount of up force.

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    in the 3-4 times i tried to do this....following the FAQ....never been able to get it off.
    guess i'm a girlie-man

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    First of all, StealthV, thank you for the !CAGS Elim. Easy hook-up and works great. Now, back to the knob. I'm actually afraid to either bust my hand or break something in the car. I've put that much forward/upward pressure on the shifter. 06's do anything different with the installation? I think its glued in with epoxy!!!! Guess I need to form a girlie-man club..........

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    Sounds like we need some more input from the UUC mod people. All of them must have gone through this step (no girlie-men among them I guess). I am going to do my UUC upgrade this weekend, so any additional input would be welcome. I also noticed an aftermarket shift knob in one of the pics. Anyone know who makes them and how they attach with this notched push on shift lever?

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    I had no problem getting the stock knob off for the UUC install. Now I can't get the UUC off no matter how hard I try .

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    I had mine put in (I'm a girlie man), the mechanic said it was a bittch! Hammers, screw drivers, prybar...The knob got all messed up! He sat it in the sun and the rapping shrank to normal. Apparently he spent an hour trying to get it off.

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    You guys aren't girlie-men - it's all technique



    I rest my case

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    well, for me everytime I shifted a little too hard on my 1-2's my knob popped off...I too originally tried doing it the way the instructions say with no luck, so I put the car in 2nd and pull back with a little jolt...and up it comes, easy as pie...might wanna try that, because no matter what I cannot get mine to come off by pushing forward.

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    Ok... so what gives with mine??? Did I pull too hard!? lol

    Seems I can put it back on and try the quick pull / jolt method...

    Any other tips??
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    ...did you pull so hard your seperated your core?!?! I found pull it into second and pull up at the same time. Its hust a bit of a plastic clip kind of deal inside the knob

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    Yeah guess so. It seems to go back on fine, nothing screwed up, is it?? lol... too much manly man here...

    Any gear I put it into, try to put a "push forward or back" pressure, and I try to twist a bit. It will still pop out from this core base.

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    twisting back and forth while pulling up did it for me. I recommend releasing the bezel before so you don't break tabs off.

    I removed a brand new knob with minimal effort.

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    Re: 2006 CTS-V Shift Knob Removal

    Hulk much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadispeedster View Post
    Yeah guess so. It seems to go back on fine, nothing screwed up, is it?? lol... too much manly man here...

    Any gear I put it into, try to put a "push forward or back" pressure, and I try to twist a bit. It will still pop out from this core base.

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