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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Appearance Mods Discussion, CTS V shift knob in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I have a Raven Black DI sedan with tinted windows and a D3 intake, and I love the interior (black ...
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    Getch78 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    CTS V shift knob

    I have a Raven Black DI sedan with tinted windows and a D3 intake, and I love the interior (black leather with silver and graphite accents). The only problem with the interior is that my automatic shift knob has a scuff on it, so I was thinking about replacing it with the CTS V shift knob (with the alcantara). The alcantara has a great feel to it, but I am not sure about having a shift knob with the V logo on it. Hennessy sells one: http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/alshknkita.html

    I wanted to get some opinions on this before I pulled the trigger.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    After noticing another mark in the stock leather shift knob I decided to order the above mentioned alcantara shift knob. When I receive it and get it installed I will post pics for anyone else who may be interested.

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    definitely post up your expereince! im looking to do the same...

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    The alcatera is a man made cloth fabric. It's gonna get dirty guys.

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    I haven't heard anyone with a CTS V complain about it, and here is an excerpt from Wikipedia

    "Alcantara is composed of about 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane [4] giving increased durability and stain resistance. The appearance and tactile feel of the material is similar to that of suede, and it may be incorrectly identified as such.
    Some versions are designated as flame retardant in order to meet certain fire standards for both furnishings and automobile applications.[2]"

    Have you had direct experience with Alcantara before?

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    I got the V shift knob today. Swapping out the stock knob for the V knob took all of like a minute and a half (super easy). Here is a quick before and after:
    BeforeV.jpg AfterV.jpg

    It is a subtle change, but looks sharp and feels great.
    MTL_CTS and MTL_CTS like this.

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    It looks good!

    How do you change the knob?

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    yes im battling my shift knob at the minute. please share how you removed it

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    Agreed...I need a new shift nob....the leather has scratched to easily

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockryno
    yes im battling my shift knob at the minute. please share how you removed it
    IIRC, there is a small Allen screw at the bottom of the knob.

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    yes, but I cant get the boot to slide down....any tricks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockryno
    yes, but I cant get the boot to slide down....any tricks?
    Let me go look. I don't remember at the moment.

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    Got it! Just used a flat screwdriver to pry either side out of its notch. Worked like a charm

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    I was going to make that same suggestion. In my case I just pulled down and to the passenger side and it came right down. I have changes a few shift knobs in my day, and I expected this one to be complicated, but it was quite simple.

    I can also say that after owning that new shift knob for a while that it was well worth the money. It looks great with the interior and feels great too.

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    Re: CTS V shift knob

    Can some one please show me how to replace the knob?

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