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    Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    I am wanting to install a 5 ball shifter in my 2009 CTS-V Sedan. I was seeing is it a Screw type or do i need a adapter to install a custom shift knob? I saw where some were saying loosen the boot and pull up so is there a set screw I need to loosen or just un screw the whole thing off? I have a Manual 6Spd.


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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    Anybody know?

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    No screw. The stock knob is a simple notch. You need to push down, then cock knob forward then pull up.

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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    No screw. The stock knob is a simple notch. You need to push down, then cock knob forward then pull up.
    I've tried everthing but dynamite and can't get that thing to budge

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    I had popped the knob off a couple of times. Then I went to install my suede shift boot and it wouldn't budge.

    What I had to do was get a large rag, fold it over a number of times and beat the knob down HARD with a rubber mallet. I guess a blanket would work too. Once I did that, the knob popped off with the usual ease.


    Yes, I await your juvenile comments, oh peanut gallery...

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    BTW, "usual ease" is still going to require some big muscles. But it should be able to be done by most men...

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    I just use a sock! It fits well over my knob!


    Hahahahaha!

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    Oh dear.

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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    I had popped the knob off a couple of times. Then I went to install my suede shift boot and it wouldn't budge.

    What I had to do was get a large rag, fold it over a number of times and beat the knob down HARD with a rubber mallet. I guess a blanket would work too. Once I did that, the knob popped off with the usual ease.


    Yes, I await your juvenile comments, oh peanut gallery...

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    BTW, "usual ease" is still going to require some big muscles. But it should be able to be done by most men...
    Thanks for the "knob beating" advise, I will give it a try.

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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    So what kind of Knob can I install? Like what type of connection does it need instead of screw.

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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancekl View Post
    Thanks for the "knob beating" advise, I will give it a try.
    Have still not been able to get the shift knob off no matter what I do. About to cut it off but don't want to ruin a suede knob.
    Took off my suede steering wheel and if I can get the knob off will give someone a good deal on the pair.

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    Re: Adapter from a Shift Knob?

    Look up TWM Shift knobs. They have a an adapter for the smooth GTO and C6 shafts that allows you to use their screw-on knobs.

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