Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, 95 STS - Changing out Floor Shifter Assembly in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have had this caddy for about 5 years now, and for literally 3 of those years, I have had ...
I have had this caddy for about 5 years now, and for literally 3 of those years, I have had to use a screwdriver or pen to shift my car. The knob broke first, and I was just pushing down the little white thing instead. Then, on a really cold day, the plastic got brittle and broke off inside the outer casing. Now I have to shove a phillips screwdriver or a pen into the outer casing to push that little white peg down in order to shift my car. I would love to know how to change out the entire assembly to replace that little white peg inside, and where to find the parts to do so. The closest pick-a-part is an hour away, so if anyone knows of an online parts place that I could order from, that'd be great. I can't even find a diagram of the floor shifter assembly online. I'm completely stumped. Any ideas??
Automobile(s): 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP), 1972 Sedan Deville
East Boston MA.
Inside #3 is a white plastic... thing (it's a flexible plastic rod essentially, but each end is cylindrical, and the middle is joined balls, all one piece). If it's broken, grab one at a salvage yard. You can get the retaining clip for the knob at any GM dealer.
Please read this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...b-removal.html
I see absolutely no reason what so ever to replace the whole mechanism just because the shifter knob is broken. Shifter knob replacement 1 minute, the whole mechanism will take the best part of 3h (done first time).
The shifter knob picture is different shape than your (yours is the "T" type) but other than that is exactly the same as yours (same button, same mounting), the shifter knobs are 100% interchangeable so your options are:
'92-95 Seville/Eldorado for the exact knob as yours (the "T" style)
'96-97 Seville, '96-'02 Eldorado, '96-'99 Deville (w/floor shifter) for the other style shifter (so called "cobra head").
'98+Seville and '00+Devile (available in wood or leather wrapped) are NOT compatible at all with yours, do not get one of those.
Local wreck yards should have it, eBay definitely has it, local clasified (people parting out cars) also available.
The price ranges from $20 to $100 depending on shape and your luck.
There are at least 6 colors available (shale, red-ish beige, medium gray, dark blue, maroon and black).
Keep reading the thread I provided above and you get also ideas on how to restore one (you need the plastic backing in good shape, some leather matching yours - for example use a head rest from a wreck yard - some thread and a bit of contact cement), oh yeah time, patience and skills.