It should be an easy swap. There's a Torx set screw hidden behind the silver trim ring on the bottom of the STS shift knob- carefully push down on the ring with a flat plastic tool to disengage it, then remove the Torx screw and pull off the knob. Keep the trim ring, as it needs to be reused.
The Part# for the CTS-V knob is 25961838 (GM List is $81.07) and it comes without the trim ring (since the CTS has a leather boot instead of the exposed lever in the STS). You should just be able to drop the trim ring over the shift lever, pop on the new knob, tighten the Torx screw and then push the trim ring up until it snaps.
I attempted to remove the chrome ring from the bottom of the shift knob and ended up putting little dents in it. I placed a flathead screwdriver with a wide head inbetween the wood trim and the chrome piece facing forward. I really tried to jam it in there and twist, but no go.
How are you guys getting it off? Should i just keep pushing forward until something pops (like a tab)? or does it does it require me to twist? Should i be applying pressure elsewhere?
I have question regarding the Rocker Panel Moulding that comes with the regular Sts 2008+ that has the chrome trim.
None of the Sts-v have it - even the 2008+.
I would like to add those to my black V but i do not know if they will be smaller and less sportier.
I know the cts-v has...
Yes I'm new to this site a new to computers so please bear with me how does one find out what production number car I have its a 2009 STS V THUNDER GREY. I was told that someone here might be able to help me out with like what number car it is of the 96 built and maybe what options where ordered...