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    Gear knob probs...

    Bit of a random question here: a friend of mine recently drove my car, and whilst putting it into reverse, she managed to pull off the gear knob (no sniggering at the back, please!). I'm not entirely sure how the knob was originally fixed to stick in the first place, as there's no screw or other obvious fixing. My question is, how should I fix the knob back on? I could use an epoxy glue like Araldite, but if I do that the thing will be on there forever, and I probably could never remove it should I wish do so (I can't imagine why I'd want to remove it, but I suppose you never know?). So the question is, is there an alternative semi-permanent way of fixing the knob back on that anyone can think of?

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    most are glued on, but the majority have a screw thread.. so not having one is not rare but a pain

    removal of them is only ever needed when changing the leather/vinyl boot if it wears out. When they are on tight, they're a pain the arse. Many mechanics take them off from below the car, or under the boot, where the fame is that supports them, remove the whole thing and then upend it in a kettle of hot water to loosed the glue.

    If it's come off, it's likely been off before.

    What's the car?

    You might wanna get a new one as an upgrade.. it will come with a sleeved section that attaches and then the knob goes over and has a grub screw.

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    she managed to pull off the gear knob (no sniggering at the back, please!).
    Back? I'm ringside front and centre for all innuendo-laden threads!!
    Nice that you found a lady to pull your knob off, but sad to hear she may have damaged your knob in the process.

    As Zak says, it depends what car and what is left of the stick, as to how you'd go about either repairing the existing knob or affixing a replacement. Might even be differences between OEM and after-market.

    Personally I think this is just some shaggy dog story as a pretext for buying an 8-Ball knob and some furry dice!

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Sometimes there is a silver or black ring around your knob. See if it unscrews and slides down the shaft, if so you may find a grub screw in there, just put the knob on and tighten.

    Most though are screwed or glued however.
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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Sometimes there is a silver or black ring around your knob. See if it unscrews and slides down the shaft


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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    most are glued on, but the majority have a screw thread.. so not having one is not rare but a pain

    removal of them is only ever needed when changing the leather/vinyl boot if it wears out. When they are on tight, they're a pain the arse. Many mechanics take them off from below the car, or under the boot, where the fame is that supports them, remove the whole thing and then upend it in a kettle of hot water to loosed the glue.

    If it's come off, it's likely been off before.

    What's the car?

    You might wanna get a new one as an upgrade.. it will come with a sleeved section that attaches and then the knob goes over and has a grub screw.
    Thanks for the advice, Zak. It's a Fiat Multipla 2005 model. I'll have to do some Googling and see if I can find an after-market replacement.

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Back? I'm ringside front and centre for all innuendo-laden threads!!
    Nice that you found a lady to pull your knob off, but sad to hear she may have damaged your knob in the process.

    As Zak says, it depends what car and what is left of the stick, as to how you'd go about either repairing the existing knob or affixing a replacement. Might even be differences between OEM and after-market.

    Personally I think this is just some shaggy dog story as a pretext for buying an 8-Ball knob and some furry dice!
    There's ALWAYS one...!

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    I have read that aluminium foil placed underneath the knob will fix your issue. Just whack the knob on hard with a soft mallet and everything will be back to normal!

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Time for a new one, nothing screams class like a chrome skull gear knob.
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    Violence and Lubrication is the solution to fixing everything, if it still doesn't work, you need more lubrication.

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    How do you change the height of them?

    I've just had a quick fiddle with the knob at the front :\

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    Or go all Tarantino with a death proof duck shifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    Time for a new one, nothing screams class like a chrome skull gear knob.
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    I'm not quite sure it's the right look for a Fiat Multipla!

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    I'm not quite sure it's the right look for a Fiat Multipla!
    Depends whether your Multipla is black with wheel spinners

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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    I thought everything was supposed to be RGB nowadays? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/322442839362?chn=ps


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    Re: Gear knob probs...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    I thought everything was supposed to be RGB nowadays? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/322442839362?chn=ps

    Nooooooo!

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