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ccsouls
08-10-2009, 04:30 PM
Are there any tricks to changing out the shift knob on an ST185?

The one that is on there is really tight. Before I go to cranking on it to get it off, thought I better check and see if there are any secrets before I tear something up.

Just want a good clean install. I am really tired of fabing up stuff that breaks off.

Thanks.

balang_479
08-10-2009, 04:40 PM
Just unscrew and screw back on... very simple.

ccsouls
08-10-2009, 04:43 PM
I thought it was too, but "DANG" the orginal one is on there REALLY tight. I could not unscrew it by hand. (Maybe I am just a whimp)

I guess I will have to get some vice grips and crank it.

Thanks.

celica91gts
08-10-2009, 07:03 PM
is it a stock shift knob you're trying to get off? if its an aftermarket one it might be one of those universal ones with the screws on the side.

ccsouls
08-10-2009, 08:39 PM
I assume it is stock. Looks like it.

It is a leather one which does not appear to have the set screws you are referring too.

Thanks though.

gamerkiller3000
08-18-2009, 02:17 AM
lol i know this might be a lil stupid but righty tightey lefty loosey! XP

Turn it counter clock-wise as hard as you can, cause it might be stuck on there somehow maybe the previous owner used loctite or some sort of adhesive...

ccsouls
08-18-2009, 02:50 PM
It was just on there really tight. Had to wrench it off, but after it broke loose it was simple.

Sorry for the silly thred. Just wanted to be sure so I didn't tear anything up.

(New TRD shift knob looks GREAT!)

Thanks all.

balang_479
08-18-2009, 08:45 PM
pics? i love pics...

ccsouls
08-18-2009, 08:46 PM
I'll try to remember to get some this week and post for you.