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Bob, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  40 year GM Tech. +30 Certified. ASE Master Tech.(expired, retired) Medium Duty, Heavy Line, Retired
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How do you change gear shift knob on manual shift 2005 saturn ion

Customer Question

How do you change gear shift knob on manual shift 2005 saturn ion
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Bob replied 9 years ago.

They were not designed to be serviced normally. If it is just loose there is a factory bulletin on repair. But, if it has to come off, here is how. Thanks

Transmission Control Lever Knob Replacement

Removal Procedure

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    Important: Be careful of cosmetic damage to the emblem. In case of damage, replace the emblem with a new part.

  1. Remove the emblem (1) from the top of the shifter knob.
  2. Cut away the runner protector in the center.
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  3. Mark and drill a 4 mm hole 5 mm deep into the knob, 3 mm from the edge (1) as shown.
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  4. The knob can be removed by screwing a self-threading plate screw with a flat tip (25 x 5.5 mm) into the hole.
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  5. Remove the shifter knob (3) from the shiftier spline (2) and shifter assembly (1).

Installation Procedure

    Important: Use adhesive LoctiteTM 270 with Activator 7471 or Activator 7649. DO NOT operate the lever until the adhesive has dried (approximately 30 minutes).

  1. Apply adhesive to the knob.
  2. Seat the shifter knob over the shifter lever. Ensure the spring and foam rings are correctly seated.
  3. Position and fit the emblem over the shifter knob.
  4. Vacuum and clean any debris.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Bob's Post: Took to long to answer I already figured it out thanks anyways
Expert:  Bob replied 9 years ago.
Good deal. Glad you got it taken care of. Not all of us are on line at the same time, sorry the answer did not get there soon enough to help. Thanks