gear knob removal on vectra c 2.2 sri

#1
hi all i have a vectra c and want to remove the gear knob...

but i dont want to damage it as i want to reuse it.

iv bought new leather for it as mine has worn out alittle and looks abit scabby

i got the kit and instructions from the tuning shop,very helpful by the way
http://tuning-shop.co.uk/images/Instructions/VectraC_Signum_02-05_cover/index.html

shows you how to remove and refit the leather but it doesnt show how to get the gear knob off

but i have heard that its just pressed on. has anybody got any tips on getting it off without a hacksaw???

and sorry matt if i have started this in the wrong place again

love the site and wondering also where to get some www.z22se.co.uk stickers from??
 
#3
Anybody else??

come on i know somebody on here knows how to get it off???

iv given it a propper pull and its not going any where someone must have a tip
 
#5
i like that,(y)

it still doesnt help get it off

im gonna get my mate to pull it(hes big)

so hopefully he will leave the gear stick in place and just pull the knob off iv just recievedmy new griffin rear badge.

any ideas how to fit that??? what to stick it on with
 
#6
iv got it off.

i have a special tool and instructions on how to get the gear knob off and it makes it alot easier than just pulling


i have put my new leather on and it looks great
gearnob3.jpg
 
#9
its not a tool its home made, most people will have everything at home i wrote full instructions on another thread.

there is a company on ebay called the -tuning-shop-team they sell the leather to replace the old stuff heres a link
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4160e272e3

http://z22se.co.uk/threads/vectra-c-gear-knob-removal-instructions.21044/

you will need some glue also to attatch the new leather its not a hard job just a bit fidly. any more advice on it let me know
 
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#10
Cheers mate, where is that thread??? I already have the leather, like you I bought it from the tuning shop but cannot get the knob off!! Is it just glued on??? More advice would be of great help.
 
#18
its not a tool its home made, most people will have everything at home i wrote full instructions on another thread.

there is a company on ebay called the -tuning-shop-team they sell the leather to replace the old stuff heres a link
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4160e272e3

http://z22se.co.uk/threads/vectra-c-gear-knob-removal-instructions.21044/

you will need some glue also to attatch the new leather its not a hard job just a bit fidly. any more advice on it let me know

Hi i'm from sweden and i also want to change the gear knob but i cant see the removal instructions.

Ps. The new leather looks good!
 
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#19
there is a instruction in resources but all u need to do is pull really hard, i used 2 metal bars put either side of the gear knob, just underneathe it then stap them together to keep them from slipping then put a heavy towel over the top of the gear knob to keep it from smashing through the windscreen then pull it upwards as its only glued on, well it was in mine, hope this helps
 
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