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Gearshift Knob

The Shark

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I installed a new gearshift knob I picked up on eBay from China for $7.50. It's a little smaller than the OEM but I like the faux perforated leather, has a nice feel to it. Had to modify how the gearshift boot attached to the knob, the OEM has this black plastic collar that is held on by a c-clip, that wouldn't fit around the new one so I just used a zip tie. The photo also shows the carbon fiber surround I installed. I don't know about you guys but the glare I was getting off the chrome one from the sun at certain times of the day was really annoying.
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Wlepse

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Can you provide a link to that shift knob? I kind of like the look and love that it won't show prints like the stock unit.
 

The Shark

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Jwmsa17

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What about that CF shift surround? Glare from the chrome is brutal at times.
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trflesher

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I installed a new gearshift knob I picked up on eBay from China for $7.50. It's a little smaller than the OEM but I like the faux perforated leather, has a nice feel to it. Had to modify how the gearshift boot attached to the knob, the OEM has this black plastic collar that is held on by a c-clip, that wouldn't fit around the new one so I just used a zip tie. The photo also shows the carbon fiber surround I installed. I don't know about you guys but the glare I was getting off the chrome one from the sun at certain times of the day was really annoying.
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It's a cover over the chrome one. Pretty easy to install and is a very good fit.
I installed a new gearshift knob I picked up on eBay from China for $7.50. It's a little smaller than the OEM but I like the faux perforated leather, has a nice feel to it. Had to modify how the gearshift boot attached to the knob, the OEM has this black plastic collar that is held on by a c-clip, that wouldn't fit around the new one so I just used a zip tie. The photo also shows the carbon fiber surround I installed. I don't know about you guys but the glare I was getting off the chrome one from the sun at certain times of the day was really annoying.
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Looks Great!! Am i the only one annoyed by the buttons/knock-outs just in front of the gear shift. I have the Buick Sportback preferred II ... so none of those are actually buttons for anything for me ... kind of wish they just replaced the whole thing with a solid piece .. as I keep wanting to push buttons that aren't actually buttons :)
 

Wlepse

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So how is this holding up for you? Is the unit showing any wear? Is the trigger still working normally? Sometimes I find these cheap replacement parts look great at first but the "chrome" flakes off quick or the "leather" starts to change sheen from use. If all is going well I may order one of these when I get back from vacation and give it a go.
 

The Shark

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So how is this holding up for you? Is the unit showing any wear? Is the trigger still working normally? Sometimes I find these cheap replacement parts look great at first but the "chrome" flakes off quick or the "leather" starts to change sheen from use. If all is going well I may order one of these when I get back from vacation and give it a go.
Actually it still works pretty well and the appearance doesn't seem to have changed. I'm pretty satisfied especially considering how cheap they are.
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Wlepse

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Yeah...wasn't so much the cost of the part; I hate when I invest a bunch of time into something and end up removing it. How hard was it to remove the shifter console and get the old knob off? Do you have any tips?
 

Missourifarmer

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Shark - how do you remove the gear shift cover? just ordered it from ebay .. that glare bothered my wife the first drive.. Happy wife happy life.. so time to get out the chrome!
 

Nice_car

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Looks Great!! Am i the only one annoyed by the buttons/knock-outs just in front of the gear shift. I have the Buick Sportback preferred II ... so none of those are actually buttons for anything for me ... kind of wish they just replaced the whole thing with a solid piece .. as I keep wanting to push buttons that aren't actually buttons :)
Yep I have the same model , I hate that and all the black plastic, behide the door handles , window switches , on the steering wheel, music volume area , open cup holder, I feel sorry for some one with lower trim level because I’m not impressed with trim on mine
 

PrincipalDan

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Yep I have the same model , I hate that and all the black plastic, behide the door handles , window switches , on the steering wheel, music volume area , open cup holder, I feel sorry for some one with lower trim level because I’m not impressed with trim on mine
What's sad to me is when you look at my wife's 2016 1st gen Terrain SLE the "blanks" aren't that obvious. They designed the interior in a way that you can tell where features will be added but not in a way that those with lower trim levels get it "shoved in their face" that they "cheaped out".

GM I swear it's "one step forward is two steps back."
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Nice_car

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I installed a new gearshift knob I picked up on eBay from China for $7.50. It's a little smaller than the OEM but I like the faux perforated leather, has a nice feel to it. Had to modify how the gearshift boot attached to the knob, the OEM has this black plastic collar that is held on by a c-clip, that wouldn't fit around the new one so I just used a zip tie. The photo also shows the carbon fiber surround I installed. I don't know about you guys but the glare I was getting off the chrome one from the sun at certain times of the day was really annoying.
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Looks very nice 👍🏽
 
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