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I hope someone can help. I have a 1996 200sx se with a 5 speed. I want to put a different shift nob on the stock shifter for better looks. How do you get the original nob off? Mine looks as if it is permantly molded to the shift handle.

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This has been discussed numerous times...check out the search feature.

To answer your question now though...the stock knobs are usually glued on as well as being threaded. Get yourself a pair of vice-grips, and clamp down on the knob, then give it some muscle and turn. It'll break loose and spin off then. Be patient though, that way you'll do the least amount of damage to the stock knob. You can also cut the knob itself.
 

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cranium said:
sorry, getting used to the site.

thanks for your help
Anytime! Enjoy the site, lots of good info.
 
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yeah, i just cut mine off, cuz that thing was NOT comin off by turning it was vise grips (I Mean it was turning.. but NOT coming off) :p
 

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shane said:
This has been discussed numerous times...check out the search feature.

To answer your question now though...the stock knobs are usually glued on as well as being threaded. Get yourself a pair of vice-grips, and clamp down on the knob, then give it some muscle and turn. It'll break loose and spin off then. Be patient though, that way you'll do the least amount of damage to the stock knob. You can also cut the knob itself.
did you remove the entire shifter when you unscrewed the knob?
 

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chongo said:
did you remove the entire shifter when you unscrewed the knob?
Nope, just wrapped a towel around the knob, clamped down on it with a vice grips, and twisted the crap out of it.
 
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The shift knobe is supposed to twist off but in some cases no matter what you use to twist the little bitch off it won't budge a bit....... I you can't twist it of either get a dremmel (and its messy) and chop the knob in half since your buying a new one. The second thing you can do is saw the knob near the base, but this second way will shorten your lever... Most guys don't mind to to much that the lever is shortend..... Third option is just to install a short shifter and put a new knob on that.
 
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