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Auto Shift Knob removal

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rptroop

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I need to remove the shift knob and button on my '86 auto trans coupe in order to replace the shift boot and console cover. How do I remove the knob and button?

Ralph Troop
rptroop@erols.com
 

vettl83

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Joined
Apr 26, 2002
Messages
175
Location
Casper Wyoming USA
Corvette
91 L98 Quasar Blue, 91 ZR1 Red, 07 AO Coupe
Been there replacing the knob on the 84. If I remember right you can pop the black button of gently with a small screw driver. Now for the fun part. There is a tiny snap ring in there down at the base, you can see it with a flashlight. It takes a slender pair of snap ring pliers with small tips to get in there and release it. I had the pleasure of trying several pairs of snap ring pliers before I found the right ones. The ones that take the interchangable tips did not work for me. I ended up using a small stand alone set. After the snap ring was released the knob pulled right off. Good luck
 
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rptroop

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Follow your instructions and they worked like a charm. Got knob off quickly with a standalone snap ring tool, swapped out the center console plate and added a new knob and button. Looks like new.

Thanks for the help
 

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