Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 14:46:39 GMT
From: still me <wheeledBobnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: gear knob on saab 900s


On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 09:36:46 -0400, "pickles29" <picklesnospamuk> wrote: >does anyone know how to remove the gear knob from a 1994 saab 900s? the top >plastic cover has come away showing just white plastic below, but i can't >see how to remove it to put on a replacement... There is nothing holding it on. You have to cut it off. Some guys suggest using a hacksaw. I was not at all comfortable with that once I got in there- too many other parts in the way. I used a utility knife, and slowly and carefully worked my way through the plastic with three cuts until I could pry it off. It took a long time as I did not want to cut off a finger. Make sure when you put the new one on that the Reverse release tube is properly oriented so that the reverse lockout still locks out properly. Lastly, I had one heck of a time trying to get a new knob that allegedly fits both the 9~3 and NG900. I had to remove some material from inside the new one. I think the NG900 knob really needs to have splines precut for the shaft but the replacements don't. Mr Dremel helped me out with that. If you try to put yours on and after exerting enough force that you think you might be about to break something on you or the car, try removing a little material inside the knob.

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