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FYRFTR02 07-23-2009 04:59 PM

Manual shift knob removal
Anyone know how to remove the shift knob, six speed manual trans? Anyone know the thread size of the trans shift stalk ??

slick rick 07-23-2009 05:23 PM

People keep saying all you have to do is pull up really hard to remove the shift knob. Something about the knob being press fitted. I haven't tried it myself since I haven't found any 8-ball type knobs for the 2010 Camaro that fit the stock shifter.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-23-2009 06:14 PM

Yes that is all you do.

CamaroSS24 09-06-2009 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 715607)
Yes that is all you do.

Have you done this mod?

2SSRS@Gen5diy 09-06-2009 09:55 PM

Yes this is my car. I am the op of this thread see.

sway 09-07-2009 06:39 PM

Our solstice; can't change it out. The Jeep though- just pull up really, and I mean really hard. It wouldn't surprise me if the camaro's the same way. I'll try it out this week.

Mr Twisty 09-07-2009 08:00 PM

Make sure you put your face directly over the knob, then pull with all you've got!

2SSRS@Gen5diy 09-07-2009 08:12 PM


Mr Twisty 09-07-2009 08:28 PM

:laugh:I did it with a steering wheel years ago:laugh:

Lonnieg3 03-21-2015 06:35 PM

For 2010-12

So I was reefing like a mutherf#%^er trying to remove my old shifter knob
And saw on almost every forum and instructional video that everyone kept pulling up on it (insert pun here) , with some literally giving themselves black eyes.

Well after an hour of cursing, I lifted up the boot and I took a pair of pliers and gripped directly across the metal stick just below the knob (literally level and touching bottom of knob). Then firmly lifted up one side of the pliers about 45 degrees and the knob slowly glided up and off the stick.

There you go! Much easier than a punch in the face or kick in the balls for that matter wasting all that time pulling on it lol :p

faSSteddie 04-06-2015 11:31 AM

grumble grumble
My 2013 had a carefully hidden set screw! I pulled and tugged and used needle nose pliers and then vice-grips and a whole lotta cussin'.....then i found the set screw...took it out and it just about jumped off the stick!!!
Ahh welll....

NicKey 04-06-2015 12:20 PM

Later Camaros have a set screw.

chef-beavis 04-06-2015 12:36 PM

I created a DIY for 2013 and newer a long time ago.

faSSteddie 04-06-2015 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by chef-beavis (Post 8343797)
I created a DIY for 2013 and newer a long time ago.

Good for you...but your telling me this does not help me any....had I seen it THEN, it would have helped, but every thing I read and saw did not say anything 'bout a set screw. Thank you for doing a DIY on it.


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