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Old 09-02-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Shift Knob Suede coming off

Well, this past week my Shift Knob on my 1LE has decided to start coming apart, on the top of the knob where there is "Stitching" towards the front of the car the suede has decided to come unglued and there is a piece of suede cloth just sitting about 1/4" away from the knob, has anyone had this happen? ill be going to the dealer tomorrow to get it fixed under warranty.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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No but the alcantara on the steering wheel came unglued on mine. You could twist it around the wheel with your hand. Had mine replaced under warranty.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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Mine started doing the same. I haven't had a chance to take it in. Let us know if they'll cover it or classify it as normal wear and tear.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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10k miles here and mine looks like total garbage....

I can get it fixed under warranty, but it'll just end up the same way, cheap crap. Putting in a Hurst soon....
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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By using the cleaner kit, I have kept ours looking good (cleaned it twice since May of 2013, just over 19K on the car). I do have a spot of stitching on the front side of the shift knob that I have been keeping my eye on since we got the car. I think it is going to have the same problem as yours, and plan on getting it taken care of before warranty runs out.

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Old 09-03-2014, 08:08 AM   #6
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Does anyone know of a good aftermarket shift knob that will actually install on the factory shifter ?
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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Does anyone know of a good aftermarket shift knob that will actually install on the factory shifter ?
Yes! http://www.epcoshiftknobs.com/

I had them make me a custom knob...they have a kit that fits our shifters. Do it! My Suede knob is nice n' clean in my junk drawer lol
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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My solution to your problems. A custom made EPCO 1LE knob and a $7 Auto zone stretch cover to keep the steering wheel unmolested.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:55 PM   #9
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And as you can tell from my radio screen, I've never wiped it, scared of scratching it
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:58 PM   #10
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Shifter

I had EPCO make me one also....bought the universal kit with it.....had to file down just a little bit of bottom mount...small tab of RTV holds shift boot up and in place
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:00 PM   #11
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No such issues with mine
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:11 PM   #12
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And as you can tell from my radio screen, I've never wiped it, scared of scratching it
Hell, I never took the screen protector off ours!
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:57 PM   #13
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Dealership ordered a new one today, and I noticed the top of my steering wheel can twist around so ill be getting that replaced too. Will be selling my new shiftknob and getting an Epco one.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #14
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My pic is a crappy cell phone pic I took. The knob is a real high quality, nicely etched and finished product. I highly recommend them. GM authorized too
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #15
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My pic is a crappy cell phone pic I took. The knob is a real high quality, nicely etched and finished product. I highly recommend them. GM authorized too
Looks good. I checked out the website but its a little confusing. Is the 1LE on yours something they now offer or was that one of a kind. ?
I guess I'll have to call them to confirm everything ??
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #16
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I went 2.25" and tell them you want the 1LE on it. You have to special order it. I think it was $87, all in. They'll ask you how you want the 1LE to look. I talked to a lady there, she was very helpful.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:47 PM   #17
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And as you can tell from my radio screen, I've never wiped it, scared of scratching it
Just grab a microfiber towel and wipe it off. No chemicals AT ALL, just wipe it dry, it will look as good as new! I do this to my car!
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #18
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Just grab a microfiber towel and wipe it off. No chemicals AT ALL, just wipe it dry, it will look as good as new! I do this to my car!
Thanks, was thinking about using the super soft cloth they give you when you buy TVs and cameras.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:15 PM   #19
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Mine looks worn already. I am going to try the microfiber cloth but I dunno if that's gonna work...well see. Will they replace it under warranty only because it looks worn?
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:13 PM   #20
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Mine looks worn already. I am going to try the microfiber cloth but I dunno if that's gonna work...well see. Will they replace it under warranty only because it looks worn?
Highly doubt it. I imagine a lot of Z28 guys are pretty ticked off too, except they spent $80k. They have the same setup as we do
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:15 PM   #21
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First thing I replaced was the shifter knob

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:26 PM   #22
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First thing I replaced was the shifter knob

Looks great !
Where did you order it from ?
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:34 PM   #23
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10k miles here and mine looks like total garbage....

I can get it fixed under warranty, but it'll just end up the same way, cheap crap. Putting in a Hurst soon....
So what you do is go and get it fixed under warranty for free, then replace it with the hurst and sell your "mint condition just installed by dealer" shift knob to pay off some of that shifter
although I've heard lots of complaints of noise from the hurst, perhaps you should consider another brand.

unless yours is an auto, then i'm not sure, i was not paying attention
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:50 AM   #24
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Mine's also starting to look like garbage. A lot of track days and miles have reduced it to matted wet dog hair almost. Feels dirty to shift with it. I did love it when it was new though!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:06 AM   #25
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This is the exact reason I decided I did not want a 1LE from the factory and would slowly over time build mine up to a 1LE.
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