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Best place to buy new gear/shift knob & Handbrake grip

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Dan76, Mar 30, 2010.

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    [Mar 30, 2010]
    Hi
    Ive got a 2005 B7 2.0 140 Tdi S-line and want to replace the basic and very worn leather gear knob and handbrake grip.
    I really fancy the perforated leather OEM but dont fancy having my pants being pulled down at the stealers...
    Any advice?
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    Have u checked eBay and your local breakers?
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    they are not that expensive from the main dealer are they ?
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    I bought this of the the bay, perforated leather S-line, item N'o.120546021280, £35, used my original gaiter just fitted the gear knob and steel sleeve, looks factory genuine...
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    £90, from the stealer !!!
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    WTF, thats a bit of a shock!
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    How difficult was it to use the original gaiter from your existing gear stick?

    Mine is in a real state from the previous owner and I really want to replace it!
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    There's a round plastic clip that holds the gaiter onto the bottom of the gear knob,in between sits the steel sleeve , difficult to explain but easy to do, and the gear map insert at the top, clips out if you want to change it,you can put your orig; one in...
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    [Mar 31, 2010]
    Thanks chaps!

    just realised i posted in the wrong chassis but have a little update anyway, as you were so welcoming

    spoke to the stealers today, they quoted:
    £41.10 + vat for the handbrake grip
    £82.14 + vat for the gear knob & gater... all bog standard replacement stuff not punched leather as i asked for
    They said I couldnt get punched leather "coz the computer dont show it" ....not sure why i bothered tbh :banghead:

    anyway.. the eBay hunt will continue
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