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Gearknob Removal?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3-Chris, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. S3-Chris
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    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    anyone got a how to for a 2002 s3?

    thanks
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    Quite Easy mate.

    1. Prise the gaiter off with a flat head screw driver
    2. Pull the gaiter and trim upwards to reveal a clip
    3. Cut the clip off and pull the gearknob off
    4. When you replace it just use a jubilee clip of the right size in place of the clip you cut off.

    Chris
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    i took mine off the other week to shorten the gearchange lever by about 2" feels much better to drive now.
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    what did you do to shorten it? take a hacksaw to it?? :eyebrows:
    how does it feel better?
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    thats it yeah, hack saw to cut it down.
    shift is far shorter now feels same as my friends car who has fitted the proper short shift kit.
    but i saved myself £60ish, i dunno how much they are lol
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    I've done this mod, does feel better, bit like my dads B5 lol Did mine with a grinder lol I'll take some pics when it stops raining!:gaehn:
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    might have to indulge then....hacksaw at the ready :eyebrows:
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    I had the gearstick chopped down in my MG - works really well!
    Plus the 'stick was relocated within easier reach.
    Gearchanges are a joy in the Midget now.

    Might try it (or a short-shift kit) in the S3!
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    Pics people!!!
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