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New Knob!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by AkoyaMike, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. AkoyaMike
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    [Feb 12, 2008]
    Hey peeps,
    I have searched but cannot find the answer, will a gearknob from a 2007 Audi S3 (new shape) fit a 2000 Audi S3 (facelifted old shape)?
    Any ideas?
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  3. scott_johnson
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    scott_johnson Audiless

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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    hey mate. i asked exactly the same question on rs246. iv seen a few on ebay goin cheap. i didnt wanna buy a new 1 for 100 odd quid and it be an ars to fabricate to make fit. may get 1 and get my mate whos an engineer to do a fitting kit and sell them. how many people would be interested???
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    Just bought a new s3 knob off ebay, removed the old one from my 2002 s3, knob appears to be a direct replacment, just need to swap the leather gators over. Should be easy, looks good !!
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    Looks good, I used the gator off the new knob, just took out the staples round the base, and stapled it to the clip-in surround.

    Here it is fitted to my original base!

    [​IMG]
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    looks nice
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    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    That looks very nice!

    Im after one for my 8L. I was told there was one that lights up?

    Anyone have any ideas on this?
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    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    mate that looks superb where did you get it from and was it easy to staple to the old base,cheers
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    that does look cool.. expensive..?
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    £40 inc postage etc off ebay. Hardest part was stapling it on, I recycled the staples i took out, as they are shorter than those from a staple gun etc, and just pushed them back in with a pair of pliers.

    Took 15 mins in total, i will get a pic of it on the car when i fit it tonight, i was surprised the knob had exactly the same fixing to the stalk as the old one did! Result!!
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    40 quid is well worth it! awesome..
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    [Feb 20, 2008]
    looking good mate. may have to do the mod myself. :)
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    [Feb 22, 2008]
    like the look of that , my chrome bit has a few sharp bits in it so might swap it for one of those
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    [Feb 23, 2008]
    what is the best way to swap them over ??? don`t want to damage the trim ...


    found a few for sale but all 60 quid :(
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    [Feb 23, 2008]
    I had the same problem with the chrome lifting and becoming sharp edges.

    Its not a hard job, just remove the black/chrome trim and knob, un-staple the gator from the old and new plastic trim insert's, re-staple the new gator to the trim insert from your car, and re-fit the knob, pref with a new crimp ring.
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    ok cheers i`ll have a look into, might just plunge for the one at 60 quid only 3 quid delivery so worth a punt.

    knowing my luck ill break something lol
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    [Feb 23, 2008]
    What do you wanna do that for? The 2000 S3 knob is great, stick with tradition mate.
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    davebirl 2002 S3 MTM Stg III 345bhp

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    ayone have the correct audi part number for this?
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    [Mar 26, 2010]
    remember to lift the gaitor first and then pull the silver release clip off the gear knob then it just slides off!

    if u try and yank it off like on some cars u might damage the gearbox especially the selector with the push down reverse etc.
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    davebirl 2002 S3 MTM Stg III 345bhp

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    [Mar 26, 2010]
    Thanks Dave, I promise I wont butcher it :) The part number I cant find. I can get at cost from my local dealer but I the part number is a mystery
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