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Shifter knob on 97 Saturn SL

I am trying to take off jus the top of my shifter to put a different one on and do not know wether it screws off or how it comes off period. Please help me.

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The shifter is glued onto the boot. Take a flathead screwdriver and put it up against the shift knob and boot, and hit the end of the screwdriver with a hammer, which will losen it up.

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Put the shifter in 2nd gear and grip the shift nob firmly with both hands. Watch out for your face though. It's on tight but a good pull should have it off.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Take a firm grip on the shift knob & pull straight up.Careful it is on there tight but no screws or clips.hope this helps

Posted on May 18, 2009

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