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I took my 2003 pontiac grand am to get a paint job. They broke my gear shift knob. In order for me to go into gear I had to put the broken gear shift knob in. Then I took it to wal-mart for an oil change and they lost the knob. My question is can I just by the knob for my gear shift? Or would I have to get a whole new gear shift?

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Contact an automotive recycler (junkyard) to see if they will sell you one. Often you can buy one that fits (but looks different) from an auto parts store like AutoZone or Checker.

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