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1992 grand am stift knob

I want to replace the stock one but idk how to take it off
can some one help me

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  • caleb_90 Jul 02, 2008

    thx but theres a 'c' like thing it the front but it want pull out with needle nose pliers i tryed and it just slips off

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In my experience, in general most automatic car shifters that are in the middle of the car have a slot on the back side of the shifter. You may need to press your finger on the back side to 'feel' the slot. Use a nail or needle nose pliers to pull out the C looking clip. Becarefull because the shift knob button (that you have to press to move the shifter) is spring loaded so if you don't hold on to the whole assembly things might go flying. If you really want to be cautious put a bag over the shifter when you remove it.

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    Jim K Jul 02, 2008

    If you find the center of the clip and use something like a nail or flat head screw driver and press/wedge it into the center from the top (between the shifter material and metal clip) and work it back and forth (like a wedge) might help. Also when pulling the clip try to lift up or push down alittle on the shift knob, there could be pressure on the clip.

    The metal the clip is made out of is quite strong so becarefull. It might be that the clip is stronger than you are expecting. Vise grips are also a good 1million uses tool too. If you can clamp the grips on the clip then use a flat screwdriver to pry the grips away from the shifter. Know what I mean?

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