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Vw passatt gaiter change

I cannot remove the gear knob?

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  • katereilly Aug 11, 2008

    The clip that i need to remove does not remove easily.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    how to change the gaiter...

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I want to change my VW Passat gear stick gaiter but I can't get the gear knob off. Any ideas???



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The clip seems to be a use once and destroy during removal. I used a nylon tie and the home mechanics friend (duct tape) to fasten the new gaiter. Not perfect but quite usable and avoided a trip to the dealer.

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