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Hi all.

I've just purchased a round 2004 gearknob for my '98 V8 GT. It already has the alloy gearknob on, but I want to replace it with the smaller 2004 one. I have been assured it can be retro fitted, but I don't see any way of getting the old one off. I've heard Lotus just glued the old one on but it seems mighty strong glue. Can anyone out there help please.

James.

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Is there not a tiny screwhole in the front where you can't see it, within which is a small allen headed grub screw?

 

That's how the one was fitted to my SE. 

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Yup, you're right...

 

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Retrofitted a 2004 item to my GT3, you won't believe how much nicer the shift action is just for the sake of an inch or so reduction in height!

 

I don't think it's glued, just a friction fit, but I don't think you could get the old one off without brute force and risking damage to something else.

 

You'll need to take the gearstick out (pinch-bolt under the gaiter), stick it in a vice and tap the old knob off pretty firmly. It may get damaged unless you have a soft headed hammer, if it's OK stick it on Ebay and you'll probably get your money back on the new one (I did!)

 

SJ sportscars have the original little badge that goes on top. Would you believe that was the most frustrating thing to fit? It's not quite as small as the little circular machined hole (well done Lotus), and the sticky is not strong enough! Mine had to be VERY carefully sanded (it's tiny) and held with super glue. It also cost nearly as much as the knob!

 

PS just noticed we are in the same vicinity, well have to compare cars one day

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