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    How easy is it to change a Gearknob on the Vectra??

    Are they just twist off, or are they held on by a grub screw?

    Any help really appreciated.

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    they are shrunk on..you need to split the old one off with a hacksaw and a cold chisel....

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    Get your 5 year old niece to sit in the car for 5 minutes. Comes off in their hands.

    Worked a treat in my old Mondeo...

    Correction, it wasn't the Mondeo, it was a Pug 306 I had for a few weeks.

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    i found a stick of dynamite to be the most effective method!

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    Andyvec got mine off in seconds - facelift (not sure if it is different).

    He wrapped a cloth around the gear knob, applied even pressure with a good set of grips and then hit the grips with a hammer from below - worked a treat.

    Other will tell you that the only way is to cut it off with a hacksaw - Andy proved different!!

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    Got Mine Off With A Hammer And Chisel Two Blows And It Was Off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Other will tell you that the only way is to cut it off with a hacksaw - Andy proved different!!
    Yep, no need to hack the knob to pieces, just whack it from underneath.

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    i done mine theres a how to do thread on hear for great advice took me about 10mins to do just need a hacksaw and a bad day a work that works wounders ..............

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