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    Default Gear Knob falling off.

    Not entirely sure if this is where i'm suppose to post my querie but anyway.

    In the hot sun of Aus the inside of the cabin heats up quite a lot. I've had the gear knob pop off quite a few times after i've just got in the car and "Smashed" the car into second after a hard take off. To be honest, it's getting a little bit dangerous as the last time it flew off into the back seat and I was scrambling around for it on the on ramp to the freeway... Has anyone else had this problem and is there an easy solution. I've considered gluing it on but unsure whether the reverse mechanism would get stuck?

    I'm sure its just hot temps causing it to expand and not fit snug onto the gear leaver but as stated before. Its getting rather dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectra_C_Chris View Post
    Not entirely sure if this is where i'm suppose to post my querie but anyway.

    In the hot sun of Aus the inside of the cabin heats up quite a lot. I've had the gear knob pop off quite a few times after i've just got in the car and "Smashed" the car into second after a hard take off. To be honest, it's getting a little bit dangerous as the last time it flew off into the back seat and I was scrambling around for it on the on ramp to the freeway... Has anyone else had this problem and is there an easy solution. I've considered gluing it on but unsure whether the reverse mechanism would get stuck?

    I'm sure its just hot temps causing it to expand and not fit snug onto the gear leaver but as stated before. Its getting rather dangerous.
    Chris, thats exactly what is happening mate. I noticed that on my car as well. I have heard of others gluing it back on and it does not effect the reverse.

    kc

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    Good to hear its not just mine then...

    I've asked a few others in Aus that have had the Vectra for a short time but they've never had it happen.

    Well I guess i'll be busting out the SUPA GLU tomorrow.

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    Some gaffa tape round it might do the trick ! Just keep pushing mine back on, if you turn it slightly it seems to grip that bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigec View Post
    Some gaffa tape round it might do the trick ! Just keep pushing mine back on, if you turn it slightly it seems to grip that bit more.
    I've been pushing mine on repeatedly for 6 months. Its now got to the point where it just doesn't grip any more. I'll try the gaffa tape first though

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