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Matt R

S3 Gearknob

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Hi,

Anyone know if it is possible to change the gearknob from my 2000 S3 to a newer style one say a 2002 one?

Matt

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Just leave your nob alone...........you really need to get out more grin.gif

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Vagparts do lovely looking aluminum ones, I'm going to get one soon because the plastic top on my original keeps falling off as I change gear!

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Hi,

I have seen the VagParts one, don't like it much, too TT for me! Don't think it will match the rest of the car too well!

Matt

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Matt r u after a straight forward yes or no answer ?? or r u after on how to remove the old knob ?

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Mo,

I would like to know if a facelift type gearknob will be a straight replacement! Not really bothered how much it costs within reason the chunky thing has got to go! grin.gif

Matt

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Matt, theres no reason that i can think of why the later model gear knob wouldnt fit. Both pre-facelift and current model use the same gearbox and control linkage so it should fit.

The facelifted models gear knob is removed by getting access to the underside of the leather gaiter and removing the circlip that audi use to hold the knob onto the shaft. That circlip has to be replaced with the same one and not a jubliee clip or it will poko out of the leather.

I hope this is a bit more clearer for you, if not post back and i will see what i can do

Cheers

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Mo,

Looks like I am gonna be taking the car apart tomorrow then to see!!

Matt

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Hi,

I fitted the 2003 style gearknob today, it took me about 10 minutes! a hell of a lot easier than I expected and the best thing yet is the cost, can you believe it £14.01 + VAT for the knob and the gaiter!

Matt

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Any chance of a before and after pic?

Cheers

Dave

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Only one thing to say.. Nice..

The 2003 knob look far better than the old one..

If I only could afford an S3.. fekr.gif

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Hi,

I fitted the 2003 style gearknob today, it took me about 10 minutes! a hell of a lot easier than I expected and the best thing yet is the cost, can you believe it £14.01 + VAT for the knob and the gaiter!

Matt

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where did you buy it!? smile.gif

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got mine about two weeks ago for my 2001 S3. a aluminium ABT gearknob. looks real nice but very pricy. 60GB for the gearknob + 13GB for delivery. the problem is that u can not fit it your self so would have to take to an audi dealer who will charge you half an hour's worth of labuor at 42.50GB, a total of 115.50GB "ouch" smashfreakB.gif but its the best i've seen so far

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Matt, theres no reason that i can think of why the later model gear <font color="red">knob </font> wouldnt fit. Both pre-facelift and current model use the same gearbox and control linkage so it should fit.

The facelifted models gear <font color="red"> knob </font> is removed by getting access to the underside of the leather gaiter and removing the circlip that audi use to hold the <font color="red"> knob </font> onto the <font color="red"> shaft </font>. That circlip has to be replaced with the same one and not a jubliee clip or it will <font color="red"> poke </font> out of the leather.

I hope this is a bit more clearer for you, if not post back and i will see what i can do

Cheers

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Hi everybody!

whats the part-number for the gear knob confused.gif

(easier for ordering)

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Hi mate,

Go to ur dealer ans ask for a 'knob' for your 'shaft' he'll sort u out no problem lol.gif

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