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    Thread: How do I remove shift knob on 2001 VW Jetta

    1. 09-28-2006 09:18 PM #1
      I have a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition 5spd transmission.
      How does the shifter knob come off? I tried to twist it off but it appears to have some type of metal ring around the shaft under the boot. can anyone guide me through this I recently bought a pool ball set and am going to use my lathe and the number "13" ball and make my own shifter knob

    2. 09-28-2006 09:19 PM #2
      get pliars and snip the crimped end untill it comes off

      its a ***** but youll get it after a min or two


    3. 09-28-2006 09:20 PM #3
      you need to cut that ring and good luck finding a way to attach your ball there are no threads

    4. 09-28-2006 09:22 PM #4
      would epoxy hold it on good enough?? since there are no threads?

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      09-28-2006 09:34 PM #5
      Get yourself a tap & die set and you'll be all set
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    6. 09-28-2006 09:35 PM #6
      instead of 13 make the ball say 1.8

    7. 01-11-2007 04:50 PM #7
      Anyone know of a recent DIY with pictures that work? The last one has pics from 2004 that I believe expired on the host server. Also, I'm not sure of the process yet, but I keep hearing about a brass ring that needs to get clipped. Does this need to get replaced later? Also, how does that affect the new knob? Can't it just pop off at any time?

    8. 01-11-2007 05:09 PM #8
      By the way, I was looking into seeing if an .:R32 would fit properly into the stock 2001 Jetta boot, due to the fact that the .:R32 knob has that diagonal slant where it connects to the boot. Also, would I need to cut the wire tie and unplug the power source assembly by the ash tray?

    9. 01-11-2007 05:13 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by MidNightDrift »
      Anyone know of a recent DIY with pictures that work? The last one has pics from 2004 that I believe expired on the host server. Also, I'm not sure of the process yet, but I keep hearing about a brass ring that needs to get clipped. Does this need to get replaced later? Also, how does that affect the new knob? Can't it just pop off at any time?

      Yes it needs to get replaced. Use a hose clamp.

      If you keep the rod the same length and use a VW knob, there shouldn't be any worry.

      If you shorten it the knob won't have a groove to slid into, so it may twist around, just tighten that clamp down like mad and it should be sturdy enough.

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    10. 01-11-2007 05:17 PM #10
      Awesome, because I wasn't thinking when I saw a good deal for a mint .:R32 knob, and didn't notice the knob was at a diagonal angle. I was just a little worried because the stock 2001 shift knob/boot are parallel to one another

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      01-11-2007 05:17 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by -Khaos- »

      Yes it needs to get replaced. Use a hose clamp.

      If you keep the rod the same length and use a VW knob, there shouldn't be any worry.

      If you shorten it the knob won't have a groove to slid into, so it may twist around, just tighten that clamp down like mad and it should be sturdy enough.

      x2 - hose clamp works fine.

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      01-18-2007 12:58 AM #12
      i have an 01' too and i cant figure it out.. i took off the ring, but theres this white apparatus type thing attached to the shaft. cant figure out how to get it off.. maybe its because i had a woodgrain knob??

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      01-18-2007 01:03 AM #13
      a pool ball?!?! thats gonna be huge

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      01-18-2007 02:10 PM #14
      did anyone else have that white plastic apparatus thing attached to the shaft like i did (above 2 posts)? if so, howd u get it off?or is it even safe/supposed to come off?

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      01-18-2007 02:25 PM #15
      theres a DIY on here that helped me out a ton!
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      01-18-2007 02:43 PM #16
      http://www.roadsleeper.com/gti/

      Go to the left side of the page and click on 'Shift Knob'

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      01-18-2007 04:50 PM #17
      perfect!!

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