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Old 03-24-2011, 04:28 PM
mystar mystar is offline
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Default How Do I Remove the Gear Shift Knob and Shaft?

I have a 94 SL500 that has the leather gear shift knob and I want to replace it. I purchased the replacement with a wood knob which comes with the shaft. I can not figure our how to remove the existing knob and shaft. The shaft screws into the assembly and there is a nut which tightens down locking it in place. How do I remove this shaft and or get a tool down there to loosen the nut to unscrew the shaft? Thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide!
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:14 PM
mrelbe mrelbe is offline
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You have to take the console cover off and try to get a 15mm wrench in there to just loosen the nut. Then you can screw out the shaft.
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