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Gear stick vrx

Postby Leyo » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:41 am

So this is a really random question, I'm wondering if the gear stick in the 2008 vrx can unscrew, I might just be weak, but I also don't want to break it by trying to hard.

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby awood » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:52 am

Gear stick or gear knob?
Yes the OEM manual gear knob does unscrew , turn it left to undo.
However . if it is an aftermarket knob it may have three tiny grub screws around the bottom edge you need to loosen then pull straight up.

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby Mars1811 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:59 am

The stock VRX shift knob can definitely unscrew as Awood said.

Just hijacking the topic slightly, my leather gear knob has worn down to hell and back, does anyone have suggestions for any aftermarket knobs they've used?
I'd love something as similar to the Evo knob but they go for close to $200 online, so wanted to get some others' ideas.
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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby bumblebee » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:13 pm

The gear stick is mounted under the centre console and is usually fairly sturdy
However
The centre console comes out fairly easily

The gear knob in the manual will unscrew
In some of the CVT the gear knob will unscrew and some of the CVT the gear knob need to unclip and lift up
There was a document explaining the CVT removal on this forum sometime ago

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Re: Gear stick vrx

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby Leyo » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:56 am

Thank you so much, I'll give it a go and see what I can do

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby bumblebee » Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:36 pm

awesome :-)

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby adamhumphrey » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:21 pm

When I had my wife's vrx I ordered an oem polished alloy gear knob from the U.S looked mint. Saved heaps of dollars over buying it here too.
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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby adamhumphrey » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:26 pm

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MY11 Evo X MR (2011-Current)
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MY11 Peugoet 207 XT HDi (2020-Current)

MY09 Lancer Sportback VRX (2015-2019) - Sold Nov 2019
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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby Mars1811 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:57 pm

Cheers Adam, thanks for the model numbers :)
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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby bumblebee » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:27 am

Make sure to get the thread pitch right on the aftermarket models

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby CJVR08 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Mine is some Silver looking aftermarket knob that seems to comee loose? I can't seem to find any screws except one right at the top looks like needs all Allen key and then it's just a small screw that is supposed to grip the shaft? So is currently completely loose.....

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Re: Gear stick vrx

Postby bumblebee » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:43 am

It may have been over tighten a few times and now the threads are stuffed
It could be the gear knob itself is stuffed
Know anyone else with a lancer near by you can swap the gear knob with to test ?
Got a wrecker near by you can test with ?


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