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gatos Dec 18th, 2011 19:08

Phase 2 S40/V40 Manual Gearknob Replacement
 
As requested by Volvo2002, here is a miniguide of how to remove the gearknob. This is for a Phase 2 S40. Older gearknobs differ and the procedure is different.
Hope this miniguide helps a few people.

So here we go:

First of all, lift up and remove the rubber MAT
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G01.jpg


Unclip these 2 clips (by pushing both of them inwards) and lift the plastic base
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G02.jpg


You will need to gently unclip the four clips pointed by the yellow arrows. The lower two bits pointed by the green arrow are not clips, but just holding the lot together. A lot of people have broken some of this clips by trying to unclip it from that end.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G03.jpg


You need to push in this clip as well as the one on the other side at the same time and gently push down the gaiter and the its plastic ring. I used by leatherman to press the lower part of these clips. Any large pliers will do too
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G04.jpg


Close up of the clips. You need to push the lower bit, as the top part needs to be releases
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G05.jpg


Push the gaiter with the plastic ring downwards (yellow arrow) and then use a flat blade screwdriver to lift the clip pointed by the green arrow. There is one more clip on the other side, so you will need to use another screwdriver. While lifting both clips a tiny bit outwards, just lift the gearknob
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G06.jpg


and you are done
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G07.jpg


Close up of the gearknob and the gearknob stick
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...arknob/G08.jpg

DC6839 Dec 18th, 2011 19:16

Gear Knob
 
Well done Gatos... another excellent guide ... thanks for taking the time to do this ....

Looking forward to your guide on the Higgs boson particle :notworthy:

gatos Dec 18th, 2011 19:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by DC6839 (Post 1050847)
Well done Gatos... another excellent guide ... thanks for taking the time to do this ....

Looking forward to your guide on the Higgs boson particle :notworthy:

lol. I could post my Thesis from my Uni, physics related too.....:). But then again, I think it would bore a few people here

Volvo2002 Dec 18th, 2011 19:34

Excellent Guide Gatos :thumbs_up:

When ever I get my knob from pinhead this job should be a piece of cake. Thanks for taking the time to do this :)

pringle_addict Dec 18th, 2011 21:40

Brilliant guide, and perfect timing as I have a gaitor change to do soon :)

pinhead Dec 19th, 2011 03:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Volvo2002 (Post 1050864)
Excellent Guide Gatos :thumbs_up:

When ever I get my knob from pinhead this job should be a piece of cake. Thanks for taking the time to do this :)

very shortly thanks to gatos guide :)

Dog_Book Dec 19th, 2011 18:59

Have to sort my knob out when i clean it its goes all funny like.

baldmosher Dec 21st, 2011 16:09

Very useful, although I did this blind recently, just giving everything a bit of a clean, and it's not hard to dismantle at all!

Replacing, on the other hand, is a bit of a fiddle!

pringle_addict Dec 21st, 2011 16:18

All we need now is a definitive guide to replacing the 'top left' reverse knob with the sleeve.

Anadinolin Dec 21st, 2011 16:45

Haynes, eat your heart out


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