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Old Apr 9th, 2016, 17:47   #1
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I have a 52 plate V70 2.4t auto with geartronic transmission. The plastic lever(inhibitor button?) on the gearknob that allows you go into the park position from drive suddenly dropped out of the gear knob. On investigation I found that one of the plastic parts that a pin goes through had broken.
Could some one tell me how to to get the knob off so that I can fit a new lever?
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Old Apr 9th, 2016, 20:42   #2
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If its just the button that failed, you don't need to remove the knob as the button assembly just slides out. It's best done with a proper trim removal tool to avoid damaging the gear selector knob but if you're careful you can just use a flat bladed screwdriver. There are instructions online if you can track them down.

Mine cracked as shown here:


You can get a new button unit for about 10 but I found the early type was tricky to get so in the end I just glued mine back together. The one on left was the replacement (which didn't fit) and mine was on the right:
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Old Apr 10th, 2016, 06:06   #3
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As Simon mentioned, ,you may not have to remove the gear knob - but here's a "How to" that someone posted on the forum recently, for future reference.
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Old Apr 10th, 2016, 15:16   #4
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many thanks.Great pictures. My button is the one shown on the left of your photo
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Old Apr 10th, 2016, 21:14   #5
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If it's any use to you, you can have it for 5 + postage. No use to me as it doesn't fit. Cost me twice that much.

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Old Apr 16th, 2016, 11:54   #6
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many thanks for the kind offer. I would have bought it from you but had already ordered one by the time I had seen your offer.
Once again many thanks

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Thanks to all above. My 2006 XC70 Geartronic gear knob button has broken in exactly the same place. I have yet to find out whether it's the with or without pin version, hopefully Charlton will come up with the goods. Then as my days of car fixing are over, shall take that and the pdf along to my local garage who seem to be able to do anything on my car and have them fix it.

Then it'll remain 12 years young / 125,000 miles and just run in....
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Thanks for ALL your information. My gear knob has broken below wher the button is and allows it to come out too far. Have you any idea if you can get a complete knob? Its stuck in P a few times and is a bit of a so and so to clear. I have now fixed the button IN and the car drives fine but the danger of selecting R in erro is there all the time.
Any advice is most welcome as I getting on in years and the local eealership want 130 just to diagnose the fault and it doesnt come off the price of fixing it.. so its NOT going in there.

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Old May 22nd, 2019, 02:31   #9
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You can use pretty any knob from automatic transmissions from 2001 on, used one shouldn't be expensive. The problem pulling the knob out is the rod is not lubed and doesn't want to slide out. You may be pulling on it and it certainly feels like it will never come out, no matter what. My tip is to pull on it several times, not just a continuous pull. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0EcSeEn2fk
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