Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New gear shift knob, continued :)

Right, so I had a new gear shift knob installed, but that left me with the shift gaiter hanging loose, and revealing an unsightly metal stick between knob and gaiter. Even though I only drove the car to work and back today, this, too, irritated me!

So, after getting home, I removed the gear knob and gaiter, looking for a way to attach the two together. Then I felt stupid. The solution was staring at me in the face all the time. It was so easy!

Just take this:
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Undo the screw cover, then do this:
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There! Just invert the cover and it would hold the gaiter properly!

I just removed the cap, slid the gaiter onto the gear knob neck, and screwed the cover back on, inverted of course.

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See? It was that simple, and the gaiter would be put in place securely, so no more unsightly aluminium ring or shift stick metal showing!

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Yay! I'm pretty satisfied with how it looks now, so I probably won't be getting a new knob anytime soon. Wish I'd thought of it earlier!

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