Gear Knob ReplacementAugust 9, 2019
My gear knob has started to make small cuts to the inside of my hand pretty much each time I drive my Yeti now.
The silver plastic head is cracked, it is flicking up and it’s sharp. I know these heads can be replaced. But there is also a little wear on the leather part of the knob as well. It is coming up for nine years old, after all.
Searching online for a nice gear knob throws up many options and I am tempted by several 🤔
After deliberating for some time, I opt for a genuine Skoda item. Better than my original. It even has ‘YETI‘ embossed on either side of it.
As ever, it arrives fast.
So let’s now replace this tired old girl…
With this new beauty…
I ease my flat-head screwdriver tip between the gaitor frame and centre console.
A gentle lever action until I hear a healthy ‘click’ sound
Do it all the way around and the frame separates from the console without damage. 😰
I pull the gaitor over the gear knob to as far as it will go.
Now there’s like a large circlip that needs to come off.
And then a plastic clip.
Looks like I’m in business…
Poke the new gear knob through the gaitor and secure with the plastic clip.
Attach to the gear stick and secure with the circlip.
I then clip the frame back into the centre console, and…
Good times. 🙂
Other modifications I have made to my Yeti’s interior are here: Yeti interior
And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, customised or not.
Gear knobs for Skoda available here on Amazon
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