Gear Knob Replacement

Gear Knob Replacement

9th August 2019 2 By Yeti Admin

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 🤪

Skoda gear knobs on Amazon

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.

New skoda yeti gear knob

So let’s now replace this tired old girl…

old yeti gear knob

With this new beauty…

replace gear knob skoda yeti

I have to ease my flat-head screwdriver tip between the gaitor frame and centre console.

remove skoda gear stick gaitor

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.

yeti center console

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.

remove the gaitor circlip

Looks like I’m in business…

yeti shifter exposedThis’ll have a new home shortly.

quality gear knob for skoda yeti

Poke the new gear knob through the gaitor and secure with the plastic clip.

gear stick gaitor removed from Yeti

removing old gear knob

Attach to the gear stick and secure with the circlip.

I then clip the frame back into the centre console, and…


genuine new skoda yeti gear knob

Good times. 😎

old and new skoda gear knobs

Other modifications I have made to my Yeti’s interior are here: Yeti interior

And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, whether customised or not.

Gear knobs for the Yeti are available here on Amazon

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