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Old 04-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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How to secure new shift knob?

So I bought a new shift knob over the winter, and haven't secured it yet. The knob is Hamann, it's aluminum. The problem is that the idiot who owned my car before me, had no clue what he was doing, as per usual. He attempted to shorten the shaft by hacking it down. The new knob has screws, but they don't hold, because the shaft is too soft. Also the shaft doesn't go all the way to the top of the full size knob.

How do I secure the knob? Some sort of appoxy? What do recommend, and where do I get it? should I fill the dead space inside the knob, and then attach the knob?
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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i siliconed mine and it was secured for 2 years... it took a whileeee to get it back out!
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Use a hot glue gun. Then, if you ever need to remove it, a heat gun or hair dryer will make things easier!
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i siliconed mine and it was secured for 2 years... it took a whileeee to get it back out!
What kind of silicone did you use?


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Use a hot glue gun. Then, if you ever need to remove it, a heat gun or hair dryer will make things easier!
I tried that, and it didn't work. I may go buy more glue sticks, and see about filling in the dead space with it.
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Thanks hockeyfan. Hot glue worked this time. I filled the dead space in the knob, then applied more for the attaching process. The good thing too, is that I can pretty much remove the knob whenever I please.
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did you use the extender on your knob or just the ball?
The ball looked so much sweeter!
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Thanks hockeyfan. Hot glue worked this time. I filled the dead space in the knob, then applied more for the attaching process. The good thing too, is that I can pretty much remove the knob whenever I please.
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did you use the extender on your knob or just the ball?
The ball looked so much sweeter!
I used the whole thing. Ya the ball by itself looks cool, but with not having a short shifter its, pretty pointless. It would take more effort for me to shift with the ball, than to have the whole thing and shift.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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