Re: Shift Knob removal on 500 POP

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Egoldeng
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Re: Shift Knob removal on 500 POP

Post by Egoldeng » Tue May 07, 2013 1:33 pm

Does anyone know how to remove the gear shift knob on a 2012 POP? The Abarth has tabs that you can get unclip with a credit card as a tool but the top of the POP knob seems to be either glued or of attached with some really good double back tape ... depends on who you listen too. I would like to be able to reuse the knob without too much damage. my intent is to try to change the gear shift boot from the vinyl one to a nice leather one. I looked on 500 madness and they had a video but they had already pre-lossened the top of the knob in the video.... you could see it moving prior to insertion of a small screwdriver for prying. I am sure someone has done it.

JDA
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Re: Shift Knob removal on 500 POP

Post by JDA » Wed May 08, 2013 9:51 pm

Pretty sure it's detailed in the latest issue of Ricambi

Egoldeng
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Re: Shift Knob removal on 500 POP

Post by Egoldeng » Thu May 09, 2013 1:56 pm

It is a good article and would be helpful if my project was on an Abarth....

But like the article states.... the regular 500 shift knob is not held on with tabs like the Abarth. The article is no help when it comes to removing the POP knob without damaging it. Getting the boot loose is easy but cannot get it over a still attached knob.

JDA
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Re: Shift Knob removal on 500 POP

Post by JDA » Thu May 09, 2013 5:35 pm

hmm. Maybe a quick call to a Fiat dealer.
Nice to say that! (again)
..in the United States!

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