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Has anyone replaced their gearknob and gaiter with a saab leather one?

I bought the bits today..

1 x Saab 93 gear knob - leather
1 x Saab 93 gaiter - leather
1 x two piece epoxy adhesive kit.

Fitting it is a nightmare!...

The instructions say you have to hacksaw the old rubber gear knob off!!!...
 

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Well, fitted it today.. really hard to get the old gearknob removed.. but it all looks great now...

Don't know why I didn't just buy the SE at the time instead of the S....... I've replaced so much -- it nearly is an SE now...

Options fitted..
Front mistlamps
16'' aero wheels
Saab sports exhaust backbox..
sport chassis
audio 2 - CD with steering wheel controls
Metalic paint
Handsfree kit
Aircon
Saab Car cat 2 car alarm
and the rest....

Is this normal for Saab ownership...?
 

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Is this normal for Saab ownership...?



Yup.

I've not really bought anything on top of servicing for my Carlsson. HAving said that, I have a company VW, so don't need another car, though I just had to have a fast Saab! (Was going to say "cheap Saab" though that sounds derogatory!)

Wait 'til you start talking to the bl**dy thing! ;-)

Kevin Mc
 

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I admire anyone who has decided to go beyond the instructions for replacing the gearknob in their 9,3 - I have a mahogany one waiting for my next trip to the dealer for installation - all the other wood bits went on without any problem - but the requirement that a hacksaw be used put me off trying the shifter knob.

My sincere congratulations on having done it yourself.
 

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quite easy really

its not screwed on just fitted onto a tight spline
pull up gaiter its on push fitted studs then firmly grip knob with both hands and pull really hard but twising left/right at the same time off it pops! replace leather by just lining it up and firmly pushing it into place
 

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Really,

Damn... I tried to twist and pull, but no joy.. read the instructions and it mentioned the hacksaw...

And once into the job, it was clear the damn thing was glued on.. because i had to clean the old adheasive off the spline..

New one certainly won't come off... It's glued on!
 
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