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Steve McF

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Tatty gear lever gaitor
« on: 17 July 2019, 08:20:19 PM »
My gear lever gaitor is a bit worm. Functional, but looks a bit rubbish.

So I wondered how easy it is to change it, especially as it has the collar that you have to pull up to select reverse.

I was a bit concerned when on another thread on here, it sounded like a fellow Saabie was having to destroy the gear knob just to get it off. I assume the gear knob will have to com off to get a new gaitor on?

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Re: Tatty gear lever gaitor
« Reply #1 on: 17 July 2019, 10:58:56 PM »
At risk of appearing to be an expert on something I know nothing about......

http://saabworld.net/showthread.php?t=32475

Step 1 appears to be gear knob removal

You might want to spend time cleaning it carefully  :)
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Re: Tatty gear lever gaitor
« Reply #2 on: 18 July 2019, 09:12:20 PM »
Here’s some I found

one destructive effort on the knob but also covers the gaitor.
https://youtu.be/L8peTUq1SO0

A simpler way of knob removal, that may preserve the gear knob
https://youtu.be/mBIME9XksP4

This is fastest for knob removal but its done in the front room.
https://youtu.be/wnP7FNHgawE

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Re: Tatty gear lever gaitor
« Reply #3 on: 18 July 2019, 09:39:48 PM »
Have seen some using this for 900s and 9-3s up to 2003
Very destructive

http://www.saab9000.com/gearknob/images/instructions.jpg