Having obtained a replacement gearknob from a member I finally got around to fitting it.
- Difficulty Level:
Basically the steps are as follows:-
1 Pull down gaiter, easier said than done-tight clips.
2 Remove gearknob.
3 Remove centre dash.
4 Remove gaiter from centre dash.
5 Replace gearknob collar.
6 Refit gaiter.
7 Refit centre console.
8 Refit new gearknob.
WARNING-SOME OF THE EDGES ON THE CENTRE CONSOLE ARE FRAGILE AND EASILY DAMAGED SEE PICTURES LATER.
The instructions say pull up the front of the centre console to release the clips ( no way will that happen). Then unclip the centre console remove the cable for the heated seat switches carry on unclipping and remove from car ( the two rear clips are a PIA to remove)
Having removed the centre console (sorry about the quality of the pictures) I marked the location of the clips, the one under the storage bin need the lid open.
Underneath the red clips can be seen you can just make out the white one under the storage bin.
Damage if not careful! front edge no way could you pull that up by hand, and rear corner between the red clips you need to look.
Going back together tape marks the positions of the clips for reference of where to lever if necessary!