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56 vito gear stick gaiter

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by pem, Oct 20, 2012.

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    pem New Member

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    Hi, i have a 56 plate vito with a 6 speed manual gearbox (pull up collar for reverse) i want to change the gaiter, the old one is stretched around the plastic clipped in surround at the bottom and the top is held in with an o-ring (viewed when gaiter is inside out) how do you get the old one off? is it a case of removing the knob? if so, how?

    Thank you in advance

    Simon.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Cant be sure on yours but most gear shift knobs have a collet on the bottom and ½ turn releases it and they pull up and off
     
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    pem

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    Hi, thanks for that, dont think there is a collar on mine, it looks like it unscrews or is held on with a bolt (mabey under a top cover?) either way i cant seem to twist it off or get to any retaining bolt. The pull up plastic collar for reverse comes all the way up to the base of the knob.

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    The're 2 types on is a gaiter which just pulls out. The other is a hard plastic cover . The central dash has to be removed on the later.
     
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    I Think that you will find the replacement part will have a zip type fastener and the old gaiter will have to be cut off. Buy the new one first and all will become clear.
     

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