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Old 25 Apr 2018, 02:42 pm
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Default Want to replace "cobra" style shifter to "push knob" style

The shifter in my PT looks like this (google pic not my car. i keep mine clean!):



I want to replace it with this style:



I was actually at the junkyard today, and found about 15 of these. But unfortunately I don't know how to take them out.

I was trying to find videos on youtube, but i didn't find anything specific for what i need.

My car is an automatic. The shifters that i found were all from 03's and up. I think they will work fine in my car up until 05.

There's bound to be a few of you that have replaced them. How difficult was the process?

On the sweet side, i did find a pair of headlamps that look to be brand new. Complete with a pair of these inside the lamp:



total for the headlamps was $64 (each is above $70 at OReilly's) so i made out good. the bulbs are priced at $25. So i hope the bulbs work.

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Old 25 Apr 2018, 04:06 pm
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Here's my thread on doing the shifter swap.

The "Handy" Chrome Shifty Swap


To remove the shifter, here's some steps. This is all from memory so ask any questions if you find items I didn't cover. Look through my thread too:

1. Remove the Phillips head screws from the front and back cup holders in the center console.

2. Pop out the rear window switch and unplug.

3. Pull the parking brake level back REALLY hard.

4. Shift the seats to the most forward position and lean seats forward.

5. Lift out center console and unplug the lighter.

6. Unclip cables from front of shifter.

7. Unplug shifter light.

8. Remove four nuts holding shifter.

9. Remove shifter.
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Old 25 Apr 2018, 04:12 pm
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I'm guessing removing the cobra shifter is basicaly the same procedure?

thanks man, i really appreciate the response.
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Sorry Handy, but he doesn't have to remove anything but the cobra-head shifter handle if he uses one of my custom shifter knobs. He does not have to remove the old original shifter assembly and buy a new style assembly from the salvage yard. Also, he doesn't need to do all the labor intensive disassembly and reassembly steps that are needed in the above method.

Here is a pic of the location of the set screw that anchors his current cobra-head handle. It's on the backside of the handle. It requires a 3 mm allen wrench to unscrew it. Now he slides the old cobra-head handle off of his atx shaft. Once it is removed, he then measures to drill a 9/64ths inch hole in his old atx shaft, slide my custom shifter knob onto the shaft, tighten the set screw and he is done.

It's really just as easy as I'm making it sound.



Just a quick note, you cannot do this with the stock shifter round knobs that come OEM on our PT CRUISERS.

It can only be done with my custom knobs.

WWPPTC'S 'PINSTRIPES' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's PUNISHER ATX knobs

WWPPTC's 'BATMAN' themed custom ATX shifter knobs

WWPPTC's 'SKULL & BONES' themed custom ATX knobs

WWPPTC's 'GHOST' themed custom ATX knobs

WWPPTC's Custom 'ROUTE 66' ATX shift knobs

WWPPTC's 'AIRCRAFT' themed ATX custom knobs

WWPPTC's 'TURBO' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'MOPAR' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'FLAMES' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'DREAM CRUISER' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's MISC. themed ATX knobs


Jerry

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Sorry Handy, but he doesn't have to remove anything but the cobra-head shifter handle if he uses one of my custom shifter knobs. He does not have to remove the old original shifter assembly and buy a new style assembly from the salvage yard. Also, he doesn't need to do all the labor intensive disassembly and reassembly steps that are needed in the above method.

Here is a pic of the location of the set screw that anchors his current cobra-head handle. It's on the backside of the handle. It requires a 3 mm allen wrench to unscrew it. Now he slides the old cobra-head handle off of his atx shaft. Once it is removed, he then measures to drill a 9/64ths inch hole in his old atx shaft, slide my custom shifter knob onto the shaft, tighten the set screw and he is done.

It's really just as easy as I'm making it sound.

Jerry
Very cool, Jerry!
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Sorry Handy, but he doesn't have to remove anything but the cobra-head shifter handle if he uses one of my custom shifter knobs. He does not have to remove the old original shifter assembly and buy a new style assembly from the salvage yard. Also, he doesn't need to do all the labor intensive disassembly and reassembly steps that are needed in the above method.

Here is a pic of the location of the set screw that anchors his current cobra-head handle. It's on the backside of the handle. It requires a 3 mm allen wrench to unscrew it. Now he slides the old cobra-head handle off of his atx shaft. Once it is removed, he then measures to drill a 9/64ths inch hole in his old atx shaft, slide my custom shifter knob onto the shaft, tighten the set screw and he is done.

It's really just as easy as I'm making it sound.



Just a quick note, you cannot do this with the stock shifter round knobs that come OEM on our PT CRUISERS.

It can only be done with my custom knobs.

WWPPTC'S 'PINSTRIPES' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's PUNISHER ATX knobs

WWPPTC's 'BATMAN' themed custom ATX shifter knobs

WWPPTC's 'SKULL & BONES' themed custom ATX knobs

WWPPTC's 'GHOST' themed custom ATX knobs

WWPPTC's Custom 'ROUTE 66' ATX shift knobs

WWPPTC's 'AIRCRAFT' themed ATX custom knobs

WWPPTC's 'TURBO' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'MOPAR' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'FLAMES' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's 'DREAM CRUISER' CUSTOM ATX KNOBS

WWPPTC's MISC. themed ATX knobs


Jerry
Whoa! those are awesome!
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