The chrome is peeling off my manual gear (shifter) knob. The car was first registered in 2004, and has a lift-to-shift knob. Can I replace just the knob (ie not the lever, cable)? Eg with something like this?. How do I get the old knob off?
Removing the gearknob on a Vectra C is literally a case of pull upwards. Some are really stiff, some are really loose. My Signum (based on the same model) is so loose it likes to slide off when the weather gets hot
Be careful when you do as there is a spring that sits between the lifter and the gearknob.