Originally Posted by TheCOB
Hey everyone...I have a 2005 Chrysler 300C and I am interested in changing the gear shift knob to something done in black/grey wood. I have two questions:
1. I have searched a lot and can't find a clear answer on how to remove the stock shift knob, whether I should twist it counterclockwise until it comes off, or if I need to slide the metal collar down the shaft to remove it?
2. What type of shift knob should I look for, anything in particular? Where can I find a good selection of wood shift knobs in dark grey or black stain that will fit on my car?
2005-2007 LX's are threaded shift shafts. All you need to do is turn the shifter (counter clockwise) to remove the shifter. The chrome trim piece at the bottom of the shifter is attached to the shifter, does not come loose to pull a pin.
The factory uses thread locker on there threaded shifters, so the first time you go to remove the shifter you will have to turn it pretty hard until you feel the thread locker give loose (crack). Then you simply un-screw the shifter until it comes off.
I do not know of any wood shifters for our cars. I seem to remember there was a member on LX forums that made metal/wood shifters but he does not make them anymore.
I have this BT aluminum shifter (currently painted in bright silver metallic) for sale. It fits your 05 threaded shift shaft. You can always re-paint the shifter Dark Grey or Black satin. Let me know if your interested, $35 (shipping not included, $10 to ship anywhere in the US)