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Gear Shift Knob Removal on an '05 300C

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?

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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?

Thanks.
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)



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2005-2007 LX's are threaded shift shafts.
My 2007 isn't. Have to pull down the collar & then pull it off.
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05 & 06 are definitely threaded. I know because I've removed the "pink thingy" inside the shifter on my '05 and my dad's '06. All I had to do was turn the shift knob to the left and unscrew it on both cars.
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They used a bit of threadlocker on the threaded knobs so it takes quite the twist (lefty loosey, righty tighty) to get them loose.

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success! I got the knob off...it was so damn hot today that it just came unscrewed like butter.

Thanks for your help guys. Now on to my second issue, finding a replacement. Think I'll start a new thread seeing as how I solved the issue in the title of this one...
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My 2007 isn't. Have to pull down the collar & then pull it off.
Your 07 must be a late build (I know all 08's pull the collar down and pull off). Most of the 07's I have seen, including my Jan. build SuperBee is still threaded shift shaft.
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success! I got the knob off...it was so damn hot today that it just came unscrewed like butter.

Thanks for your help guys. Now on to my second issue, finding a replacement. Think I'll start a new thread seeing as how I solved the issue in the title of this one...
You shifter may have come off easily as it might have been removed already, since 05, and no thread lock to break. When you install your new shifter I suggest using a little blue thread locker.

You should also check to see if your car still has the park lock out piece (pink plastic piece under your shift shaft). If it does I suggest buying the aluminum park lock out piece from BT and replacing your pink thing.
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If it does I suggest buying the aluminum park lock out piece from BT and replacing your pink thing.
Chrysler also has an updated one that is thicker at the break points for about $10. If you don't want to go all out in BT.
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Okay at the risk of sounding like a complete ignoramus, what is this BT you all speak of? Could somebody post a link as to where I can buy one of the aluminum replacement pieces (I'm in Canada, so it would have to be able to be shipped here)...how do I get it from Chrysler short of visiting the dealer?
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