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#1 johnS

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

Hi,

Decided to get a new aluminium look gear knob for my car since the original one looks a bit tatty.

Cant seem to get the new one on to catch the thread properly so it starts to screw down. The old one still does this when I try to put it back on. Ive already got the new one replaced in case it was faulty.

Any ideas? The gear knob definatly is compatinle with my car - ive checked

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

Try a loop of insulating tape around the gear stick threads.
See if that helps to grip the gear knob.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

It sounds like the new gear knob has a different thread pitch, try looking down the thread hole with a torch to see if you can see any difference, although on some threads the difference may not be visible to the naked eye.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

It sounds like the new gear knob has a different thread pitch, try looking down the thread hole with a torch to see if you can see any difference, although on some threads the difference may not be visible to the naked eye.


have already looked into the hole, cant see the thread on both!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

If it won't screw on it can't have the same thread, providing the original gear knob will still screw on; therefore the new gear knob is not compatible. :unsure:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

If it won't screw on it can't have the same thread, providing the original gear knob will still screw on; therefore the new gear knob is not compatible. :unsure:


I thought this but the seller did check with Ford with my reg and they said that it is compatible :blink:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

I thought this but the seller did check with Ford with my reg and they said that it is compatible :blink:

If it wont go on, it can't be, or it's from a dodgy batch. :wacko:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

this is an un-educated question mate,
but is it a genuine ford gear Knob?
and what is the finis code if it is?

these may be what you need if it is fairly loose
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4845ed44ce

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

this is an un-educated question mate,
but is it a genuine ford gear Knob?
and what is the finis code if it is?


yes genuine mate, FINIS: I beleive is either

1 054 416

or

A95AX 7K217 AA

(those are the numbers on the box)

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

i had both of these on my mk1 with no issues
4393460152_cf055b7c0c.jpg ford-focus-mk2-5-speed-gear-stick-knob-1998-2005-175-p.jpg

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

i had both of these on my mk1 with no issues
4393460152_cf055b7c0c.jpg ford-focus-mk2-5-speed-gear-stick-knob-1998-2005-175-p.jpg


yeah, mine is the pic with the white background.

How did you get it on? Just screw it back on like the original one?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

yes genuine mate, FINIS: I beleive is either

Finis 1054416

or

Part Number: A95AX 7K217 AA

(those are the numbers on the box)


sorry to say mate its specific upgrade for the ford Ka models range from 1996-2008
id repackage it and get a refund or exchange from ford on it.
http://www.pyemotors...Ford KA&id=1133

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

its also for the mk1 focus zetec unless thats a different finis code but they look identicl and yes it screwed stright on just as the other one in the pic does there should be a thread visible inside the gearknob sometimes you have to push them down as youre !Removed! them on before the threads catch bi=ut that gearknob does and should fit or send it back and ill sell you the other one pictured

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:24 PM

sorry to say mate its specific upgrade for the ford Ka models range from 1996-2008
id repackage it and get a refund or exchange from ford on it.


I'm certain it's for focus' also though. They even checked my REG with Ford's

How did you find out?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:25 PM

i had it in my mk1 so it should be fitting

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