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Old 05-20-2015, 12:16 PM   #1
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Shift Knob DIY

Never did care for the shift knob on my 2013. Changing it for the 2014.4 knob has been on my mind for about a year. So while I was at my Sprinter dealer for Service B last week I decided to chat with the parts department.

First, they need to check your VIN. If you don't have one handy get one from a Sprinter on the lot. That way they can search to see if it actually fits.

Knowing car manufacturers they will keep mechanical changes to a minimum just changing easily changed aspects such as hoods, fenders, lights, grilled, shift knobs, etc. for their "face lift" or "low cost initiative" Same product different look.

Here goes.

2014.5 low cost initiative shift knob part no. in case you don't have your vin handy.
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This step may be optional. I removed the faux wood trim to make sure I can easily remove the shift lever boot.
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Pull the boot up and over the knob. Use an adjustable wrench to turn the plastic collar at the bottom of the shift knob counterclockwise. Perhaps one to one and half turn.
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Pull up on the knob. Leaving just the lever.
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Slide the new knob / boot assembly over the lever, turn the lock at the base of the knob clockwise one to one and a half turns and pull the boot down and snap the boot frame back into the console.
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Reattach self adhesive faux wood trim.

Takes less than 5 minutes and costs about $55.

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Old 05-20-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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Good job. Definitely looks better.

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Old 05-20-2015, 05:54 PM   #3
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I agree. It does look better.

Now if MB would change the HVAC controls to something that made sense. I had to make a cheat sheet to decrypt the symbols for changing the airflow.
Glass half full or half empty to an engineer is the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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