How to Change Your Gear Knob & Gaiter

It's really easy to change your gear stick knob and gaiter in a VW T5 camper van or panel van and we will take a closer look at this in this very quick article.

Basically all you need to do is flip off the current cap (where the gear pattern is) to reveal a torx head screw. Once you have unscrewed this with the correct size torx bit, the gear knob just pulls off easily:


At this point, if you are planning on changing the gaiter surround this is simply held in place by a few clips round the outside. It is very easy to use a trim tool to pop this off and it then just pulls out over the top of the gear stick:

Fitting your news ones is simply a reversal of the above and you will end up with something like this!:

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