Gear lever numbers wearing off

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Gear lever numbers wearing off

Postby Woody Woo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:13 pm

Hello,

The numbers on the grear lever are wearing off. Anyone know what I can do about it? It seems a sort of rubbery coating - not very durable.

I have read about other owners having this problem. Any solution?




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Postby IainMW » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:54 pm

You need a new knob! :cool:

Doubt it will be covered by the warranty though?
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Postby catherine c » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:08 pm

My tip - don't wear jewellery. I've noticed that when I wear a ring, it wears the numbers off. Same thing happened to my friend in her Megane after she got engaged!
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Postby nickbell69 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:34 pm

So the moral of this tale is once you get engaged don't let a ring near your knob. :lol:

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Postby The Negotiator » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:35 pm

You can replace just the cap, but I only managed to source one from France. You simply put a wide screwdriver into the back of it and lever out the old one and push in the new one.

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Postby Woody Woo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:08 am

Thanks for the comments. I shall be in France for Easter so I shall go into a Renault garage and try and get a new knob.

Poor design though - you wonder how much development time is spent by manufaturers. My knob was perfect until a mechanic took the car for a test drive...



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Postby Bumpy macaroon » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:01 am

my knob is shiney and i polish it, waiting for the wife to rip it off

nooo, my 57 plater has a knob which is recessed not printed so it wont rub off, unlike the wifes which will rub off
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Postby IainMW » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:03 am

Yet another post that has ended up in the gutter! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Woody Woo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:32 pm

Are the new recessed knobs interchangeable with the old knobs?






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Postby Woody Woo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:34 pm

IainMW wrote:Yet another post that has ended up in the gutter! :lol: :lol: :lol:



And I wonder who started that...






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Postby Bumpy macaroon » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:53 pm

it looks exactly the same size so i dont see why not, my recessed one is on a DCi six gearbox, have not had chance to see if they have recessed the 5 gear ones, and the gearstick looks the same aswell, ive not told the missus yet she is in a hump as my interior is better then hers.............
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Postby TheFinn » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:30 pm

Woody Woo wrote:Are the new recessed knobs interchangeable with the old knobs?


Yes. A mate just changed the old one for a new recessed one on his 6-speeder, and I'm currently waiting for one to arrive from France.
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Postby IainMW » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:40 pm

And I wonder who started that...


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Postby gener8or » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:23 pm

The Negotiator wrote:You can replace just the cap, but I only managed to source one from France. You simply put a wide screwdriver into the back of it and lever out the old one and push in the new one.


anbody know where you can order online?

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Postby Deano16v » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:22 pm

270213858992 is for a black 5 speed insert on ebay.
190201259441 is for a silver 5 speed insert

cant find any others though for renault, or 6 speed ones but you should be able to fit one from another lift up for reverse car
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