How to Remove a Dodge 1500 Shift Knobby Josh Baum
Removing the shift knob on a Dodge 1500 is a quick and easy job. You might want to do this if you have an aftermarket shift knob that you would like to install, or if your current shift knob feels loose or makes a rattling noise. In such cases, simply removing the shift knob and reinstalling it can make all the difference.
Carefully stick the blade of a small flat-head screwdriver under the circular plate on the top of the shift knob. The circular plate has the shift pattern printed on it. Pry the plate up slightly, then carefully work your way around it, prying it up as you go.
Lift the plate completely off of the knob and set it aside.
Use a socket wrench to remove the lock nut underneath the removable plate.
Twist the gear shift knob to the left. This may be hard at first, but once you get it going, it will unscrew easily. Continue turning it to the left until the knob pulls off.
- Aftermarket shift knobs may have their own installation procedure. When reinstalling the original shift knob, note that the removable plate will snap into place when secured, making an audible clicking noise. This can usually be done simply by pressing down on it with both thumbs, but if you have trouble, tap it with a rubber mallet.
Items you will need
- Small flat-head screwdriver
- Socket wrench
- Dodge Pickups 2002-2005; Chilton; 2005