I want to replace the OEM shift knob, but it's not unscrewing off. Not sure what else I should do. I have removed the trim piece around the shifter. I have tried using a wrench to have better leverage but it isn't moving at all. I'm afraid I'm gonna mess something up if I use any more force.
In the words of Patrick Starr, "Firmly grasp it."
"It" being the shift knob itself. Then, twist HARD in a counter-clockwise motion. You'll get it. Then, and this is the important part, do not install it as tight as the previous person.
The trim piece does not need removed. It looks like you messed up the boot quite a bit in this effort.. good luck!
I'm replacing the shifter/e-brake boot and the shift knob all together cause the leather for both has been tearing over time. I have a feeling that this shift knob has been on the car since the beginning of time lmao. Manage to get everything off aside from the knob. Would the use of WD-40 be advisable?
lubricant is going to be difficult to get on the threads, as you're working against gravity. Honestly, if you're replacing the shift knob, and throwing the current one away, your best bet is to take your vice grips, adjust them so you can just barely clamp them onto the widest part of the leather knob, then hold the shift rod with one hand, and twist the vice grips as far out as possible. Mechanical leverage is your friend. I hope this helps