Or a dead shift knob anyway. This bastard put up a valiant fight, I’ll give it that, but ultimately I’m afraid the strain was more than it could bear.

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You see that cut line going right up into the blue part? That’s the one that finally killed it. I thought I could just cut away the bottom, but the lever was so far up in there I practically had to cut the knob in half.

They had put electrical tape around it and hammered it on, and I hate them for that. It’s not even a good knob! It’s uncomfortable and it’s ugly, why did they want that on there so badly? I don’t get it.

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There’s my Chinesium $10 Amazon knob and boot. It’s total garbage, but it’s better garbage than what I had. I’ll likely pick up a GLI knob and boot and swap the six speed pattern for a 5 speed, but that’s not exactly an immediate need.

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Tomorrow I head to the DMV to get this pile registered, and hopefully I’ll be driving it to work on Tuesday. 

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