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Replacing Tiptronic Shifter Button


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The silver button on the top of the gear shifter of my 1998 Carrera tiptronic has had a big scratch on it since before I owned the car. I have just now finally gotten around to buying a replacement and it just arrived. However, while the old one pops off and on really easily, the new one has a metal clip built into it that the old one doesn't have. You can see it on the picture attached (although the photo is from my phone and is not very clear!). The metal clip is a metallic brown colour in the centre. It appears to be there to reinfoce the plastic to hold the button on firmer.

I'm struggling to get the metal clip on the new button to open enough to let me push the button on. I'm worried I'm going to end up breaking off the metal rod in the gear stick that that the button is meant to clip onto. Having broken things in the past through getting too enthusiastic with brute force I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing some obvious trick as to how to get the new one on.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Greg

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Hi

The silver button on the top of the gear shifter of my 1998 Carrera tiptronic has had a big scratch on it since before I owned the car. I have just now finally gotten around to buying a replacement and it just arrived. However, while the old one pops off and on really easily, the new one has a metal clip built into it that the old one doesn't have. You can see it on the picture attached (although the photo is from my phone and is not very clear!). The metal clip is a metallic brown colour in the centre. It appears to be there to reinfoce the plastic to hold the button on firmer.

I'm struggling to get the metal clip on the new button to open enough to let me push the button on. I'm worried I'm going to end up breaking off the metal rod in the gear stick that that the button is meant to clip onto. Having broken things in the past through getting too enthusiastic with brute force I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing some obvious trick as to how to get the new one on.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Greg

Just found instructions on removal/install by searching for "tiptronic knob" rather than "tiptronic button" that I had used previously.

Looks like brute force is the answer!

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