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Small post B&M install problem

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I recently installed the B&M shifter on my 04 996 C2 Cab. I also had installed the B&M on my 01 Boxster S that I no longer own. In both cars I have had a minor problem in that the shift knob will pull off rather easily now after doing the B&M install. It has come off on me during shifting while I drive on both my Boxster and my current 996. My question is how can I secure it so that it is attached to the shift lever as tigthly as it was when installed at the factory? I have used quite a bit of pressure to push it back on but it still seems to pop off easily if I pull on it. Does anyone have this same problem and does anyone know of a solution?



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Mike, there should be a tightening screw under the shift skirt on the front side.  I think it is about a 6MM torx key.  It's hard to see if you don't know what to look for.  Does yours have one?

I have the standard shift knob and there is no set screw to secure it.

Thanks for the idea though.


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Most likely the shift knob is not seated. It takes force to pull it off and force to seat it. I cover the top with a cloth and hit it with a dead blow plastic hammer until I can tell it is seated. Why the hammer, because we use it to hit the wood chisel when we remove the oem plastic bushing for a B&M install so it is handy. Otherwise I pound on the top of the knob with my hand until it is seated.

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