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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Relocating 4wd button, switching to aftermarket knob.

loyale gl dl shifter 4wd

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#1 LoyaleSmith


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Hey all, I was wondering if anyone had info on removing the stock loyale shift knob. I have already gotten the pin out, but i'm not sure how to remove the 4wd button. Inside the knob is a white plastic casing. will the casing remove from the knob, or do I have to cut the knob off around it? I am going to put the button somewhere on the dash or center console, and thread on an aftermarket shift knob.


words of advice/pics much appreciated.



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#2 WoodsWagon


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:13 PM

No there's a small phillips screw that holds the switch into the knob. I think it goes up from the underside into it but it's been years since I've looked at one.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:22 PM

I took the screw out too, when i was messing with it.. the white casing still didnt want to come out. is it just stuck, and needs more pulling? 

#4 TomRhere


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:52 AM

I believe the outer part of the shifter knob is molded around that White center piece.

I was thinking along the same line as you are, moving the button to the dash somewhere. I just noted where each of the wires connected to the switch and un-soldered them to remove switch from shifter knob. Haven't installed switch anywhere as of yet.

#5 LoyaleSmith


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:11 AM

Thats what I was thinking too, since no amount of pulling seemed to make it budge. Let me know how that goes, would love to see some pics. I'm headed off to the hardware store, last night the switch that runs my fuel pump broke.. grr

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