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 Post subject: EL Fairmont Ghia Auto trans shift knob - Cappuccino/Chrome
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:14 pm 
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Hi,

I replaced my broken chrome button 3 yrs ago and now that one has broken. A new leather knob with chrome button costs $455.
Does anyone know where I can get hold of a chrome button from? I am prepared to fit it and take it to a leather shop to have it recovered, but would rather not pay the $455 for a new one.

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:14 pm 
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Buy a chrome one from Ford?

Ebay often have them as well.
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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:52 pm 
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i have an ef shifter with chrome button brand new

check out the for sale section.
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 Post subject: Chrome shifter button
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:51 am 
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I've been told by my local Ford dealer that the chrome buttons are not available as a spare part and the shifter knob with a chrome button is no longer available. I have tried umpteen wreckers here in Adelaide without success, hence my request.
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:52 am 
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what happens to these buttons to break?

 

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 Post subject: EL shifter button
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:09 am 
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Don't know if it is only a problem with the chrome ones or not. It is a very badly designed plastic moulded button with an off-centre shaft to activate a lever to push down the metal rod to disengage the shift lock mechanism (take a breath now!). Not much sticks to this plastic, so glueing the broken one is a bit of a hit/miss affair. Seems to be a common problem. Pity it wasn't cast out of metal.
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:39 am 
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everything is plastic these days

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:01 am 
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The problem is only with the chrome plated button shifters - i have had one break on me, n replaced it of course, i also have a grey vynal one here with chrome button that i forget where i got from.. could use that if it breaks again for temp.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:30 am 
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daniel what are the focal speakers like are they any good

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:52 am 
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Awesome, very clear, tight sound. just ned to get the rest of the install fin now to set it all off. :D

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:36 am 
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Its common problem which is a shame - and yes you are right its not a servicable item - you can only replace the whole assy through ford
you can swap the buttons by unstitching the leather and on the front of the shifter is a small cover -pop that out and you will be able to undo the phillips head that holds it in. I did this when mine broke as the non leather chrome t bars are cheaper and then go my leather restitched

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:35 am 
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IVE SEEN THE HOLE SHIFTER IN QUESTION ON EBAY BRAND NEW FROM $50
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 Post subject: Super-Glue!
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:50 am 
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My chrome button snapped, I just re-attached it to the leather knob using superglue.

Has worked a treat ever since. Well, six months and going strong anyway!
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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:29 am 
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I posted this a while ago as i had the same problem, hope its of some help.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ter+button
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