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Old 05-20-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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How to remove shifter handle automatic.

I need to know if the factory automatic shifter can be removed and replaced, if it can be removed please advise how. Thank's
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If you mean that shifter knob, here is the procedure.

2007 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual | Transmission/Transaxle | Automatic Transaxle - 4T45-E | Repair Instructions - On Vehicle | Document ID: 1664350
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Floor Shift Control Knob Replacement
Removal Procedure
Important: Place the shift control in NEUTRAL before attempting to remove the shift knob screw.


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Pull the shift knob bezel (1) down to expose the shift knob retaining screw.

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Remove the shift knob retaining screw (1).

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Remove the shift knob (1) and bezel (2) from the shift control lever.
Installation Procedure
Important: Place the shift control in NEUTRAL before attempting to install the shift knob screw.

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Install the bezel (2) and shift knob (1) to the shift control lever.

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Install the shift knob retaining screw (1).
Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (18 lb in).
Secure the shift knob bezel (1) to the shift knob.
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Thank's for the info. That saved me from breaking something.
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how can I remove the piece of plastics surrounding the shifter lever? I mean the one with shift indicator, not the chrome ring.

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2007 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual | Document ID: 1737081
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Console Shift Lever Bezel Replacement

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1 Front Floor Console Assembly

Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement .

2 Console Shift Bezel

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The Console shift bezel is replaceable on cars equipped with automatic transmissions. Cars equipped with manual transmissions the bezel is not serviceable. The shifter bezel and front floor console plate must be removed as one assembly. The console shift bezel retainers must be released from the underside of the console upper trim plate.
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thanks chevymgr.

That's a heck of job, I guess I have to skip it.
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I have an automatic. Will any automatic shift knob work with the HHR, or are there specific ones. How do I know if they are compatable? Thanks...
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2007 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual | Document ID: 1737081
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Console Shift Lever Bezel Replacement

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1 Front Floor Console Assembly

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How do get that piece out? Does it just pop off like the chrome bezel been trying to figure this out but afraid I might break it.
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I want to change mine too some day...

I want to get the cool flame ball shifter for automatics....it lights up...great info here and I hope I can do that one I get it and I am hoping it will be compatible...here's the websitehttp://www.flameball.com/HomePage.htm?src=overture
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One note on this, which is great and a BIG help............

I found that you have to actually turn the chrome post one half turn to be able to lower it to get to the retaining screw. This was also the case for the leather boot on the new model.
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