How to remove shifter handle automatic. - Chevy HHR Network


"How To" Tutorial Library Write tips and instructions on how to install parts or fix problems. This is for detailed "How To's" only, not a forum to ask how to do something. Please post those questions in appropriate forums.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-21-2008
Location: TN
Posts: 11
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
jameswattsjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:43 PM   #2
Founding Member
 
ChevyMgr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-23-2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,235
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Floor Shift Control Knob Replacement
Removal Procedure
Important: Place the shift control in NEUTRAL before attempting to remove the shift knob screw.


Name:  shift hndl 1.jpg
Views: 3468
Size:  15.7 KB


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

Name:  shift hndl 2.jpg
Views: 3357
Size:  15.6 KB

Remove the shift knob retaining screw (1).

Name:  shift hndl 3.jpg
Views: 3568
Size:  16.7 KB

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.

Name:  shift hndl 4.jpg
Views: 3275
Size:  16.7 KB

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

Name:  shift hndl 5.jpg
Views: 3290
Size:  16.4 KB

Install the shift knob retaining screw (1).
Tighten the screw to 2 Nm (18 lb in).
Secure the shift knob bezel (1) to the shift knob.
ChevyMgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-21-2008
Location: TN
Posts: 11
Thank's for the info. That saved me from breaking something.
jameswattsjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2008, 10:15 PM   #4
edb
Member
 
Join Date: 06-04-2008
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 81
how can I remove the piece of plastics surrounding the shifter lever? I mean the one with shift indicator, not the chrome ring.

Thanks.
edb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
Founding Member
 
ChevyMgr's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-23-2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,235
xTooltipElement
Service Information
2007 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual | Document ID: 1737081
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Console Shift Lever Bezel Replacement

Name:  Shift Plate.gif
Views: 3366
Size:  6.8 KB

Callout Component Name
1 Front Floor Console Assembly

Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement .

2 Console Shift Bezel

Tip:
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.
ChevyMgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
edb
Member
 
Join Date: 06-04-2008
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 81
thanks chevymgr.

That's a heck of job, I guess I have to skip it.
edb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-05-2008
Location: Hatboro, PA
Posts: 22
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...
Stingeralt10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 04:24 PM   #8
ecl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-09-2008
Location: Elko Nevada
Posts: 734
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChevyMgr View Post
xTooltipElement
Service Information
2007 Chevrolet HHR | HHR (VIN A) Service Manual | Document ID: 1737081
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Console Shift Lever Bezel Replacement

Attachment 3272

Callout Component Name
1 Front Floor Console Assembly

Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement ..

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.
ecl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 05:00 PM   #9
New Member
 
Join Date: 08-03-2008
Location: Algonquin,IL
Posts: 22
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 website http://www.flameball.com/HomePage.htm?src=overture

Last edited by RJ_RS_SS_350; 03-21-2017 at 11:41 PM.
cruzdreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 04-30-2006
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
Posts: 9,262
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.
GDZHHR is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automatic shifter handle moves hard pdmorris1 Problems/Service/Repairs 1 12-02-2013 04:41 PM
Colored Wax....Remove those door handle marks, made my own oldracer Maintenance and Upkeep 4 04-29-2013 05:17 PM
T-Handle Shifter RobPerdue Mods - Interior 7 05-05-2012 08:36 AM
Automatic Shift Handle Position Indicator ralphb Problems/Service/Repairs 2 01-12-2008 10:00 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 PM.


Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.