Audi A2 gearknob replacement advice

stevec

Member
HI All
Got the sport gear knob fitted at mo with the usual chrome peel to the 5 speed badge.
Looking at replacing it, does anyone know if the Audi A1 sline gearknob will fit? Looks a bit nicer than the A2 one (IMO)
Think the A2 has a 12mm selector rod that the gearknob sits(and then clamped) onto.
Thanks
Steve
 

spike

Well-Known Member
DJ190 posted a handy reference pic of an A2 gearknob showing the lower plastic collar which is crimped onto the gear stick. I'm not sure if any other Audi models have a similar design - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread.php?29123-dismantling-gear-knob&p=239427#post239427

As an alternative, it's possible to change the emblem if you can find a donor gearknob. Timmus did this when he did this to get a '6 speed' gear stick but the principal is the same - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthrea...on-and-6-Speed-Conversion&p=165108#post165108

Cheers Spike
 
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Vonnie

A2OC donor
You basically remove the square which is stapled through and re use your round ring which is in two parts, a swear box may be handy for the first attempt but well worth the effort James
and if you see careful you can use the old round leather part as a template to cut the bottom of the square to have the cutouts in the Same place for aligning.
 

kr.robert95

New Member
You basically remove the square which is stapled through and re use your round ring which is in two parts, a swear box may be handy for the first attempt but well worth the effort James
This looks bloody brilliant! I've found one for sale, according to seller it's compatible with following:
Audi A3 Facelift (8L, 2001> 2003)
Audi S3 Facelift (8L, 2001> 2003)
this is how it looks: http://onlinevagshop.ro/imagini/produse/1147-large_default.jpg

They look quite similar, if not the same. Do you think I could fit this one using the round plastic bracket from my A2? :) If yes, how difficult you would say the process was? I really like how this looks, but I'm not too talented when it comes to mods 😅
 
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