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Gear Shift Change to Universal (Manual)

Hello from Greece SLKWorld! I bought my R170 (SLK200) beauty from a friend recently, however it needs some cosmetic touches. One of the most annoying things is the worn gear shift knob. I went ahead and I bought a universal one, however I cannot find a step by step tutorial on how to change it. All the tutorials I find are for automatic transmission and mine is manual. Also, does anyone know if I will need a new leather shift boot. I await your replies! Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hi Skitais,
Go to They have a technical area that will show you a step-by-step on how to replace the shift lever knob. Both the automatic and manual transmission shift knob is r & r ed the same.
Good luck. Dave
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