: ATX Shift Knob?
12-10-2003, 10:34 PM
Has anyone seen a replacement shift knob for the automatic?
I know that it couldn't *easily* use one of the universal ones, as the O/D button is built inot the knob. I assume it would be possible to relocate the switch, but thought I'd ask if anyone has or has seen on around anywhere.
12-11-2003, 10:13 AM
Actually, I have seen a shift knob with the built-in OD on e-bay. It looks pretty good
and I believe it was at $68, ouch. I put on an Ichiban knob and relocated the od button
to my console all for about $40 and it doesn't look too bad. It wasn't too difficult but does require removing the console.
12-11-2003, 10:14 AM
there's one on european-parts.net that looks a lot like ours, but has a chrome button... and I know there's some site that has more but I forget it, try a search?
12-11-2003, 11:57 PM
tnx guys, I'll check those sites out...
Focusedat50, you happen to have pics?
12-12-2003, 01:01 AM
We had a really extensive thread on this in the old forums. Let me see if I can find it.
12-12-2003, 01:03 AM
here we go http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum_archive/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9192
12-12-2003, 01:12 AM
Damn, those were some good looking knobs. Did anyone end up doing it? Curious how tough it was to install.
12-12-2003, 01:33 AM
I never did. And that one guy never said what happened. Here is the knob I liked http://www.extremeredline.com/napolex/levoc_hybrid_automatic_overdrive.htm
12-12-2003, 01:35 AM
here is another related thread http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum_archive/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11388&SearchTerms=atx,knob
12-12-2003, 01:39 AM
Big fan of that Black/Chrome one.
12-12-2003, 10:25 AM
Hey DJ, I'll try and get some pic's today and post them for you.
12-12-2003, 02:38 PM
DJ, ran out and took a couple of quick pics of my ATX knob and OD switch on my console.
Hope they help.
12-12-2003, 02:45 PM
And one more pic. The steel shifter shaft coming up to the knob was too skinny and looked weird so to fatten it up I found some rubber tubing that had the right inside diameter and slid it on. This knob also keeps the reverse lock out.
12-12-2003, 02:52 PM
Yeah, see, I want to modify mine so the higest part of the new knob is equal to the highest part of the original knob so that doesnt look too long.
12-12-2003, 07:31 PM
Focusedat50, is the silver toggle the OD button?
That looks pretty good... I want to move my OD button to the platic tab to the right of 1st/2nd gear shift point.
I'll post some pics when I end up doing mine...
Also 1 last qustion focused, was it 2 wires that had to be to the switch?
And also, is there any trick to taking off the stock knob? I haven't even tried yet.
12-12-2003, 09:54 PM
Yes the silver toggle is the OD switch. There are a lot of differnt style switches out there so just pick the one you like but be sure it has two contacts not three. It was just two wires, they are not real long so your only limitation is how far you want to move the switch from the shifter. I cant really remember now removing the stock shifter except that it was not all that hard, I believe it had a set screw holding it in. Sorry , I did it about three months ago, guess I should have documented it but at my age my memory isn't what it used to be. Good luck and be sure to post some pic's.
12-12-2003, 10:50 PM
I probably have the best shifter knob setup here (ATX at least...) Ill post pics tomorrow or as soon as i can
12-12-2003, 11:01 PM
Boast about it, then don't show any pics?????? J/K Hurry though, I wanna see everyone's setup so I'll have an idea of what kinda knob I want.
12-18-2003, 11:18 PM
Bump. Any pics Red Baron ?
12-23-2003, 02:59 AM
Sorry guys, i thought i'd have the pics by now, but my parents went out of town and took the Dig. Cam. with them, as soon as i can, ill take pics, ive been meaning to for like a couple months now
12-27-2003, 11:26 PM
I just got a cheap universal knob.. and it worked out fine.. theres no OD button anymore.. but its still on, and I never really need to turn it off.. so well, it worked for me.. only $15 too..
12-28-2003, 05:04 PM
The only problem with that is in the mountains. You can use the OD button to hold you back on the way down so you don't lose your brakes. You can also lock it out of OD when climbing so it doesn't just shift up and down while trying to climb the hills.
01-03-2004, 01:36 AM
well i dont see me going through the mountains any time soon so i think its ok for me.. but well if i do just happen to.. that just sucks
01-08-2004, 01:20 AM
hey, I just recently did the mod on my 2000 ZTS.....mine has the leather shift boot and all....I used a manual shift knob s i dont have to push a button anymore...I just have to be careful not to knock it into R or P while i'm drivin.....hehe....I think it looks really good....the only trick to removing the shift lock is that you have to put the little boot over the pin inside the shaft and when you put it in park, if the button is still pushed it wont let you have the key back from the ignition.....so to bypass that, I just took the pin out of the shaft and then removed the locking pin on the side of the shaft so that it will move without pushin a "button".....works fine now....i cut off the OD connecting plug off the stock shifter and wired it to a spare momentary alarm valet switch i had lyin around.....it is relocated under the center arm rest....(had to take the arm rest apart to get the wire inside and looped out the bottom)....as soon as my roomates get back I will take some pics........none of my friends think it is cheesy at all.......they just say my [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]*US is confused.......but they like it......
2000 ZTS Red
01-08-2004, 01:25 PM
I'm not sure this has the O/D on it, but it might...
01-08-2004, 02:04 PM
I think it does, if you look hard I can kinda see a button... it appears to be the same weird green color my OD button is now.
01-08-2004, 02:23 PM
This looks exactly like the ATX knob I got rid of except the push button is chrome.[thumbd]
01-19-2004, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Focusedat50
This knob also keeps the reverse lock out.
care to elaborate? i though "reverse lockout" the 'feature' was only on mtx... unless your talkin about how you need to apply the brake to shift outta park, but i cant see how the knob would affect that...
01-20-2004, 05:27 PM
anybody? I am kinda curious about that now ^^^^^
01-20-2004, 08:38 PM
so, the O/D button is a toggle and not an intermittent, right? hmmm, the possibilities now......
01-24-2004, 02:27 PM
well i got a few pics of mine......the O/D switch is a momentary button on the orginal shift handle......so mine is a valet switch from an alarm......yes the button has to be intermittent or i am sure that the guys with a toggel switch just hit on and then off again reeal quick and it works in the same principal....anywho...heres pics
02-01-2004, 12:40 PM
Hey Focusedat50 that's some neat work. Where did you get the floormats?[thumb] [thumb]
02-02-2004, 10:11 AM
focusgirl, Thanks. Got the floor mats from Auto Krafters go to www.focusperformance.com
and look in the "interior" section, they're on the third page I think.
I like the look and they don't show dirt as bad as the grey OEM mats.
02-02-2004, 05:28 PM
Hey thanks! I'm going to check that out!