08-17-2005, 12:38 AM
I have an atx and hate the stock shift knob and want to get an aftermarket one but i cant find any with the overdrive button on it and i dont even know if itll fit. does anybody else have one that fits and do i need one with an overdrive button.
08-17-2005, 12:57 PM
Mine doesn't have the O/D button on it.... I just disconnected the wire for it as did many of the other people on this forum. There is a really good write up on here from Lil PZEV Clicky Clicky (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49120&highlight=atx+shift+knob)
Check that out
08-18-2005, 03:56 PM
You can also run the disconected wires to a toggele switch and still keep the abaility turn O/D on and off
Also check Nopi there the only place i have seen that has Aftermakert shift Knobs with O/D buttons
Re-locate with Amanda's write up. [thumb]
I think I'm the only one who like's their interior as is. [:I]
08-19-2005, 09:36 PM
The only thing I've found in the way of OD buttons (aside from the toggle option, as mentioned) is this (http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=683), which I personally find a wee bit revolting in appearance.
I also just found this one (http://www.uprproducts.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=268) which is clean-looking but I have no idea if it would fit/hook up properly... I know the PRND21 knob shown in the first link fits a Focus, since I've seen a Kona with it (he didn't have the button), but not sure on the second knob?
08-19-2005, 10:04 PM
well i like the second one a lot better. is there any way to c if it fits by like trying to put a mustang shifter on the focus shifter and c if it fits and if it does then that would mean the upr one would fit right. my dads got a 2000 mustang atx so it wouldnt be hard to get my hands on the shifter to c if it fits.
08-19-2005, 10:18 PM
I think the diameter would be fine if you just like the knob (testing it with your dad's car might be a good call). I mean we know the black knob fits a Focus, and the Mustang, so it stands to reason the silver knob that fits a Mustang also fits the Focus. The thing I'm iffy about is whether/how the Focus's OD wires would plug into the knob's button...
08-19-2005, 10:42 PM
do i even need an overdrive button. through out the year ive had this car ive turned the od off once and that was just to make sure that the light by the speedometer worked.
08-19-2005, 11:00 PM
I don't think you Need it, no. Mine isn't currently hooked up, I never ever put my cars in Drive... once in my Mustang I pulled it into "2" to drag itself up a hill in snow, but that's it.
So basically, if you don't feel like messing with it, I don't think it's the end of the world.
08-20-2005, 02:16 AM
I have recently installed a MOMO Shift Knob on my ATX and I've wired up the O/D button to a toggle switch and clamped it onto the shifter stalk. How it looks doesn't really bother me because I ordered a set of nice leather shift boots to cover up the toggle install. I'm still able to flick the switch whenever I want to utilize the O/D function.