How to Change the Automatic Shift Knob in an Accord

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The Honda Accord's shift knob is simple to remove and replace, whether your Accord is the seventh-generation model (2003 to 2007) or the eighth-generation model (2008 to 2010). Both models use the same shift knob assembly. Older models of the Honda Accord should be similar to replace.

Things You'll Need

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Turn the engine off and move the shift knob to neutral (N). Immediately engage the parking brake for safety.

  • Pry off the plastic cover from the front part of the shift knob (facing the radio). Once the cover is off, the screws on the shift knob will be visible.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws. Pull the shift knob off. You may have to twist it a little to get it off.

  • Put the new shift knob on top of the gear selector. Make sure the button is facing the radio.

  • Insert the two Phillips screws and tighten them well. Reattach the cover; apply pressure to it to pop the clips back in.

  • Move the gear selector back to park and disengage the parking brake.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are installing an aftermarket shift knob, you'll need to follow the specific package directions for installation. The procedure outlined above is for a replacement factory shift knob. Installation for aftermarket shift knobs will vary.

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