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hi,

I have been told I need a gear change cable, gear shifter and gear knob for my 1998 Renault megane rxe 2.0 hatchback. the gear change cable was ripped out due to vandalism. do I really need the gear shifter and knob?


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Depends on any damage that occurred when the cable was ripped out?
Could have damaged bottom of lever.
If the lever needs replacing, getting the knob off the old one can be a tight pain.
Simpler and likely cheaper for a garage to replace the knob with a new one.

Vandalism ???
What happened?
 

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Depends on any damage that occurred when the cable was ripped out?
Could have damaged bottom of lever.
If the lever needs replacing, getting the knob off the old one can be a tight pain.
Simpler and likely cheaper for a garage to replace the knob with a new one.

Vandalism ???
What happened?
he was on the dope. someone messing around with his wife and kids I don't know. so if I don't know, you can't pull me up.
 

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the D3 light works from the gear stick. the mechanic emailed me today and said I need a new gearstick. but as I said, the D3 function does operate.
 

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Depends on any damage that occurred when the cable was ripped out?
Could have damaged bottom of lever.
If the lever needs replacing, getting the knob off the old one can be a tight pain.
Simpler and likely cheaper for a garage to replace the knob with a new one.

Vandalism ???
What happened?
this car has an automatic transmission.

I don't know why but my message has been removed.

the D3 light from the gear stick to the dashboard lights up and operates. maybe I don't need a new gear stick anyway.
 

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so if the d3 function operates does my gear stick still need replacing?
Still the same answer from me.
If the cable being pulled out has damaged the connection to the shifter, yes the shifter needs replacing, if not, probably not.
What did the garage say when you asked them why they wanted to replace and what was wrong with it ?
 

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gear stick won't move I try to change gear but the shifter button of the gear stick is as if it is stuck. both with the engine off and on.

they just said to me what was broken and what needed replacing.

why can't the same part be removed then installed again.
 

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gear stick won't move I try to change gear but the shifter button of the gear stick is as if it is stuck. both with the engine off and on.

they just said to me what was broken and what needed replacing.

why can't the same part be removed then installed again.
so where does this leave me?
 

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i bought this cheap aftermarket gear stick. it is thin, blue, with a shifter on the top. I also have a gear cable on the way. what do you reckon?
 
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