How-To: Replace Colorado/Canyon Automatic Shift Knob with Buick Envision Knob - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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How-To: Replace Colorado/Canyon Automatic Shift Knob with Buick Envision Knob

How-To: Replace Colorado/Canyon Automatic Shift Knob with Buick Envision Knob

Tools Required
1. Plastic Trim Removal Tool
2. Flat Head Screw driver or plastic spudger
3. Vinyl/leather adhesive (optional)

Parts Required
1. Shift Knob - GM (23286909)
a. https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...hoCrg4QAvD_BwE


Removing Knob

Youíll need to use your trim removal tool to release the plastic tabs that are holding the shift boot frame in the shift lever surround. There are plastic tabs 2x on each L/R sides and one on each top/bottom end. *It is easiest to release one side and work your way around to release bottom or top and then rest will pop out.



Press in release tab on the electric connector for the +/- buttons





Grasp the existing top and wiggle L/R while pulling up on the knob. Force is required but the knob will release. NOTE: there are no set screws needed to remove the knob

Removing Shift Boot Collar

You will need to turn the boot inside out while attached to the knob. The boot frame plastic is pretty flexible to slide the knob through it. Once inside out, youíll see the below plastic tabs that need to be pulled back to release the collar.
*The tabs on Colly/Canyon knob are stiff and brittle. One of mine broke. Still plenty of tension with 1 tab plus vinyl if I need to go back to stock.



Removing Boot from Collar

Once you have released the Collar from the shift knob, just peel the vinyl away from the plastic (light pressure/pulling and go slow). The adhesive is very weak and no heat is even necessary

You will also want to peel the vinyl away from the envision shift knob collar as you will use this with your existing boot and new knob.



Completing Boot/Collar Install to Knob and Installation in Truck

With your boot inside out, slip the envision collar over the vinyl boot.
*NOTE: The boot frame is not square the left side of the frame is a shorter length. Youíll need to make sure when itís inside out you not the sides of the frame. The collar goes onto the knob one way, it has a larger indent for the +/- wire to run through, this needs to be positioned to face the rear of the boot.



Once the collar is correctly positioned stick a finger into the hole and hold the vinyl with pressure. Slip the wire down through and push the knob down and through the hole. Once through, press firmly to engage clips. The pressure will hold the vinyl in place, no adhesive necessary.



Pull down and you may need to pull the boot out a little from the collar if it is too tight.

Once back in the truck, line the knob up over the shaft and push down until you feel the tension engage and the shift lock button on the front of the knob will push out.



Insert electrical connector

Pull boot down, align and engage tabs.

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Excellent write-up! How do you like the slimmer knob so far?
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Personally not sure about this mod. I rest my arm on the console and hand on the shifter all the time. The existing knob is ergonomically correct for this purpose. The one you installed looks fancier, but seems like it wouldn't be as comfortable.
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Excellent write-up! How do you like the slimmer knob so far?

Knob is great. It no longer encroaches on my right knee and it also doesn't jut out over towards the cup holders. Large yeti cups were always a problem with space and the old shifter. No longer an issue.

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Personally not sure about this mod. I rest my arm on the console and hand on the shifter all the time. The existing knob is ergonomically correct for this purpose. The one you installed looks fancier, but seems like it wouldn't be as comfortable.
The new knob is the same height in drive as the original. I always rest my hand on the knob as well. So far no discomfort as I just lay my palm on the top and let my fingers dangle.
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I am finding myself bumping the OEM shifter with my knee (don't ask what I'm doing)
LOL, just normal driving, but Im pressing against the shifter some, which can't be good.
I guess the Envision knob will cure that.
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Looks great, I always thought shifter looked like a cheap part from 90ís. I thought it looked so good I just ordered it. Thanks for the how to with pics.
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Ordered mine and a Camaro mirror. If all goes well, i may have a side hustle idea.

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Thanks for the write up. I had switched out my Pontiac Shifter with a Snake Head Shifter from an SSEI and wondered what would fit my GMC.


I was not a fan of the present one and had considered my Acadia knob as a swap too. Not sure if it will work but the Buick look fine.
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I'd like to add a few detail pics of the replacement knob for anyone who is knob-curious. I was.
As I read the above instructions I wasn't really clear about the collar separation so here are some pics of the area to show how it is released, the shape, and the boot retention.
I'm tired of making apologizes for the picture rotation. I frame the pic to suit the subject and I'm not going to take landscape pics to configure with the forum format. Fix the forum. GOSH!
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Just completed this project to my 2018....Outstanding!
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DId my shifter change out today,like it a lot.Added some carbon fiber accents to it.
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Dang it, y'all are a bad influence. Shift knob ordered...
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That looks pretty cool. Nice work and excellent detailed write up!

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Done. The write up was excellent and made the process smooth.
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Mine should be here this afternoon. Can't wait to get rid of the factory one.

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I did mine and it looks great. Only advice I can offer is to be aware how much of the shift boot material u stuff into the collar. It took me a couple times of loosening it up so the boot didnít look stretched.
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I started reading this thread thinking 'why would anyone bother'? Then I saw the finished picture. Sweet. Very Sweet.
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Add another one to the list. Pretty easy install. Although I messed up and had the new collar backwards at first and didn't notice until I dropped it in. Also be aware, it seems like the Envision knob is a hell of a lot harder to get back off. Tried the same method as the oem one and it did not budge. Had to correct my mistake with the collar while the knob was in place. But good to go now.



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Next time someone does this mod, please video the OEM removal? I don't see how to remove the knob without breaking the shaft from the linkage.
You won't believe me but I'm very serious. It is extremely tight. I may have to cut it off.

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Next time someone does this mod, please video the OEM removal? I don't see how to remove the knob without breaking the shaft from the linkage.
You won't believe me but I'm very serious. It is extremely tight. I may have to cut it off.
once you have the boot loose and the electrical connector disconnected, twist the handle left and right while pulling up. There is no stress on the shaft or linkage. When it releases it will come out suddenly, so make sure the electrical connector is disconnected or you could damage it. Does that help?

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