How-To: Replace Colorado/Canyon Automatic Shift Knob with Buick Envision Knob
1. Plastic Trim Removal Tool
2. Flat Head Screw driver or plastic spudger
3. Vinyl/leather adhesive (optional)
1. Shift Knob - GM (23286909)
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.