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Hi folks,

Today my drive shift gear knob went loose on my 2018 RX450h, its not falling off but its turning and it shouldnt be.    I live 200+ miles from a lexus dealership and wont see one till October, does anyone have any idea how to tighten it?

 

Thanks,

Steve.

 

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Its okay I got it sorted, looks like its a common issue.

For anyone else that comes across the issue - the leather boot can be pushed down, it clips into the gear knob.  The gear knob then can be screwed off anti clockwise,  put some locking pliers on the bottom of the metal gear shift stick with some fabric or cardboard between the jaws so you dont damage it, put the gear knob back on and screw on till its straight whilst also holding the locking pliers to counteract the force.  Push the leather boot back up into place.  Done..

 

Cheers.

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Unless the shaft was turning in the bottom fixing there's no way you should need to use pliers. It's not like you're tightening down a wheel nut or something; just hand tight will do.

I've had mine off a few times recently. To take it off, simply push down on the leather boot where it meets the knob and unscrew. Replacement is the reverse procedure. 

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56 minutes ago, Herbie said:

Unless the shaft was turning in the bottom fixing there's no way you should need to use pliers. It's not like you're tightening down a wheel nut or something; just hand tight will do.

I've had mine off a few times recently. To take it off, simply push down on the leather boot where it meets the knob and unscrew. Replacement is the reverse procedure. 

Fair enough just that I read on another forum someone having gear change issues after tightening it, I assume too tight!

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