How to Change Your Gear Knob & Gaiter

It's really easy to change your gear stick knob and gaiter in a VW T5 camper van or panel van and we will take a closer look at this in this very quick article.

Basically all you need to do is flip off the current cap (where the gear pattern is) to reveal a torx head screw. Once you have unscrewed this with the correct size torx bit, the gear knob just pulls off easily:


What to Look For When Buying a VW T5 / Common T5 Problems

Whilst I am not a mechanic, I have looked around and bought a few used cars in my time. I thought it might be useful to share my experiences of what to look out for when buying a used VW Transporter T5. Please don’t take this article as all-encompassing or as gospel, but treat it as a source for a few extra tips that you may not have thought of to add to your other research.

General tips for buying a used VW T5


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