The shift knob in your Nissan model is one part of a greater shifter, and the shifter is but one part of the greater transmission system in the vehicle. It goes by many names -- gear knob, gear shift knob, stick shift knob, and gear stick, to name a few -- and it's mounted one of two places: either to the floor in front of the center console or on the steering column.
It has two jobs. One is to provide a better grip on the shifter than a gear lever without a knob. The other is to display the gears you can shift to and the direction (pattern) you need to shift in to get there. To change gears, you simply grab it, press the clutch (if your vehicle has a manual transmission), and pull the shifter in the right direction.
There's plenty more to one than this, too. For instance, a shift knob can be made of nearly anything imaginable -- plastic, metal, carbon fiber, and more. Many are covered with other materials as well -- those like no-frills vinyl or premium leather, for example. Moreover, if you don't get a standard design from your brand otherwise, in certain cases, you can get a special edition. Some shift knobs are even specially designed for accenting performance vehicles. They can also vary in shape and size, and even weight; a weighted one, for instance, can reduce the time and effort shifting takes.
So, when should you change one? The answer's fairly obvious: when it gets too frayed or wears out, or when you want a change of style. Some are universal, made to fit your ride with the proper adapter kit, but the best one to get for your Nissan vehicle is genuine OEM, custom-fit to the brand's specs. You can order one right here at our auto parts store; we carry a wide variety.
Genuine Nissan Shift Knobs for Sale Online -- Shop a Complete Catalog Now
We stock tons of other interior accessories for your ride as well. To find what you need, quick and easy, just be sure to browse by model and model year. Order now and take advantage of fast shipping and delivery directly to your door.
No results found for "shift knob". Here are some helpful search tips:
- Search by a part name. Example: water pump.
- Be less specific. Example: brake instead of ceramic brake.
- Remove information such as make, year or model.
- Can't find the part you are looking for? Contact us and we'll find it for you!