2003 – 2006 Honda Accord Broken Shifter Button Replacement

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The 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Honda Accord have  a very common problem, the shifter button on the automatic transmission gear shift handle breaks off. This can be frustrating, and embarrassing when the shift knob button suddenly comes springing out of the handle. We have released a great kit which can save people a lot of headache, because it’s actually a simple fix. We have put together a video that walks you through how to perform this easy repair.

Joe

ASE Certified Technician

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20 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    Thank You! Followed you video, worked like a champ.

  2. danny101998 says:

    I’m on my third honda accord 2004 shift knob button. The plastic that is used to make this part is cheap and brittle. I live in southern Florida and the inside of my car gets to be 130 degrees if parked in the sun. You would think the design engineers would come up with a part made from metal . This is a very important part which is used more than most moving parts in the car

  3. deer yalc says:

    Thanks! I’m in South Florida as well & recently experienced this issue w/ my O3′ Accord. Sounds like I need look into different knob-shifter replacement, rather than the Honda replacement.

  4. Paul says:

    Looks like an easy fix. Ill definitely try it. This is the second “south florida heat issue” I havr had with my accord. Paint jobs last about a year here…

  5. Sue Hutson says:

    My knob shattered due to heatwave in Florida….it shattered like glass. Thank you for your information.

  6. Richard Phillips says:

    Thank you so much! This was perfect!

  7. Aline says:

    this just happend to my 05 Honda Accord. I was unsure what to do, I’ll def try this!! I am also in FL

  8. Karen says:

    WOW, thank you so much!! I too have a 2003 Accord down here in South Florida and was afraid this would cost quite a bit of money, having to take to the dealer or a mechanic to fix! I can’t thank you enough for the video and the low cost!!!

  9. Ariana says:

    This looks like it could work. I have a 2003 Honda Accord and one day when I was about to leave for work, my button broke and stopped working. Needless to say, like others I live in very hot South Florida as well. Maybe I should also look into a different button replacement that’s not plastic so it doesn’t break again and again. This is a very frustrating issue.

  10. Sarah says:

    I also live in Florida, this knob broke on my 2004 Accord. And I agree on the paint jobs too. Florida is tough on Accords!!

  11. Ed says:

    Great video. Took me 3 minutes to install with your help. Thanks for the video.

  12. Lee Pevoteaux says:

    Great article and video! Quick fix and now I can change gears again! Only question is my gear shift never clicked when putting back on?? Tried tons of times and no “click” like in the video??? Is this ok??! It still works and changes gears, but wonder why no clicking sound?? (still moved left/right until screws went in??? Somebody plz email if you know about this issue??? Thanks for help! ;-)

  13. I bought the part online and I put in my Honda Acoord 2005,with the help of this video looks easy but I’m having problem in the last step, no fit the little metal piece

  14. Karen says:

    Thanks – was able to get part quickly and install easily. Video was excellent. Had to spray WD-40 on frozen screws to get them out. Used plastic putty knife to gently pry casing open (afraid of breaking more plastic parts). I was able to install quickly and get inside before Florida summer thunderstorm hit.

  15. Bill W says:

    Replaced the push button shifter knob on my 2004 Honda Accord EX without a problem. However, I am now unable to get the shifter out of the park position (works as it should through all the gears)without depressing the release at the base of the lever? Yes, the outer arm is installed downward in the seated position. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  16. Bill W says:

    In reference to above. The first time I moved the car the problem was resolved – there is no longer a problem moving the shifter out of the park position.

  17. derek says:

    well gotta order a new plate. the simple pull apart was not so easy and it snapped the plastic prongs that hold it in place. to late now. more money spent

  18. Sandi says:

    Thank you! Your video was excellent and easy to follow. I am an over 60 woman, and replaced my shifter knob in 20 minutes. Had a problem getting the plate off but I pried it on both sides and it popped off without breaking. I could never have done this without you!! God bless you!

  19. wendy says:

    I have the repair kit, removed the 2 screws and the gear shift, now I cannot pull the two pieces apart. Does anyone have a suggestion??

  20. Richard says:

    I’m having the same problem Wendy had. Got the 2 screws out and the shift lever off but can’t get the long part of the lever off so I can access where I need to replace the button. I have a 2003 Honda Accord LX.So far not as easy as the video showed.

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