In this video we swap out a shift control lever in a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. The little button on it has snapped making it very difficult to put in and out of gear. We find out it is full of all kinds of nasty stuff. -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Chevy sonic: replacing the shift control”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jean shafer says:

    Is there someplace to go to order the part and get the instructions sheet? Or do I need to go to the dealership?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samantha Dinkel says:

    mine broke in the same spot, still have no idea how it happened. anyone have a link so i can buy the part for this? everywhere i look its discontinued.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Becky Aichhol says:

    I put a new battery in my 2017 sonic now my airbag warning light is on and warning about dis brakes only has 12800 miles on it any reason why just replacing battery this would happen

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alfredo Cantero says:

    Gracias🙏🏻……!!! Me ayudo mucho tu video 👌

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Sapp says:

    Eric always wears his rubber while working on interiors, LMAO

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Quinn says:

    So what was broken on the shifter that required it to be changed? If it was the little chrome button, they make a kit for that. Costs like $20.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 자세히 says:

    와우

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars theFormidable1 says:

    this repair fix is overkill. You didn't need to change out the whole shifter just to fix the trigger. you could have just take off the lever casing and replace the trigger with a replacement kit for 15 bucks

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nun Yabz says:

    I just got a 2021 Chevy Trax. I accidentally dropped a dime into the gear shift. What should I do? Should I be worried about future transmission problems?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LyonTamer says:

    I would also be interested in learning how to fix the volume knob on my stereo, the connection seems loose and I have to turn it continuously to get the volume to respond. Hopefully this can be fixed without replacing the entire stereo.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LyonTamer says:

    I found this video wile looking for instructions about my child lock switch that doesn't work at the moment because it and the traction control button next to it, are gummed up with spilled drinks. Neither switch lights up, and the rear doors do not open from inside, stuck in child's mode. The bottom of the cup holder right in front of those buttons, pops out. I think I can reach under there through that cup holder and unplug and clean those switches without taking apart all that other stuff. Do you have another video that talks about fixing or replacing those switches?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rod Rockin says:

    Just wanted to say I had to change the shift lever in my 2014 Chevy sonic. After watching you it was a piece of cake. Thank you so much Mr O..

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Jensen says:

    Pardon my reach around 😉😂

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GUTS says:

    Thank you man. This helps me a lot. Great tutorials

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Gerald Wolfe says:

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but all you needed to do was remove the top of the shifter and replace broken button with a replacment kit for less than $15! Now I see why some garages were charging there customers tons of money!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tsarrio Millard says:

    Very detailed video..
    I want to replace my gear shift, not sure where I can get a new part online.
    Any help ?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars All Mar says:

    How much new one

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Baughman says:

    I know one thing I would’ve cleaned my car before putting on YouTube, OMG 😱. How can you drive a car that dirty?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob's Tech says:

    It gets gross in there and sticky just saying I just replaced mine the botton broke at the bottom i got a different one gm sent me designed a little different then the original but its better made

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Owen Healey says:

    This is a 10 min job with a $14 part. Look up Repair Kit 42423234.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Gilpin says:

    Been trying to figure out why my manual shift mode buttons are not working. Wish you was closer. Don’t trust to many mechanic in my area! Might have to just throw some parts at it and replace this.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trevor Drennan says:

    there is a repair kit for the button "GM 42423234"

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Volchok says:

    Very helpful video thank you

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan S says:

    Guy gets his car back says too himself who scratched my ticket

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ccjhnsn says:

    Where do you purchase the gear shift from?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Аzer Ekperov says:

    Thanks very much.after this video I can change this device.thanks

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken L says:

    Shift lever fluid needs to be refilled

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Howell says:

    hey nice video, what is the name of that part again?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HunterShows says:

    When your trim panels are being held in place by velcro, you know you have a Chevrolet…

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 5ThGeaRedLined says:

    Memaww would be proud

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars I'm Not Onii-chan says:

    The speed output ring gear in my 1999 Legnum VR4 broke recently, necessitating the removal and splitting of the gearbox to replace it. Decided while it was out to upgrade the clutch, replace shifter forks, carrier bearings etc. $3340 later…

    Anyway, I washed the car, vacuumed and wiped the interior before dropping it off 🙂

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Martin says:

    Who drops off their car for a shifter replacement with a console full of junk? Inconsiderate!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimm VeuCasovic says:

    Is it just me, or did Eric say "meow" twice?
    Super Troopers!!!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trevor Grieve says:

    In my 41st year when our daughter came along… And 21 years later, I love saying to her "Well, my generation thought up the internet, game consoles, smart phones, Plasma and OLED TV's, LED lighting, remote control systems, lidar, auto parking cars, shopping from home, modern plastics and clothing materials, bulk transport systems, turned wasteland into viable crop capable land, and even how to bring water to almost backward nations to feed the world. What will your generation do?

    And as I don't have any time for this so called "Global warming" crap…

    I must admit I was surprised you could move the lever without applying the brake first, I thought that was originally a 'mercan safeguard that the world followed…

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Physics Professor says:

    Chevy Sonic. Where do they come up with these names and dumps? No wonder they are riding troubled waters.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Logical Guy says:

    He probably broke it while drifting 🙂

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Myers says:

    Give the dog a bone will ya! 😂

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Storm says:

    $160 bucks for that hole shifter but $235 for a door lock solenoid. Chevy has their head up their A&%. What Crooks.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Prokelley1992 says:

    God I hated this car. Ended up with the Ford Fiesta over this.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Oscarson says:

    If their car looks like that, can you imagine how there house looks???

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vonvirgo1 says:

    You should have dissected the old shifter for us to see the schmoo.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Newling says:

    We saw that❗ Totally wrong hole, lol.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigDusty says:

    "I might not ware rubber gloves when I'm doing a wheel bearing but I tell you what, when it comes to interior stuff, I always put on the rubber" Haha!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Louks says:

    Two things; First, Steak and shrimp for your Birthday? Mrs. O is WAY too good to you. Second, When I was working in Fleet Services for our Electric & Gas Company I wish they had the latex mechanics gloves. I was working on a Lineman's Bucket Truck I reached under the seat and promptly stuck my hand in his "Spit Can!" He chewed tobacco.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ojars zvaigzne says:

    What would this job cost at the stealership, including parts and labor?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason The Municipal Mechanic says:

    If you can’t remember what you forgot, did you really forget it?