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Old 05-16-2004, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how do u get the shift nob off
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Old 05-16-2004, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pull hard straight up, there is an FAQ on it.
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you have to hold it harder than the soap in a prison shower and pull as hard as you can. Once it breaks loose it pulls right off.
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how do i get mine to stay on??

i can just take mine off just by lifting it with no force.

sometimes when driving like a mad man, and i go into 2nd or 4th, i pull it off.

is there a way to fix it easily, or am i out of luck?
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how do i get mine to stay on??

i can just take mine off just by lifting it with no force.

sometimes when driving like a mad man, and i go into 2nd or 4th, i pull it off.

is there a way to fix it easily, or am i out of luck?
you probably have broken one of the clips inside of the knob itself, once that happends they have a tough tiime staying on during hard shifting
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I had the same problem, I used a little bit of super glue to hold it down, no problems since!
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just replace it. Super glue is annoying when it starts getting scrapped up and worn and you want to take it off.

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When removing the shift knob for the first time, try not to punch yourself in the face with it when pulling it off, ask me how I know ghead
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Just replace it. Super glue is annoying when it starts getting scrapped up and worn and you want to take it off.

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if i replace it, i swear its going to cost me like 80 dollars, i just know it... i saw a cool light up m3 one, but i dont think its the same fitting as my '95 e36. plus it was almost 200 dollars...for a light?
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Check eBay. There are plenty of BMW knobs for good prices.
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Check eBay. There are plenty of BMW knobs for good prices.
looks like i can get the cheapy ass one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33703

or the nice but waaay over priced "im not going to spend that much money" knob: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33703


do any of your guys fav webiste sell decent ones for a decent price?
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hell, I'll send my factory one to anybody for $10 plus shipping.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=42606
Under $60 bucks is hard to find for a nice bmw shift knob.
Try looking for this guys stuff on ebay, goodstuffs4u0904, i got one from him. He is a really good guy.
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Yeah. You get what you pay for. That first link looks like the knob that's in my car.

This isn't too bad.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...2478986221&rd=1

I don't know about this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...2478986221&rd=1

Anyway, cool stuff always cost more.
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Just get an ACS or similar aftermarket knob. Even though the stock ones have a really god feel to them...
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