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Old 06-06-2003, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This might sound stupid, but i just got a new 325xi, and i'm wondering how to remove my automatic shift knob. I'm asking cuz i just dont want to mess anything up! Do I just unscrew it, and then screw the new one on? Pleez Help!
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i believe you have to pull HARD straight up and itll pop off...thats how at least for manuals, i think its the same for auto though
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To put a new one on i just push down very hard?
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Removal of the auto shift knob involves removing two screws, i think. You can't just pull it off because of the button mechanism.
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Does anyone know the exact removal steps?
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the pistol grip on e46's i belive is pull up.....pull up to take off, push down to put back on...there is a DIY in the FAQ section on this!
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I think the DIY is for a manual knob.
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I think the DIY is for a manual knob.
it also included the auto instructions i believe
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talk to woobie he knows what to do , he was the original creator of the DIY for the job.,
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there is an allen head screw that needs to be loosened to remove the auto shifter. put the car in 1st (not running of course) and look behind the shifter. Back out the screw with a small wrench and the entire shift with push button will lift up. Hope this helped.
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manual=no screws...just pull up

auto=there is a screw, maybe more than one that needs to be out before you can pull it out. im not sure where the screw is.
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okay,

i'm bringing this thread back again. i just picked up my new gear knob for the auto.

i have tried to just pull out, but to no avail. i cannot locate a screw.

i have searched and searched the net, but there doesn't seem to be any instructions for this.

i don't know why the dealers won't include instructions for the new parts. what do they want us to do? spend more money to have them install them for us?
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okay,

i'm bringing this thread back again. i just picked up my new gear knob for the auto.

i have tried to just pull out, but to no avail. i cannot locate a screw.

i have searched and searched the net, but there doesn't seem to be any instructions for this.

i don't know why the dealers won't include instructions for the new parts. what do they want us to do? spend more money to have them install them for us?
what kind of knob is it......lemme take a look at my brothers 330 auto and see what i can find
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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+Jun 22 2003, 06:12 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ Jun 22 2003, 06:12 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-AZ325Ci@Jun 22 2003, 12:34 AM
okay,

i'm bringing this thread back again. i just picked up my new gear knob for the auto.

i have tried to just pull out, but to no avail. i cannot locate a screw.

i have searched and searched the net, but there doesn't seem to be any instructions for this.

i don't know why the dealers won't include instructions for the new parts. what do they want us to do? spend more money to have them install them for us?
what kind of knob is it......lemme take a look at my brothers 330 auto and see what i can find [/b][/quote]
i couldn't locate a pic of it, but i found one on bavauto just to show you.

this one is carbon fiber, but i got one in aluminum to match the titanium trim.
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thta's a pretty cool looking knob, but i don't think i would spend 150 bucks on a knob. but if it makes you happy then go for it.
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