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Old 12-09-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question replacing manual shift knob

Hello, I am new to the forum. Last fall I purchased a 1996 318ti, and fell in love with the car immediately.

I am replacing the shift knob for two reasons, the leather is tearing off and the knob swivels a good 20 degrees, which is worsening the leather wear.

I purchased a replacement shift knob, in the original leather style, from Bavauto. It came only with the plastic shift-pic and no parts. Also, there were no instructions.

For the life of me I cant find a decent guide with pics and required parts for replacing the shift knob.

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Is it a factory part?
Then it just press it on.
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Yes, I believe it is the factory part.
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Then it just slides onto the shift lever.
You may need to pound it on there.
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I bought this book through Amazon:
101 Performance Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000. I am loving it. they describe shift knob replacement on pg 201. You can also see what they put on the web at: www.101projects.com/bmw/68.htm
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I bought this book through Amazon:
101 Performance Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000. I am loving it. they describe shift knob replacement on pg 201. You can also see what they put on the web at: www.101projects.com/bmw/68.htm
I went to the site and it had no helpful info. I think you are just promoting a book.
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That book is very helpful.
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Pull straight up on the shift knob, take new shift knob, push straight down. Installed.

All of the articles in that book can be found on pelicanparts.com.
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Pull straight up on the shift knob
this, but point it away from your face
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this, but point it away from your face
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Of course I was promoting the book, because I like it; not bc I am the author and owner of Amazon. Not sure what you are thinking with???
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