Originally Posted by BoostedBMW
Thanks for the excellent write-up!
Since I already have a shorter shift knob/boot (oem M knob) I can just order the shorter shifter, bearing, and clip... nice! I'm going to check out how much those parts cost now...
The correct parts are on Page #1, post 22...
I can't speak to the E92 v. the E90... hopefully someone can chime in.
Really sorry to hear that its such an PITA for the xi folks . . . having to disassemble half the car just to get one small clip off and on!!