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bmwexecutive
06-24-2006
Here's to all the naysayers that said it couldn't be done. It may have cost $110 and taken several hours of time, but I think it was well worth it! And as far as I know, I'm the first to have completed this mod in E90Post history (maybe even BMW history)!...
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By poldim on 07-14-2006, 02:04 PM
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No, you have to take the leather piece out in order to do it.
Is this preventative measures from desroying the leather?
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By pipodyer on 10-08-2006, 10:33 AM
BMW cound not make it better. OEM looking congrats!
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By ilshim on 10-23-2006, 02:14 AM
wow, this is awesome, good job!
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By 335i Ecstasy on 02-15-2007, 12:27 PM
i drive knob removal

Looks Great!! my e90 has a rubber inlay strip going all the way around the outside of the knob that gives a good tactile response when using it.

Does the I dive knob knob simply pull off?
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By bmwexecutive on 02-15-2007, 03:23 PM
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Does the I dive knob knob simply pull off?
Correct.
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By TTG on 02-15-2007, 04:28 PM
What you did looks great but I have read this over and over again and still can not make any sense out of your DIY. I guess more pictures would help....

I am assuming what you are doing is gutting the 5 series knob and putting the 3 series knob in it???? Just like others, i also am not quite sure why the leathrette piece needs to come out of the 5 series know.... In no part of your DIY you have an explanation for this....

Very nice job though..... I wish I was clear on what you exactly did to be able to do it myself.

Edit.... what we need is a picture of the 3er knob after the machine shop was done w/ it and a picture of the 5er knob before you put the smaller knob in it..... that would help out a lot....
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By OC 335i on 07-25-2007, 10:32 AM
Looks good.
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  #51  
By Sundance62 on 07-25-2007, 01:48 PM
BMW Executive / Logan:

are you still selling/making the 5er modified knobs for the 3 series iDrive?
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By Dare on 12-06-2008, 01:39 AM
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I did this same mod, but used the 2008 M3 knob instead. With the aluminium trim I think it looks kick ass and sporty.

Check out these pics:
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By Eights-n-Aces on 01-03-2010, 09:07 PM
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Does anyone know the part number for the current I-Drive knob? I looked in realoem but could only find the controller
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By Bimmer Young on 06-04-2013, 10:20 PM
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custom-made Idrive knob for 3 series

Hi there,

I'm writing to you from Asia. By chance I found your thread, I'm COMPLETELY SURPRISED someone was on the same thought of turning this 5 series idrive knob for 3 series car! WOW!.

I found the same idrive knob on a local shop but to discover it's for E60 and would not fit into my e90 325 (2006). I saw what you did but still I dun quite fully understand how you could make that work. I would really appreciate if you could enlighten me on my retro fit.

I really need to get in touch with you asap, my email address is calvia_cs@yahoo.com.sg

I could share more with you on what I did and to learn on how I could have my ride fit with that low profile knob.

Thank you and look forward to your reply.
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