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      06-06-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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(DIY) Replace E90 2009 Auto Selector Lever Handle w/Walnut

Since many have talked about how to change the Selector Lever, I decided to add pictures to show the process.

Step 1: I put the Selector in Neutral (reason is you have more leverage to pull up on lever and also less chance of slamming you hands into the dash).
Step 2: I used a microfiber cloth for grip and for cushion in case I hit myself in the face when it can off.
Step 3: Pulled straight up (it took some work but was able to do it while sitting in the driver seat). The lever comes off as one piece which is nice.
Step 4: Slide new handle into place (make sure it lines up straight with the console) then just push down with some weight and you are done.
Step 5: Test new handle to make sure it works and now enjoy the new look of your console with the Walnut Handle.
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      06-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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the walnut looks way better.
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      06-12-2009, 05:39 PM   #3
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How much for your old lever?
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      06-13-2009, 10:44 AM   #4
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the walnut looks way better.
I like to look as well, just wished I would of got the ash tray cover instead of a hole in front of the shift lever.
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      06-13-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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How much for your old lever?
Hum, I hadn't really though about it.
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      06-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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      06-22-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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can you post a link or part number for the walnut handle?
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      06-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #8
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I like to look as well, just wished I would of got the ash tray cover instead of a hole in front of the shift lever.
true, i did not notice at first. i thought the lid was open.
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      06-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #9
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can you post a link or part number for the walnut handle?
Here is the part # 25-16-0-391-597

Here is the link to where I got mine:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

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Thanks!

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How much for your old lever?
Great instructions, thanks. Just replaced mine.

@Flakpheiser, still interested in the old lever? I can sell you mine.
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Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
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Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
I did
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      12-09-2010, 02:05 PM   #13
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Did you have to start the engine to put the shift knob in neutral? Or can u just press the brake (with the engine off) and put the shift knob in neutral?
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Arrow yank!

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Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
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Did you have to start the engine to put the shift knob in neutral? Or can u just press the brake (with the engine off) and put the shift knob in neutral?
No, you don't need to press the button on the lever to yank the knob out.
You don't even need to put the car in Neutral. Just leave it in Park.
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      12-09-2010, 07:16 PM   #15
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That looks nice! I'd swap mine out, but I'm not going to drop $140 for a shift knob.
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Is there a DIY for adding back the ash tray cover?
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Very easy upgrade (was finished in about 30 seconds), & looks great. In my opinion, worth the money especially with this interior.
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Lever Stuck

God almighty, I put the car in neutral and pressed the button and even sat on the center console to get leverage...no luck. That thing feels like it was welded onto the transmission stick. Almost got a hernia trying to pull it off. I don't want to risk destroying my gear selection mechanism so until I find out more about this situation...I am doomed to stay with my polished metal version.

Anyone have problems like mine trying to pull it off?

Thanks in advance.

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The lever spring has snapped on mine so there's no resistance to the grab lever. Any ideas how to pull it apart to reset the spring?
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