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      01-27-2009, 01:57 AM   #23
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that's what exactly i m doing, because my M5 is not working!!
Yeah, I heard.. that sucks man! What are you going to do now? Ditch all chances with the M5 knob for sure?
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Yeah, I heard.. that sucks man! What are you going to do now? Ditch all chances with the M5 knob for sure?
well, i will try to redo the installation again, if it is still not working, then i will give up!!
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      01-27-2009, 02:03 AM   #25
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well, i will try to redo the installation again, if it is still not working, then i will give up!!
Good luck with that. Please let me know how things go, as I am also interested in ordering a knob from him..
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Good luck with that. Please let me know how things go, as I am also interested in ordering a knob from him..
i hope it's only maybe the connection is a bit loose!!!
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      01-28-2009, 12:01 AM   #27
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I want to do this, does the knob just pull off or do you unscrew it? Thanks for the idea it looks really good.
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      01-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #28
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I want to do this, does the knob just pull off or do you unscrew it? Thanks for the idea it looks really good.
The knob just pulls off. I found what worked best was sitting in the passenger seat and holding the knob with both hands, looking like you're ready to pull out Excalibur. Do not twist the knob, just pull straight up.
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lol, Park obviously. Car should be off during the entire process
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Now you just need a fake clutch pedal to make the transformation complete.
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who sells these boots i can't find a vendor who has them....
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      01-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #32
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who sells these boots i can't find a vendor who has them....
You can get the OEM MT boot from tischer. I don't recall the part number, so you should try searching or asking jason@tischer.
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i wonder if the op can do a more clearer diy
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Well, I've heard that sometimes it must be in Neutral in order to pull the knob off.
Oh interesting... I've never heard that. It doesn't require much force to take the shift knob out though. I think it's harder to remove on the MT's than it is on the steptronics, but I've only done this on my own car, so I maybe mine was just loose?
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BTW guys, I just wanted to point out something Ironic mentioned in another thread:

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For the one isolated case where someone has reported D/S mode actually lost, even when reverting back to stock - that person had ordered a manual boot and has had to remove his circuit boards and tuck them under the center trim himself. A number of things could have gone wrong with the removal of the plates on the client's end. Wires could have been stressed or connections and pins damaged if it wasn't done carefully.
I strongly urge anyone attempting the MT boot mod to be extra careful with the wires. Treat them as if they are made of glass. Also, before snapping the MT boot into place, please turn your car on and go through all the gears to make sure that the lever is NOT touching any of the wires or the bezel. The way that it's set up beneath the trim allows for adequate space to tuck in the wires and such, but you can never be too careful.
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good stuff Chris!!

Thanks for the DIY
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Oh interesting... I've never heard that. It doesn't require much force to take the shift knob out though. I think it's harder to remove on the MT's than it is on the steptronics, but I've only done this on my own car, so I maybe mine was just loose?
Same here. I was sitting on the driver side and was able to pull the knob with very little force. I also have step btw.
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Well, I've heard that sometimes it must be in Neutral in order to pull the knob off.
i've never heard that
I know if you have 6mt you can put it in 2nd gear, but putting a step in neutral.....nah
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Same here. I was sitting on the driver side and was able to pull the knob with very little force. I also have step btw.
Same here. I can get it out with just my right hand while driving! haha
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Same here. I can get it out with just my right hand while driving! haha
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here's what I moved onto from before. I've had the CF trim then moved onto OEM high gloss black. as piano black for e92's are scarce in the US.







OEM leather MT boot with DCT/6er knob(still under construction) MT boot had to be unstitched to fit the knob.

here's the knob modded to sit lower



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where you get the CF knob? do you have a part number?
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I think the carbon fiber knob is just an overlay available at most vendors.

Anybody have a part number on the manual base? Tischer is not returning my pm.
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I think the carbon fiber knob is just an overlay available at most vendors.

Anybody have a part number on the manual base? Tischer is not returning my pm.
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