E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > DIY Guides > (DIY) Replace E90 2009 Auto Selector Lever Handle w/Walnut



Comment
 
Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
(DIY) Replace E90 2009 Auto Selector Lever Handle w/Walnut
Published by geekwithbmw
06-06-2009
(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.
Tutorial Tools
Attached Images
    
  #1  
By addicted2drums on 06-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
the walnut looks way better.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
By Flakpheiser on 06-12-2009, 04:39 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
How much for your old lever?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
By geekwithbmw on 06-13-2009, 09:44 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
40%40%40%
2
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 27%
Quote:
Originally Posted by addicted2drums View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
By geekwithbmw on 06-13-2009, 09:45 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
40%40%40%
2
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 27%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flakpheiser View Post
How much for your old lever?
Hum, I hadn't really though about it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
By Tricky-BMW on 06-21-2009, 12:08 PM
nice 1
Reply With Quote
  #6  
By yashart_330 on 06-22-2009, 05:24 PM
can you post a link or part number for the walnut handle?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
By addicted2drums on 06-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Quote:
Originally Posted by geekwithbmw View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
By geekwithbmw on 06-25-2009, 06:58 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
40%40%40%
2
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 27%
Quote:
Originally Posted by yashart_330 View Post
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

Reply With Quote
  #9  
By anaseer on 08-26-2010, 10:59 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
80%80%80%
4
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
60%60%60%
3
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
100%100%100%
5
Average 80%
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flakpheiser View Post
How much for your old lever?
Great instructions, thanks. Just replaced mine.

Flakpheiser, still interested in the old lever? I can sell you mine.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
By wmb0000 on 10-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
By e90titan on 11-09-2010, 02:48 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmb0000 View Post
Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
I did
Reply With Quote
  #12  
By O HELLA BMW on 12-09-2010, 01:05 PM
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?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
By aah78 on 12-09-2010, 05:45 PM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
Arrow yank!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmb0000 View Post
Do you have to press the button on the lever when you pull it up?
Quote:
Originally Posted by O HELLA BMW
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.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
By fire_mike on 12-09-2010, 06:16 PM
That looks nice! I'd swap mine out, but I'm not going to drop $140 for a shift knob.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
By Neutrino45 on 12-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Is there a DIY for adding back the ash tray cover?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
By tallenxb on 12-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
40%40%40%
2
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 27%
Very easy upgrade (was finished in about 30 seconds), & looks great. In my opinion, worth the money especially with this interior.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
By matreyia on 06-05-2013, 12:56 AM
Member reviews
Difficulty [ 1 = Difficult ]
20%20%20%
1
Cost [ 1 = Expensive ]
20%20%20%
1
DIY Clarity [ 1 = Not clear ]
20%20%20%
1
Average 20%
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.

VT
Reply With Quote
  #18  
By Suntzu on 08-29-2013, 08:02 AM
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?
Reply With Quote
Comment

Bookmarks

Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
Search this Tutorial:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST