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      02-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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E92 upgrade F10 auto shift knob (aftermarket part) with working LED light



Found this toy over the weekend, it's an aftermarket F10 Auto shift knob, easy installation only need to connect 2 connectors to synchronize with the shift indicators. Please see the youtube video for demo and below images for wiring.

I do like the look of this F10 style shift knob, but with its' shape and you actually have to press the “button” behind the knob, it does feel a bit awkward when your shift. Maybe I'll get used to it.
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You should replace the stock shift plate with a Manual plate and boot since you don't need the PRND indicators off the shifter anymore. The Manual plate fits the Auto shift opening.
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You should replace the stock shift plate with a Manual plate and boot since you don't need the PRND indicators off the shifter anymore. The Manual plate fits the Auto shift opening.
good idea, i wonder how much of a pita it would be to do so
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None at all. I've done it with an SMG modded shifter. It's a direct swap and not very expensive at all, (Manual Shift boot). There was a custom harness made for this application to delete the external display and direct the signal to the shifter. With what you have, worst case you could just tuck the external display out of the way inside the shift tunnel.
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Since you're a modder, you may be interested in the LCI update for the Shift Paddles. (See pic.) This is a really nice change and I use the Paddles more this way than I did the pre-LCI versions for some reason.
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You should replace the stock shift plate with a Manual plate and boot since you don't need the PRND indicators off the shifter anymore. The Manual plate fits the Auto shift opening.
good idea, thanks, I'll have to check this out. Time to search eBay for manual plate.
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Since you're a modder, you may be interested in the LCI update for the Shift Paddles. (See pic.) This is a really nice change and I use the Paddles more this way than I did the pre-LCI versions for some reason.
I always want to do that, can you pm me with details as where I can buy these paddles for a good price and how to do the wiring? Since it shift differently. Thanks
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There's no Cheap option, but this is the set I bought. These guys are absolutely fantastic in support. I had a little problem and they sent me pictures and a video on how to correct it. They do the rewiring for a small up-charge.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E81-E82-...14894d&vxp=mtr
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Found this toy over the weekend, it's an aftermarket F10 Auto shift knob, easy installation only need to connect 2 connectors to synchronize with the shift indicators. Please see the youtube video for demo and below images for wiring.

I do like the look of this F10 style shift knob, but with its' shape and you actually have to press the “button” behind the knob, it does feel a bit awkward when your shift. Maybe I'll get used to it.
Where exactly did you find this part? I've been looking online and can't seem to find the illuminated version. I only see the ones that are non-illuminated.
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Where exactly did you find this part? I've been looking online and can't seem to find the illuminated version. I only see the ones that are non-illuminated.
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There's no Cheap option, but this is the set I bought. These guys are absolutely fantastic in support. I had a little problem and they sent me pictures and a video on how to correct it. They do the rewiring for a small up-charge.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E81-E82-...14894d&vxp=mtr

interesting price at dealer.... 400 for pedals.... hmmmm....

part # 61319242983 for Paddles if some one interested.....
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interesting price at dealer.... 400 for pedals.... hmmmm....

part # 61319242983 for Paddles if some one interested.....
They aren't plug and play. They won't work without modifying the wiring.
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Found the shifter on Ebay: $215
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Sweet. Thanks for the link. That matches the shifter in my X5.
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Found the shifter on Ebay: $215
This can be had a lot cheaper than 215 from bimmian - no relation just letting you know
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