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      01-24-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Auto shift knob help

Anyone do anything custom, a good universal knob or bmw specific? Im looking to change mine as I can't stand the look of it anymore. I really want something a lot shorter/smaller. Post pictures of what ya have. Thanks appreciate it.
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      01-28-2017, 11:06 AM   #2
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You can look up the m3 dct knob. Some guys (myself included) use it on autos with a manual boot.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232777

I have one FS btw.
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From what I've read, you can put any manual BMW-fitment knob on an auto, but you'll lose the gear lock that keeps the shifter from being able to get knocked to other transmission modes.

However, Momo made a knob that isn't listed anymore called the Automatico, which I think was compatible with E9x BMWs.
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how would a manual knob even work on the auto? its threaded, hows it eliminate the lock i couldn't get it out of park without pushing the button in

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From what I've read, you can put any manual BMW-fitment knob on an auto, but you'll lose the gear lock that keeps the shifter from being able to get knocked to other transmission modes.

However, Momo made a knob that isn't listed anymore called the Automatico, which I think was compatible with E9x BMWs.
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how would a manual knob even work on the auto? its threaded, hows it eliminate the lock i couldn't get it out of park without pushing the button in
Not all knobs thread on. Some are press on. Some use set screws.

It eliminates pressing the lock by keeping it perminently pressed.
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hows it eliminate the lock i couldn't get it out of park without pushing the button in
Next time your sitting in your car while in park tap the break and listen to the gear shift.
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Anyone do anything custom, a good universal knob or bmw specific? Im looking to change mine as I can't stand the look of it anymore. I really want something a lot shorter/smaller. Post pictures of what ya have. Thanks appreciate it.
Besides what's in the BMW catalogue I would suggest selling your car and buying one with a manual transmission.
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Well found a solution for the most part, pretty happy with it
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Well found a solution for the most part, pretty happy with it
Steering wheel is amazing... must good to drive with in winter
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Well found a solution for the most part, pretty happy with it
Looks good. A manual shift boot would clean up the look even more.
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What shifter is that?
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      02-06-2017, 03:57 PM   #15
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What shifter is that?
Its just a cheap shift knob off ebay, wanted to see if it would work first. Prob just gna keep it tho as it works for now
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Steering wheel is amazing... must good to drive with in winter
Be interested in buying? Haha
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Where did you get the shifter boot? Looks really good man.
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