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Brown Wire Attached To Gear Shift

09-22-2005, 07:03 AM

Picked up a second hand E46 M3 recently and noticed the plastic housing around the gear stick/shift wasnt fitted down properly. took it off to sort it and noticed two brown wires - brown and brown white which are attached to the shifter had been cut. Now, i guess a short shift kit may have been fitted at some point, but does anyone know what these wires are for?



09-22-2005, 08:26 AM
Shift knob illumination. Brown is always ground on BMWs. The other wire, which should be gray with a red stripe if you look close, is dimmed interior lighting.