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Old 02-09-2011, 08:17 AM
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Retrofit SAT shifter for non-SAT shifter

This past week was the first time I have sat in a SAT equipped F10 since taking possession of mine. You may or may not remember that I purchased mine CPO, which meant a great deal, but also meant I had to live with the spec I got. One of the things I didn't get that I wanted was the SAT.

I'd love to have the paddles, but I'm not holding out much hope that they can be retrofit. But one thing I did notice was something I never realized before...in addition to having the nifty leather gaiter on the shifter, the shape and design of the shifter is also slightly different and, to me, more pleasing. See below:





Anyone know where to get the part numbers or speak to someone who might be knowledgable about swapping out the shifter? I know that there is a wood shifter option and I would think they would likely swap right out since it's just an electronic piece.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:57 AM
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I'm sorry that I don't have the answer that you are looking for, but how did you get a google search on the idrive screen?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:03 AM
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in europe (these pics are from there) they are able to order a 5er with online services
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 AM
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in europe (these pics are from there) they are able to order a 5er with online services
Thanks for the info! I thought that may be the actual car he had on loan. Sorry for the hijack!
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