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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:18 PM
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Help with removal of shifter.

On a 2008 535XiT Auto, how do I remove the shifter, to replace it?
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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Pull up and remove the shifter knob.
Then, remove the trim around the shifter.
Disconnect and remove the shifter.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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Thank you, I'll try that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
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You're supposed to be able to pull hard enough on the knob and it will come off. I've never been able to get mine off, though
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:39 PM
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Id put the shifter in second gear before pulling, as suggested on another thread, to keep from breaking my windshield or sunroof.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:42 PM
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How do you do that with an Auto?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:19 PM
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How do you do that with an Auto?
Im a dumb a$$.

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:22 PM
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It actually pulls up to remove but the shifter cannot be removed since there are two ribbon wires attached to the shifter. I could put up a DIY, with pictures but I don't have any way to host the pictures. So here it goes without pictures:
1. First remove the shifter surround;
2. Then, there is a ring below the black and aluminum piece that needs to be moved down;
3. Use a flat blade to remove the surround of the side button (used to shift to Reverse). There are two places (top and bottom of surround) that is needs to be pried slowly.
4. Once that is removed, the front plate (aluminum with LED lights needs to be pried from the bottom going up, while pushing the P button to be able to release the front plate.
5. Once that is removed, the ribbon wires can be removed from the shifter;
6. After which the shifter itself can be pulled off straight up.

Assembly is the reverse.

Let me known if there are questions.
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