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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:42 PM
Eliasmalak Eliasmalak is offline
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How to remove automatic shift knob

SO guys i found this cool shift knob on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-ACS-E36-...c3692a&vxp=mtr

and i was wondering two questions

1) should i get it i have a 2006 530i sport
2) if i get it how do i remove the stock one..? and replace it with the new one
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:35 AM
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I want to know that too.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:14 AM
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pull the knob straight up ... quick jolt.
No turning, no twisting, just pull it straight up.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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When you're pulling up, make sure you keep you face away or you might just end up knocking yourself in the jaw!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:14 PM
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I put mine in Neutral to center the shifter, then as stated above a quick upward pull may work. Do be careful as it releases with a surprise.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:11 PM
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I've had one of these and here's a warning. The engaging lever does not fully engage and allows you to bump the shifter out of gear without pushing the selector switch.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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Another (admittedly more expensive) option...
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:49 PM
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SO guys as a conclusion,
i first put it in neutral then
DO I CLICK THE SHIFTER AND PULL UP OR JUST PULL UP
PLUS I THINK IM GONA HAVE MY FRIEND PLACE A PILLOW ABOVE THE SHIFTER SO THERE WONT BE ANY JAW BREAKING ...
HOPEFULLY :P
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:57 PM
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To each their own, but the benefit is what exactly?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:16 PM
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There is no benefit. Its a mod, something he wants to change. Personally if I would change it, I would want the functionality and would go with the illuminated one.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:46 PM
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i just want to add the x6 shift knob and replace it with the usual 5 series 06 shift knob. plus the x6 shift knob come with an engraved ac schnitzer logo on top
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-ACS-E36-...c3692a&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:59 PM
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You realize that it is actually just a BMW electronic shifter right? Not an X6 just any BMW with an electronic shifter, also you know its not real AC, just cheap Chinese stuff and they put that on top.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:04 PM
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i know that it is taiwanese not chinese big difference in production... (ive seen the way they build personally) and i know its not real but i dont know where to get the real thing... plus it will definitely cost more than 500$ which i would rather put in the bank and keep it there so that one day i would pay 500$ less for the e60 2007 m5 with eisenmann exhaust....
one day... :P
i currently own the 06 530i sports package
so im currently lost between getting and not getting...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:53 PM
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Here is the 2009 post. I have the last thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...320&highlight=
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Put shift into Neutral. Sitting in the Driver's seat, pull straight up with moderate force (90 foot lbs needed according to Bentley). Worked just fine for me when replacing my peeling chrome old shift nob with a new walnut wood one (to match wood in car). Now if only I could find the wood trim for the steering wheel (sport).
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I did put it in my last E60 it looks good and all but it doesn't sit very well and keeps moving which was very annoying for me.
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I guess that's what happens when there is a 'twist' when removing the old one. Some of the 'stops' can get damaged (all that plastic), perhaps. Mine is sitting pretty and no movement other than the standard shift performance.
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