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Old 03-17-2015, 12:49 PM
lstoner lstoner is offline
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Question Selector lever replacement

I have a 2008 X3 with (according to my VIN) "light" poplar trim. I would like to replace my original shift knob (auto) with a woodgrain one to match my trim.

However, all of the OEM selectors are WAY lighter than the wood trim in my car. It appears that I may have trim closer to "dark" poplar even though my VIN says otherwise.

I can't find a "dark poplar" shift lever for an E83, but have found a few "dark poplar" levers that look very similar for X5 and 5 series.....do they all install/fit the same?

I have attached a photo to show my trim color compared to the part number that my VIN number says I am supposed to use.
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