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Old 02-28-2014, 06:21 PM
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New owner: Quick question about shift knob

Today I bought my first car ever, a 2003 Z4 3.0 6 speed. It's a blast and although some things need fixing (auto top probably has failed hydraulic motor) and a dent in the quarter panel that I am getting fixed, I have never been pampered with automatic everything! headlights, wipers, climate control.. all new to me as I drove a hand me down 96 camry before this.

Anyway, on most manual cars, you can twist off the shift knob quite easily. However, I keep twisting and twisting either way and it just keeps spinning. The previous owner said it never bothered him, but I'd like to get it fixed.. how can I get the shift knob off, or is there something I'm missing? I tried searching but to no avail.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:24 PM
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Pull straight up.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:35 PM
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I hate to be the new guy that asks dumb questions. Too quick man, thanks so much.
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Sit between both seats, pull straight up. DO NOT hit yourself in the face.... It takes some force. If you have a lighted shift knob, then do not break the wires...
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