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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:24 PM
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Removing e46 Automatic Shifter Nob

Hey guys, im going to wrap all of my interior wood trim in my car, I was able to remove all of the trim except for the wood on the shifter nob. It is an automatic. If anyone is able to help me out on this I really appreciate it!




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Old 11-10-2013, 07:58 PM
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From what I've heard, you just pull up on it. There are no set screws to remove and it doesn't matter if you hold the button in. It's supposed to take quite a bit of force to get it off so be careful not to knock out a couple of teeth when it releases. There's a video on Bavarian Autosport's You Tube channel of Otto (he does their videos) replacing an automatic gear shift knob. He just yanked really hard on it and it came off.

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Old 11-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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Removing e46 Automatic Shifter Nob

Okay thank you! I will try tomorrow! I couldnt seem to find a video of an automatic knob on youtube. So thank you!


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Old 11-11-2013, 05:49 AM
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Okay thank you! I will try tomorrow! I couldnt seem to find a video of an automatic knob on youtube. So thank you!


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I just did this a few months back, and it does take a LOT of force to pull it off. What I did was straddle the cupholder area, put it in drive (with the car off) to get the knob pointed toward your body, and give it a hard jerk.
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