Hello there and welcome to the BMW Car Club of America.

If you are a BMW CCA member, please log in and introduce yourself in our Member Introductions section.

shift knob

Discussion in 'E85/E86 Z4 M roadster/coupe (2006-2008)' started by rainnold, Jul 13, 2008.

    rainnold guest

    Post Count: 11
    Likes Received:0
    Anybody know how to tighten up a shift knob that is loose? It comes off each time I shift hard

    • Member

    Brian A

    Post Count: 659
    Likes Received:7
    Use golf grip technique

    Wrap a bit of double-face tape around the shift lever shaft. Wet the tape with lighter fluid (naptha) or similar to temporarily make the tape slippery. Slide on the shift knob and let sit overnight to let the lighter fluid dry.

    Don't use too much tape (one wrap is probably enough) or else you'll have to cut the knob off when you want to remove it again.

    rainnold guest

    Post Count: 11
    Likes Received:0

    Thanks I really appreciate it
    • Member


    Post Count: 3,269
    Likes Received:4
    Z4, correct? Your shift knob should be relatively new. Try to just put it back on and hit if hard a few times to settle it in. It shouldn't break anything unless the plastic is worn, but since a Z4 is a relatively new car, it shouldn't be the case.

Share This Page