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Z4 shift knobs - help needed

Discussion in 'E85 Z4 (2002-2008)' started by Tropics, Jul 15, 2008.

    Tropics guest

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    I'm having a shift knob custom made for a friend's Z4 - not sure of the year. I do not know if the OEM knobs are threaded [size?] or splined or ???. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Bimmerdan

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    Neither. There is a slot in the shift lever and a tab on the shift knob that lines up with it and then the knob slides on and 'clicks' into place.

    Tropics guest

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    Not the answer that I was hoping for, but thank you for taking the time to respond.
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    Bimmerdan

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    Here's a picture of what the shift lever itself looks like...
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    jrkriebel

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    So how hard is it to replace a shift knob on a Z4?

    I ask because the 'chrome' finish on my 6-speed's knob is wearing off/flaking off, and leaving some sharp little edges. I've actually gashed the palm of my hand a couple of times.

    Figure I need to replace the knob, but didn't know if a beginner DIY could replace it or not.
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    granthr

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    Just pull hard straight up and it will pop off :D Quite easy actually! When you put the new one on, just make sure it clicks in place like bimmerdan mentioned.

    GR

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