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sparker92 01-14-2010 11:27 PM

Automatic Shifter Boot
 
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I have searched and found something of interest, but didn't directly answer my question. So here it goes...

I have a 1999 323i Automatic. I have taken apart the shifter trim (window switches and gloss black trim) and shifter plastic surround (where the PRND432 & where the manual shifter boot would go). I want to place a Manual shift boot on my automatic shifter. It looks like the opening for the boot and the plastic shifter surround are identical in size. I would like to know if it can be done...

If it is possible, I plan on ordering from shiftstyle.com. Any comments would be appreciated!

Spencer

For reference, I attached photos of the trim and shifter.

sparker92 01-15-2010 12:10 AM

Anyone?

00bmw323 01-15-2010 12:12 AM

yea i have it done on mine..just need the boot and the trim that snaps in

sparker92 01-15-2010 12:15 AM

Do you know if shiftstyle.com would include the trim that snaps in?

carcus 01-15-2010 12:26 AM

The trim is not really needed. I had one on mine but took it off later. You can hot glue it or just have it pushed in under pressure.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...riorUpdate.jpg

I hate posting this pic, but shows you the shift boot. Hope this helps. Most people hate my interior, but I like it.

sparker92 01-15-2010 12:29 AM

Fantastic, I am ordering one first thing in the morning! Thanks so much guys!

taibinhvuong 01-15-2010 12:34 AM

Sparker, are you interested in selling your automatic shift cover?

sparker92 01-15-2010 12:54 AM

Sorry, I am not. I keep all the original parts for when I go to sell the car. Truely sorry! However, if you are interested in buying one, you can find one here for about $70 bucks brand new...
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...ifter/ES86527/

carcus 01-15-2010 02:38 AM

I think I got mine in the picture off Ebay...with the stitching, around 40 bucks. I eventually took it off though. Do not have it anymore. I did like it at the time. I still have the matching shift boot still installed. Sometimes, kinda wish I had it back.

guest0927 05-27-2010 11:43 PM

perfect


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