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Old 12-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
Alex323Ci
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Originally Posted by nike001 View Post
True and false. They make the F10 M5 knob that is illuminated, which is essentially a ZHP knob. I think I've seen people mention that the leather feels more luxurious (as one would expect in a $100k car) and the top part is just the slightest bit fatter.
I doubt you would even be able to tell the difference unless you were going absolutely insane. So I guess it could be called an illuminated ZHP knob. Or an F10 M5 knob, where the illumination aspect is a given.



I can't tell what these are. Are they the F10 M5 knobs? They seem to be about a similar price.
IIRC for the F10 M5 knob (aka illuminated ZHP knob), you need to take the leather boot off that is attached to the knob by cutting it at the base of the knob itself.
Hmm, interesting. It seems this F10 M5 knob is illuminated like the E46 M3 knob but it has a two piece appearance unlike the E46 M3 gooseneck lighted 6 speed shift knob/boot.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=773929

but if the OP still wants an oem stubby shift knob like factory on the ZHP and lighted then he will need to buy one that is modified or modify it. or he can pay more and take the shift boot off the F10 M5. for someone with the alcantara shift boot is where this situation would come up most often.

look like getbmwparts has M5 knob/boot here
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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