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Old 10-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Post your auto shift knobs.

hey guys im tired on my wood shift knob, lets see what you got.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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How did you get that to work?
It goes on just like normal i have a manual knob on my automatic just got to be careful about hitting it.
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Its easy to use a manual shift knob in an automatic. You have to pull real hard to remove the auto knob (watch your head!), and then just screw on the manual one. There is no button, but you still have to depress the brake to move it out of Park. And No, if you're driving you can't jam it into Reverse. I was reading some technical info on the trannies and its all electronic, so past a certain speed, it doesn't allow it.

I have had this Hamann knob on for years now. It matches the interior nicely and has a sportier look. I use Manual mode 99% of the time and have never had a problem.


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1. No button? But there's a button on the stock, so how does that work?

2. I didn't know you could have the paddles on the steering wheel on an auto.
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button the back of the stock auto shifter... you need to push in the button and step on the brake pedal to get it out and into a gear.

and the paddles on teh steering wheel is a retrofit. step trannys could in fact become SMG like using the paddles to shift gears
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1. No button? But there's a button on the stock, so how does that work?

2. I didn't know you could have the paddles on the steering wheel on an auto.

1.The button doesnt really do shlt. It works fine without it

2.if you have a steptronic tranny there is a DIY on how to make the SMG paddles work with Step.

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1. No button? But there's a button on the stock, so how does that work?

2. I didn't know you could have the paddles on the steering wheel on an auto.
1. Nope...depress the brakes to move it out of Park and after that, you can move it freely from R > N > D > Sport or Steptronic Mode. This knob feels alot lighter than the stock one.

2. Paddles can be retrofitted. These are SSG paddles that were installed, specifically for my hand size, so it feels very comfortable for me. Being SSG, and not SMG paddles, either side upshifts and downshifts.

You might notice I also added a Z8 Start button, extra gauges in the center console, aluminum pedals, M3 dead pedal, steering wheel trim and aluminum ebrake. Lots of nice little touches, but very tasteful IMHO and still has that OEM look.
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Its easy to use a manual shift knob in an automatic. You have to pull real hard to remove the auto knob (watch your head!), and then just screw on the manual one. There is no button, but you still have to depress the brake to move it out of Park. And No, if you're driving you can't jam it into Reverse. I was reading some technical info on the trannies and its all electronic, so past a certain speed, it doesn't allow it.

I have had this Hamann knob on for years now. It matches the interior nicely and has a sportier look. I use Manual mode 99% of the time and have never had a problem.
my dumbass friend was goin 60 in his 325Xi and went from D to R and the tranny was like in neutral, the engine just revved.
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And No, if you're driving you can't jam it into Reverse. I was reading some technical info on the trannies and its all electronic, so past a certain speed, it doesn't allow it.


thats only for the new ones though that have electronic trannies. the older cars dont have that. they well go into R when ur drivin 60 down the road.
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Its easy to use a manual shift knob in an automatic. You have to pull real hard to remove the auto knob (watch your head!), and then just screw on the manual one. There is no button, but you still have to depress the brake to move it out of Park. And No, if you're driving you can't jam it into Reverse. I was reading some technical info on the trannies and its all electronic, so past a certain speed, it doesn't allow it.

I have had this Hamann knob on for years now. It matches the interior nicely and has a sportier look. I use Manual mode 99% of the time and have never had a problem.


what you did with that rod coming from the bottom of the auto, is not on the manual?
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what you did with that rod coming from the bottom of the auto, is not on the manual?
Nothing. Its just what I said, pull the old knob out and put the new one in. The new one, since it doesn't have that rod you're referring to, has to be held in place by 3 small screws that you use an allen wrench to tighten it with. After that, you still need to push the brake pedal to move the shifter out of Park, but the you can move it freely after. By "Freely", I mean there's no button to press, but you can still feel the notches (so to speak) when you move from R to N to D, etc.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #17
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I need to get rid of my ugly ass wood trim Then I can buy my new shift knob/e-brake handle, etc.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #19
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