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Old 10-10-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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M Lighted Shift Knob

Hi guys,
I am planning on installing a M lighted shift knob, so I am wondering if anyone has done that. Where did you get power for the knob from?

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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i had an old body 325 once and i cut wiring for the cigarette lighter and spliced it to the wiring in the shift knob.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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Hi guys,
I am planning on installing a M lighted shift knob, so I am wondering if anyone has done that. Where did you get power for the knob from?

Thank you
The kit comes with an adaptor harness that connects behind the radio or on board monitor. Pug and play no cutting of wires.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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I couldn't find anything the adaptor harness would plug into, so I just tapped the cig lighter as well ...
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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THX! I will try it today
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:55 AM   #6
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try this.



http://64.177.26.92/DIY_M3_Shift_Knob.htm
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:04 PM   #8
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Hi! I installed the M shift knob with light. It was quite simple to install. You just "steal" the power to it from the ashtray light wiring with the wires supplied by bmw. You can also ask for the mounting instructions from your bmw parts dealer.

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