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Old 05-06-2002, 12:13 AM   #1
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Question manu shift knob on steptronic

I guess this question has been dealt with plenty in the past but can you guys confirm that ANY manual shift knob w/o exception can fit on the steptronic? Is it just a case of pulling out the old shifter with brute force and pounding on the new one? And what about the button on the steptronic shifter?

I have wood trim on my E46 323i sedan which isn't exactly to my taste but it's sort of rubbing off on me. But I wanna get rid of the geriatric looking wood shifter - any suggestions what to replace it with? (Pics would be even better! )
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:33 AM   #2
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I thought this would blend pretty well with the wood trim http://website.lineone.net/~motormec/spherechrome.jpg

And maybe pop this on the handbrake too
http://website.lineone.net/~motormec/pitstop.jpg



Do you reckon this combo is too much of a mix n match??
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:34 AM   #3
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Yup, all manual shift knob will works. Momo, Victor (Hamann) , ACS, Hartge will works.
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:41 AM   #4
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so how does the button on the steptronic shifter work? will i be able to engage/disengage from Park and Reverse with the manual shifter?
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:52 AM   #5
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so how does the button on the steptronic shifter work? will i be able to engage/disengage from Park and Reverse with the manual shifter?
I don't believe so. I have a Step and putting the ACS shift knob on. The button will in a sense be disengaged all the time I believe so that you just have to be careful now! But no matter what, you can't shift from P to R or D without depressing the brake.
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:11 AM   #6
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NickACS, what's the uninstall and install like? is it difficult?
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