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Old 02-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Is this a OEM or aftermarket Shift lever? Pictures

Hi, so long story short, I never owned a BMW so i don't know how high the shift lever is, so i took pictures and someone more experienced could tell me..

I'm asking because as you can see from the pictures the lever looks pretty beat up, and I replaced the shift knob 2x already, and they keep loosening up.

So I don't know if I should buy a OEM BMW shift Knob which would be firm and resolve my problems or should I replace the lever as well.

Finally is the shift sawed off to make a "getto short throw shifter"?




Thanks for any help

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2000 BMW 323i Manual
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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It looks chewed up and shaved. Look at this 1st post and look at the pictures.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=short+shifter
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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OEM shifter which has been shortened by a professional
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