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      07-09-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed the BMW Performance Part gear knob?

I have the knob but no instruction. Is it just a case of pulling off the M gear knob and putting these on, or are there clips and things. I am too afraid to pull it!
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      07-09-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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It's easy. Look in the DIY section on changing knobs as the performance one is the same.
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      07-09-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Most of them just pull off. Pull straight up, but move your face away or you'll punch youself in the chin.
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      07-10-2008, 04:28 AM   #4
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I installed the BMW SSK, and when removing the M knob, I found it was attached to the shift boot with some small metals tabs/clips. I unclipped the boot, then just pulled up on the knob - it came straight off along with the boot still attached to it. Then to re-install, I just installed the alcantara boot, and pushed on the performance knob - bobs your uncle.
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      07-11-2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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Some say it's easier to put the knob into second gear and then pull straight up. Mine took a lot of force to remove. I almost hit the roof when it finally came off.
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      07-17-2008, 12:07 AM   #6
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Does the standard silver/black toned knob just pull off as is?
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      07-17-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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The stock boot doesn't work with the weighted knob :| Unless you are supposed to break the retaining ring which allows it to mate with the original knob... !
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      07-17-2008, 09:34 PM   #8
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There. I made my own DIY
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      07-20-2008, 09:51 PM   #9
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I accidently pulled mine off shifting into second the other day. Guess I should lay off the weights.
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