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E46 Auto - Gear Knob Removal

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E46 Auto - Gear Knob Removal

Postby jonboy_328 » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:41:43 UTC

Hi peeps, just a quick question :D How do you remove the gear knob from an automatic e46? Its a 1999 328ci coupe if that makes a difference :? I know on the manual its just a case of hitting the knob down and then lifting off but ive tried this and it doesnt seem to work.

Any help would be great

Jon :D
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Postby navin330 » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 10:11:37 UTC

Put your back in it. They do come off, but put up a fight in the process.
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Postby eca02apc » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:43:32 UTC

Put it in neutral and pull like there's no tomorrow! It will come off, but be careful not to give yourself a black eye in the process!
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Postby rich320d » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:44:52 UTC

I think the Auto gear knob may be held on by a little screw.

Have a look on www.realoem.com at the parts diagrams, should reveal all!
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Postby Digidick » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:54:03 UTC

rich320d wrote:I think the Auto gear knob may be held on by a little screw.

Have a look on www.realoem.com at the parts diagrams, should reveal all!



Nope!! Just give it a good tug.
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Postby jonboy_328 » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:36:10 UTC

Big thanks for your replies guys :D I will go give it a go now! I brought a re-trimmed grey leather gaitor off E-Bay to replace my black one, to match the grey leather in the car 8-)



rich320d wrote:I think the Auto gear knob may be held on by a little screw.

Have a look on www.realoem.com at the parts diagrams, should reveal all!


And big thanks for that link rich :D that will come in handy :lol:
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