Originally Posted by kornykidd0
Sorry to bump this back up. Yesterday I popped my shift boot up to take a look at why my shift knob wasn't lighting up and I found EXACTLY the same cuts as you had - nice, clean snips. I don't see how that could happen during shifting. I assume you just stripped the wires and reconnected them right? The conspiracy theorist in me says it's part of BMW protocol to snip those wires in order to reject a claim or something. There's no need to snip them when installing an unlighted ZHP knob right? Just unplug the wire and you're set...
I really can't think of any other explanation besides the wire somehow getting cut during shifting. I didn't even strip and reconnect the wires. I replaced the stock knob for a M5 shift knob. I think it's pretty much the ZCP knob but lights up? Straight plug and play, easy to install.