Originally Posted by kitw
I punched myself in the face doing this with my E46 m3 and ripped the wires off the lighted part.
be careful! I found that putting the shifter in 4th and pulling slowly is the easiest way. It takes a bunch of force the first time, just be ready to catch it so you don't rip the light wires out.
Wouldn't it be better to disconnect the wires from the vehicle first?
I agree it's a hilarious thread. For the record, I physically assaulted myself while doing this as well.