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      06-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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F10 M5 Shift Knob = Lighted ZHP Knob?

I noticed the F10 M5 shift knob lights up and it looks like the ZHP knob.

Could it be the solution we've all been waiting for?

Has anyone tried it?
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      06-23-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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i believe it will be a simple swap (assuming it's the same as the 1m)

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...=lighted+shift
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      06-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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Ha I saw that too, and was thinking starting a thread. It sure looks like the ZHP knob, too bad I just bought one, prob will be quicker to just to DIY, LED conversion that is. Should have a part number hopefully.
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I noticed the F10 M5 shift knob lights up and it looks like the ZHP knob.

Could it be the solution we've all been waiting for?

Has anyone tried it?

I am one of many that thinks that ZHP knob looks horrible. I would never put that one in my M or BMW vehicles. Looks cheap and it is.
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      06-23-2012, 07:40 AM   #5
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I noticed the F10 M5 shift knob lights up and it looks like the ZHP knob.

Could it be the solution we've all been waiting for?

Has anyone tried it?
I was thinking the exact same thing. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it when the M5's finally get here.
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      06-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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I am one of many that thinks that ZHP knob looks horrible. I would never put that one in my M or BMW vehicles. Looks cheap and it is.
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      06-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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Too bad the M5 won't actually come with a 6MT.
I was wondering the same thing

Anyways, the mod looks good. Def worth considering. Let me know how it turns out please
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      06-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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I am one of many that thinks that ZHP knob looks horrible. I would never put that one in my M or BMW vehicles. Looks cheap and it is.

i swear this guy has an opinion about everything and no one gives a damn.
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      06-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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Too bad the M5 won't actually come with a 6MT.
The f10 is,
Next gen wont
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I am one of many that thinks that ZHP knob looks horrible. I would never put that one in my M or BMW vehicles. Looks cheap and it is.
You can't deny that it's a step up from the OEM M3 shift knob - Same leather quality with metal / weighted construction. OEM is lightweight plastic / rubber internal construction. I know because I have disassembled the OEM knob...
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      06-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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You can't deny that it's a step up from the OEM M3 shift knob - Same leather quality with metal / weighted construction. OEM is lightweight plastic / rubber internal construction. I know because I have disassembled the OEM knob...
Very true. When I made mine, you could see that it was just all plastic. Felt terrible. I am more than happy with my lighted ZHP.
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God damnit Alex!
Just put my zhp in, but I will be looking into this m5 knob! Might be a much cheer solution to the lighted ones sold
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      10-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Anyone try this yet?
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      10-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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Anyone try this yet?
wanna buy one together?
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      10-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #16
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the shift boot bottom design is differet and wonder if we can make them fit on our car..
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you'll need to cut off M5 boot and re-use OEM boot.
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      10-31-2012, 10:20 AM   #18
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For those worried about the connector, swapping the pin connectors should be a simple switchover between the two, if they're not already an exact match. As isugoo said, the boot will need to be cut off or attached to the M3 boot-ring.
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      11-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #19
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wanna buy one together?
Sure, as long as it's easy to wire up, I'll do it!

Thanks for the coding today BTW!!!
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Just got my 6MT F10 M5 shift knob. Plugs right up and looks awesome !
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Just got my 6MT F10 M5 shift knob. Plugs right up and looks awesome !
How about the boot? Able to retrofit on the E9x boot ring?
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      11-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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How about the boot? Able to retrofit on the E9x boot ring?
No,had to cut it
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