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      10-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help: My ZHP Knob keeps flying off

I changed to a ZHP knob, and although I love the knob feel it has on multiple occasions completely dislodged itself from the shifter. Its never felt 100% right.

Anyone else have this problem?

Considering going back to OEM
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      10-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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      10-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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Close the gap a little on the shifter rod with some vise grips
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      10-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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I'm having this same issue right now! Thanks for posting this thread!

I'll try the above mentioned fix of closing the gap.
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      10-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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This scares me, I just ordered ZHP today
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      10-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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This scares me, I just ordered ZHP today
You'll be fine. I have no problems with mine and it's been used in another BMW before my M3.

100% the best mod for an MT BMW for the price.
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You'll be fine. I have no problems with mine and it's been used in another BMW before my M3.

100% the best mod for an MT BMW for the price.
Thanks! That really makes me feel a lot better.

Did you illuminate yours?
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Thanks! That really makes me feel a lot better.

Did you illuminate yours?
You mean modify it so that it lights up (because they don't from factory)? No I didn't. Too much work for something I don't mind
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Yeah, I saw a couple of forum posts on it.
What did you do with the extra wires?
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      10-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #10
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Thanks! That really makes me feel a lot better.

Did you illuminate yours?
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You mean modify it so that it lights up (because they don't from factory)? No I didn't. Too much work for something I don't mind
Just buy the M5 version which is illuminated from the factory.
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You'll be fine. I have no problems with mine and it's been used in another BMW before my M3.

100% the best mod for an MT BMW for the price.
lol I was about to say its not the best mod at all but for its price, I agree.

I say 2001-2005 Performance shiftknob or the 2014-2019 F30 M Performance knob.
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      10-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #13
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Be gentle with your knob. Don't just yank on it like a wild monkey.
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Mine wouldn't stay on either. Came off at the track once!

You gott a hit that sucker hard to get it to stay. I used a towel and rubber mallet last time.
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deng, i thought i was the only one.
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Just punch it down!
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Be gentle with your knob. Don't just yank on it like a wild monkey.
+1, You don't want it to hit you in the eye.
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+1, You don't want it to hit you in the eye.
Yeah better someone elses.
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mine comes loose too. as others have said, punch it down, be a man, you're not hurting anything.
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there's a clipping point, hammer it down.
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