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      02-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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DCT shift knob

Any aftermarket shift knobs for DCT out yet? Will SMG shift knobs work?

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      02-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Because the M-DCT shift knob display uses LEDs and also are “monitored, read back, and compared” there might not be interest in attempting to use a modified knob. The knob change could cause faults and codes from the M-DCT electronics. Read the technical description below.

The selector lever is like a game controller (with processor) networked to the transmission computer.


Selector Lever Indicator and Function
The shift pattern, driving program, gear selection indicator on the selector lever are all similar to that of the E6x M5/M6 with SMG. The main difference is that the selector lever
on the gear selector switch in the E9x M3 no longer snaps into the "N" and "R" positions, instead it only snaps into "R".

The M GWS selector lever is self centering as it returns back to its normal starting position on its own, after the driver selects the desired gear. Reverse gear is an exception; because once the shifter lever is moved left and into the "R" position the gear must be manually unselected by the driver. The shift pattern, driving program, gear selection indicator on the selector lever are all displayed in red, depending on the position of the selector lever and driving program selected.

The indicator displays the currently selected driving program and the gear selection options. The indicator consists of the locating light that indicates the shift pattern and the function indicator lamp. These are two different red position LEDs that show the currently selected driving program and the gear selection options.

The function indicator lamp in the M GWS is controlled by the M DCT electronics. The function indicator lamp is monitored, read back and compared with the required indicator for plausibility. In addition to the PT-CAN connection; there is a LIN-bus connection built in to the M GWS for redundant communication with the M DCT electronics.
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There's your answer. There are some nice ones out for the M5/M6 though...
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      02-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
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They have CF DCT shifters...i forgot which vendor sells them.
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      02-24-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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So basically theres no aftermarket shifters available?
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      04-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #6
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It Can Be Done With Any Bmw Knob!

STEP 1...SNAP OFF SHIFT BOOT
STEP 2...DISCONNECT LED
STEP 3...PULL OFF DCT KNOB
STEP 4...DECIDE TO REUSE SAME SHIFT BOOT(REQUIRES CUTTING LEATHER OFF KNOB) OR GET NEW BOOT MADE LIKE I DID.
STEP 5 SNAP ON NEW KNOB

DRIVING AROUND 1K MILES ALREADY NO ERROR SIGNS EVEN HAD CAR SERVICED AT DEALERSHIP NO PROBLEMS....HAVING HARRIS @ INSTYLE DESIGN MAKE ME A CUSTOM SHIFT PATTERN EMBLEM FOR KNOB I GOT FROM BIMMIAN FOR VALET GUYS.

**EVEN HAD THE HANDBRAKE DONE IN FOX RED.
**DID LOSE KNOB LED...IF U BUY A KNOB WITH LED THEN U DONT!!







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      04-14-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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Seriously WTF? Are you trying to make your car look like it has a manual transmission when you have DCT?


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STEP 1...SNAP OFF SHIFT BOOT
STEP 2...DISCONNECT LED
STEP 3...PULL OFF DCT KNOB
STEP 4...DECIDE TO REUSE SAME SHIFT BOOT(REQUIRES CUTTING LEATHER OFF KNOB) OR GET NEW BOOT MADE LIKE I DID.
STEP 5 SNAP ON NEW KNOB

DRIVING AROUND 1K MILES ALREADY NO ERROR SIGNS EVEN HAD CAR SERVICED AT DEALERSHIP NO PROBLEMS....HAVING HARRIS @ INSTYLE DESIGN MAKE ME A CUSTOM SHIFT PATTERN EMBLEM FOR KNOB I GOT FROM BIMMIAN FOR VALET GUYS.

**EVEN HAD THE HANDBRAKE DONE IN FOX RED.
**DID LOSE KNOB LED...IF U BUY A KNOB WITH LED THEN U DONT!!







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      04-14-2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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no offense but i'd rather keep it stock than doing that...
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I think it looks cool. One main factor for me not choosing DCT is the shift nob is plain ugly.. but thats my opinion.
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first off congrats on the m3 on order! the center console on mt and dct are diffrent only some one who knows nothing about bmws would think i was tryin to make it look like a mt. i changed knob cuz the plastic stock knob didnt feel good to me, its a wierd shape didnt even like it in my e60 smg m5.
i posted to help other dct owners know that u can change to wut ever knob you like. this site is for bmw people to help each other out & thats all im tryin to do. not to talk smack.
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hummmmm. That fox red looks cinnamon in the pics.

OP: You running out of thing to mod or something?
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The stock DCT shifter looks amazing anyways..
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no offense but i'd rather keep it stock than doing that...
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The stock DCT shifter looks amazing anyways..
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STEP 1...SNAP OFF SHIFT BOOT
STEP 2...DISCONNECT LED
STEP 3...PULL OFF DCT KNOB
STEP 4...DECIDE TO REUSE SAME SHIFT BOOT(REQUIRES CUTTING LEATHER OFF KNOB) OR GET NEW BOOT MADE LIKE I DID.
STEP 5 SNAP ON NEW KNOB

DRIVING AROUND 1K MILES ALREADY NO ERROR SIGNS EVEN HAD CAR SERVICED AT DEALERSHIP NO PROBLEMS....HAVING HARRIS @ INSTYLE DESIGN MAKE ME A CUSTOM SHIFT PATTERN EMBLEM FOR KNOB I GOT FROM BIMMIAN FOR VALET GUYS.

**EVEN HAD THE HANDBRAKE DONE IN FOX RED.
**DID LOSE KNOB LED...IF U BUY A KNOB WITH LED THEN U DONT!!







HOPE THIS HELPS
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first off congrats on the m3 on order! the center console on mt and dct are diffrent only some one who knows nothing about bmws would think i was tryin to make it look like a mt. i changed knob cuz the plastic stock knob didnt feel good to me, its a wierd shape didnt even like it in my e60 smg m5.
i posted to help other dct owners know that u can change to wut ever knob you like. this site is for bmw people to help each other out & thats all im tryin to do. not to talk smack.
wanna sell me ur OEM DCT shift knob?
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i changed knob cuz the plastic stock knob didnt feel good to me, its a wierd shape didnt even like it in my e60 smg m5.
What difference does it make? You aren't shifting...you're in an automatic, Sir.
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What difference does it make? You aren't shifting...you're in an automatic, Sir.
just wondering if u ever drove a dct, smg or even a bmw motorsport before u start talking about things of those nature.
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just wondering if YOU'VE ever DRIVEN a dct, smg or even a bmw motorsport before u start talking about things of THAT nature.
I have actually and I know for a fact that the only time you would touch the DCT is when you put it in drive. Any time while driving and you're just a manual wannabe, but I think we've already established that.

PS: I fixed your shit grammar.
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Way to make forum members look less child-like .

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I have actually and I know for a fact that the only time you would touch the DCT is when you put it in drive. Any time while driving and you're just a manual wannabe, but I think we've already established that.

PS: I fixed your shit grammar.
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hahaha thats it....i wanna be a pretend manual driver u got me dewd. i even pretend to press a clutch when i change gears....does this make u feel better! thanx for letting me know how to drive my car and not to change gears cuz i dont have a m/t

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Any time, pal.
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Actually this is an edit to my original post since NSPE92 is actually the one with his ovaries in a twist.
My God what crawled up his ass?

N8dawg, great restraint shown mate

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