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      02-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Shift knob stuck!

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I put an oem bmw shift knob on my car about 5 months ago along with a new alcantara boot. I wanted to change the knob today and it won't come off! I pulled so hard I thought I pulled a back muscle!!!! Anyone had this issue? anyway to get this thing off with out destroying it? Its literally stuck on there...

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      02-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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did you undo the clips on the boot first?? i know the knob takes some muscle to pull off
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      02-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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did you undo the clips on the boot first?? i know the knob takes some muscle to pull off
Just the knob. Boot is not attached. I'm about ready to take a hack saw to it! F'n thing won't come off.
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Do couple push-ups and try again.
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      02-22-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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Do couple push-ups and try again.
Lol need some hgh.. Or something. A grown ass man should be able to pull shit off there. I had to take a break from trying maybe tomorrow?
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Lol need some hgh.. Or something. A grown ass man should be able to pull shit off there. I had to take a break from trying maybe tomorrow?
Lol
I also had a problem pulling it out. It took two hands and a strong pull
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      02-22-2013, 11:55 PM   #8
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Lol need some hgh.. Or something. A grown ass man should be able to pull shit off there. I had to take a break from trying maybe tomorrow?
Lol
I also had a problem pulling it out. It took two hands and a strong pull
Going with a saw.... This sucks
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      02-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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Put it in second gear. A jerking motion rather than just a constant pull. That should do it
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Lol
I also had a problem pulling it out. It took two hands and a strong pull
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Put it in second gear. A jerking motion rather than just a constant pull. That should do it
you two are funny!
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Try pulling on the knob with your other hand?
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Try pulling on the knob with your other hand?
Like a left hand reverse? Should I sit on my hand and numb it first? I took a hack saw to it this morning... New bmw performance knob installed!
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Put it in 2nd gear and straddle the console if you have to.
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      02-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #15
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Try pulling on the knob with your other hand?
Getting a little strange?
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My god.... this is what it took to get that damn thing off of there!! Photo added up top.

ridiculous
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That's crazy!
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That's crazy!
Sawed the top half way off and it still wasn't coming off...
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Sawed the top half way off and it still wasn't coming off...
Never heard of a knob being that stubborn.
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I switched my out aswell. But had to drill a hole or the led circuit board so it stays lit at night. Very nice mod I'd say
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I switched my out aswell. But had to drill a hole or the led circuit board so it stays lit at night. Very nice mod I'd say
I put the bmw performance shift knob on. Its way shorter than the stock one. Maybe too short? Hand kinda bumps into the console while shifting.
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I always hate taking off the shift knobs for this exact reason.
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