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  • How to secure shift new OEM shift knob (it's turning under load)

    Hi, I'm new here. I've recently swapped an E46 6-speed into my 98 M3, and used an OEM illuminated shift knob from a newer M3. The shift knob feels very snug, but it will twist on the shifter sometimes.

    I've thought about wrapping some Gorilla tape around the shift to tighten up the fit. Does anyone have another idea?

    Here is a photo of the knob in question. I can't recall which M3 it's from, I bought it a while ago (not ZHP, maybe F80).
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    Last edited by Keda; 06-19-2020, 12:52 PM.

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    It’s not fully seated. A new knob is quite hard to secure and they turn when installed imcorrectly.

    Hit it harder.

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    • #3
      Thanks. I’ll try the brute force approach and try to get this seated fully.

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      • #4
        Yeah, you've really gotta slam that thing on.
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        • #5
          If you can pull it off without treating yourself to a haymaker uppercut, it was not seated properly.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MParallel View Post
            If you can pull it off without treating yourself to a haymaker uppercut, it was not seated properly.
            Haha! So true.
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