In Reply to: Evo lighted shift knob posted by Scott on December 21, 2000 at 21:39:40:
The harness that the euro-only illuminated shift knob plugs into is buried deep within your dash. Getting to it requires you remove the entire dash to untape, and unravel it out.
Try this; your rear ashtray has a light going to it. Who NEEDS a lit rear ashtray? Plus, smoking is not allowed in my car. Re-route the bulb and wiring assembly back through the center column, until it reaches your shift column cavity. Also, replace the tiny bulb, with the slightly larger and much-brighter US-spec equivalent bulb. It looks 100% better- and your lighted shifter will also have dimming capability too.
Hope This Helps,
ASE-II BMW Master Technician II
Has anyone installed an evo lighted shift knob? If you have, where did you find the plug that connects to knob (is it buried somewhere)? The E-30 M3 CD manual has it right near the backup light connector but on my '91 M3, there is nothing near that plug that would connect to the shift knob. Do I need to splice anything or purchase a harness?