In Reply to: URGENT please help shifter trouble!! posted by IS fast on April 17, 2002 at 20:41:15:
The shifter snaps into the nylon cup that is bayoneted into the carrier. You can remove the nylon cup by using the tabbed removal tool or you can rotate the cup using two crossed screwdrivers.
Or, you could just pull up on the lever till it pops out. This will not ruin the cup, but you should replace it anyway. $1.50.
http://www.neilwerke.com - SS install
I'm replacing the shifter (or trying as the case may be) in my 91 318 IS I need to know if there is a trick to getting the shifter out. i've been trying to figure it out and either i'm just blind or there is somthing i can't see stopping me. i have pulled the linkage off the bottom of the shifter, and judging from the new assembly there are no other retaining devices or anything that would restrict removal. I'm at a loss i have no manual and am relying on logic here so any help would be greatly greatly appreciated. And teh reason it's so Urgent is because this is the car i have to drive to work in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!