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Posted by dudel on August 27, 2001 at 13:22:29:

In Reply to: Another shift knob removal Q. I did search the posted by Eric on August 27, 2001 at 10:28:00:

Just keep pulling. Don't give yourself a black eye (seen it happen). Can't mess up the linkage, all stess is being taken by the shifter console arm and the shifter ball; not by the linkage. At the far end of the linkage is the BOAC. It forms a hinge that allows the linkage to pivot upwards. No stress.


archives. This is a manual shift knob on a '93. I've seen some say it pulls off fairly easily, and others say gotta really tug hard. Well, over the weekend I tried pulling mine off and I swear it's not budging. My fear is that I am going to screw up the linkage underneath the console or something like that. How hard should it be pulled? Any real concern of damage? I've considered splitting it up the side with a dremel and then spreading the slit to ease the removal. Any feedback appreciated!

'93 525iM

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