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Anyone replace their factory automatic shift knob? There are a TON of manual ones but has anyone replaced their auto?
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (slowrey)

Any Auto Knob with a button should be a direct replacement ... the reason I think you don't see it more I think, is because many that are offered may NOT be an improvement, but moreover, just a change.<p>I have rigged a manual only shift knob to work on a pushbutton style shifter ... it involved a piece of PVC pipe and a couple of set screws. You had to push down on the entire knob to be able to shift from park to another gear. I am sure I could make the same system work on the R, but how disconcerning would a "floating" knob be while using the geartronic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> ?
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (slowrey)

Momo makes one:<p><IMG SRC="http://sportscar-parts.com/graphics/00000001/MMAutomaticSK.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (frankhoffy)

I love that shifter. The only bad thing is that it is all metal. Very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (MASH)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MASH</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I love that shifter. The only bad thing is that it is all metal. Very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That one in the lower right corner is leather.
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (slowrey)

I hace installed an BMW stick instead of space ball knob.And connected the buttuon to the active chassis buttons with a 2 seconds delaying circuit.When I hold the button for 2 seconds,it changes to sport-advanced-comfort.<p>The aluminium finish perfect matched with R's finish.<p><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/1365/310320062tv.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (xenophobic)

Can you show us what you used to make the circuit. I'm sure there will be many of us who would love to move the buttons to another location.<br>What you did with your knob is a very trick idea. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (xenophobic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xenophobic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hace installed an BMW stick instead of space ball knob.And connected the buttuon to the active chassis buttons with a 2 seconds delaying circuit.When I hold the button for 2 seconds,it changes to sport-advanced-comfort.<p>The aluminium finish perfect matched with R's finish.<p><br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/1365/310320062tv.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would this fit on an Automatic?
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (slowrey)

IMO possible!Maybe a little mod can be necessary....not sure<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>slowrey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Would this fit on an Automatic?</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (xenophobic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can you show us what you used to make the circuit. I'm sure there will be many of us who would love to move the buttons to another location.<br>What you did with your knob is a very trick idea. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would love to know how you did it too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (blot)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I would love to know how you did it too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let me give a few days,I will disassamble the system,the space ball and etc.will post pictures than.<p>NOTE:I made all the installation but the delaying electrical circuit is made by a technician who works in a TV repairing service.My electronic knowledge didn't let me to made the circuit.
 

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Re: Automatic GT Shift Knob Replacement? (xenophobic)

Just like to check if the BMW shift knob that you got came with the part circled in red as well?<p><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/1c28aa89.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Also, any chance of telling us how you wired up the shifter to the 4C buttons?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just like to check if the BMW shift knob that you got came with the part circled in red as well?<p><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/1c28aa89.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Also, any chance of telling us how you wired up the shifter to the 4C buttons?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That part in red circle is from a JSV shift knob.The color tone of the material exact matched the stock one so I used it.<p>I drilled a hole on the bottom space ball where the the knob touches.Then I connected the wire to the four-c circuit by taking it thorugh the back of audio and climate unit.
 
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