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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

Is that shift knob from an automatic? It looks like the shift lock button is on the front. Other than that, it fits nicely, but loses some of the "spaceball" look.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (I Roll)

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Is that shift knob from an automatic? It looks like the shift lock button is on the front. Other than that, it fits nicely, but loses some of the "spaceball" look.

Yes ,it is from an automatic transmission,I have made a connection to Comfort-Sport-Advanced buttons.
Every ti,me I press the button on the knob,the mode changes to Comfort-Sport-Advanced.Practical
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

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Yes ,it is from an automatic transmission,I have made a connection to Comfort-Sport-Advanced buttons.
Every ti,me I press the button on the knob,the mode changes to Comfort-Sport-Advanced.Practical

very cool concept, but don't you have problems accidently hitting the button when shifting hard to 2nd or 4th? I can just imagine screaming into a corner in advanced, blipping the throttle to downshift to 2nd, clutch out just as you hit the apex and... suddenly realizing you are now in comfort mode.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

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Yes ,it is from an automatic transmission,I have made a connection to Comfort-Sport-Advanced buttons.
Every ti,me I press the button on the knob,the mode changes to Comfort-Sport-Advanced.Practical

Does it activate the 90 second turbo "overboost" mode to 2bar as well?
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (vizwiz)

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very cool concept, but don't you have problems accidently hitting the button when shifting hard to 2nd or 4th? I can just imagine screaming into a corner in advanced, blipping the throttle to downshift to 2nd, clutch out just as you hit the apex and... suddenly realizing you are now in comfort mode.

Actually no,because the button is a little under you hitting position.When you hit the knob from 3 to 4,you generally use the upper side,I hope I won't have similar problem in the future!
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

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Yes ,it is from an automatic transmission,I have made a connection to Comfort-Sport-Advanced buttons.
Every ti,me I press the button on the knob,the mode changes to Comfort-Sport-Advanced.Practical

That's friggin great!

I've always wanted to work out some switch on the back side of the steering wheel . . . kinda like the NAV controls but on the left side. I think that's the ideal location for the 4C buttons. In that location you can make changes with a high degree of accuracy while under spirited driving conditions, and it's also a location that would prevent accidental changes.

Anyways, nice work.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

Looks cool. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
How does it perform? (shift wise not 4C selection)
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

Nice job! Can you give details on how you setup the button to the mode buttons?
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. ([email protected])

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Nice job! Can you give details on how you setup the button to the mode buttons?

I took out the original knob,and bought an E90 automatic transmission knob.On the BMW there is a leather part under the knob so I produced a rubber cap for the bottom of the knob to prevent ugly look of the edges.

I dissassambled the aluminium part and the button from the knob.

The knob already fit it's place tight but to make it more strong,I drilled a hole through the BMW knob and my gear stick.

From this hole I inserted a metal pin to stabilize the knob.

After this the knob fitted very very strong.

For the button,I made a connection from the active chassis circuit to the gear stick.I made an electric circuit to delay the time when I hit the button.This prevents to make changes when accidentaly press the button.e.g.when you hit from 3 to 4 gear.

When I hold the button 3 seconds it changes to Sport,again 3 seconds to Advanced.I can make longer time up to 10 seconds.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

"Check out the big brain on Brad!"

What did you use for the red inlay on the shift pattern?

BTW, I can't believe you have the technological ability to complete this mod, but you don't have access to a decent digital camera. Come on, bro. Get us some high resolution pics!!!
 

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the button thing is cool. i like smaller ball style knobs....but the button is sweet.

i hate having to use the buttons on the dash. they shoudl ahve put them on the steering wheel or on the shifter...

VERY nice creative touch!!
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (steamboatsig)

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"Check out the big brain on Brad!"

What did you use for the red inlay on the shift pattern?

BTW, I can't believe you have the technological ability to complete this mod, but you don't have access to a decent digital camera. Come on, bro. Get us some high resolution pics!!!

Tomorrow I will post good pictures,these low resolution pictures were taken just after completed the mod.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (steamboatsig)

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BTW, I can't believe you have the technological ability to complete this mod, but you don't have access to a decent digital camera. Come on, bro. Get us some high resolution pics!!!

Hey, at least it's a 1MP camera phone.
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

Well done lad...great mod!
 

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Re: Installed an E90 shift Knob. (xenophobic)

xenophobic,

Just curious - did you replace the black surround under the aluminum ring with one from a T-5 (to get rid of the aweful eyesore that is the shift map) or did you paint yours? How hard is it to get that piece off to replace it?

Funny, I was just thinking about how annoying and potentially dangerous it is to reach out to press the buttons when entering into a corner at speed. C'mon Volvo - safety first!!!

- Tryg
 
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