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Kewl X5 05-15-2006 01:04 AM

Latest mod on the E46 M3
 
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Last year, Terry aka TLP from M3 Forums figured out how to retrofit the M5/M6 SMG shift knob on a E46 M3 SMG. The shift knob that comes with the M3 SMG really looks like it belongs on a toy car IMHO. Nevertheless, the M5/M6 shift knob also is illuminated.

TLP's original post with info re: connectors, etc.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=83712

Vrooom's post with more detailed instructions:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...smg+shift+knob

Anyhow, finally did it this past week.....:thumbup:

PersonaNonGrata 05-15-2006 03:49 AM

That's really kewl! I like it. Did you DIY?

Kewl X5 05-15-2006 02:12 PM

I was able to take apart the stick shift knob off and remove the housing (very easy to do, just don't try to hit yourself in the face when removing the shift knob). I had a friend with better mechanical skills to glue the plastic ring at the base of the leather boot on M5 Shift knob and he helped with putting in clean T-taps on the +12V and ground wires from the SMG speedshift selector switch.

Really no different from hardwiring the V1 in the BMW.

Thanks for the compliment.

Next mod is DICE or IceLink Plus.....(I need more time from work)

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Originally Posted by PersonaNonGrata
That's really kewl! I like it. Did you DIY?


NOC 05-15-2006 05:36 PM

Looks 1million times better, :thumbup: nice mod.

vinuneuro 05-15-2006 07:29 PM

Looks MUCH better :thumbup:.


btw, I love that Cinnamon interior..which models was it offerred on?

Kewl X5 05-15-2006 07:49 PM

In the U.S., only the E46 M3 Coupe and Cabriolet had the option of Cinnamon leather. Just to let you know, we got Carbon Black as the exterior color.

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Originally Posted by vinuneuro
Looks MUCH better :thumbup:.


btw, I love that Cinnamon interior..which models was it offerred on?


vinuneuro 05-15-2006 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Kewl X5
In the U.S., only the E46 M3 Coupe and Cabriolet had the option of Cinnamon leather. Just to let you know, we got Carbon Black as the exterior color.

:drool:

Kewl X5 05-16-2006 01:57 PM

Thanks for the compliment. I know [email protected] got another Carbon Black X5 to replace the one that was totaled.

I think someone in Europe did get a Carbon Black X5 with cinnamon interior.:)

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Originally Posted by vinuneuro
:drool:


NOC 05-16-2006 02:23 PM

Yes you are right...I remember seeing that X5 and drooling over the interior.

http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...-2006-036.jpg?
http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...-2006-028.jpg?
http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...-2006-035.jpg?

vinuneuro 05-17-2006 01:06 AM

So how long are you planning on keeping the M3 for ;) ?


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