BMW E39 5-Series Shift Knob Replacement

Shift KnobObjective:  This article will detail the replacement of the manual shift knob found in a BMW E39 5-series.  A video of wiring an M5 shift knob is embedded at the bottom, as well as wiring an M shift knob into a non-M BMW.

Applicable Vehicles:  1997-2003 BMW E39 5-series:  523i, 525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5.

Parts Required:  Shift knob.  Note:  M5’s have illuminated shift knobs, and will use one of these part numbers, depending on production date: Continue reading