Objective: 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