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LeatherZ Modified Illuminated BMW Shift Knob
LeatherZ Modified Illuminated BMW Shift Knob Quantity in Basket: None
Code: ModifiedIlluminatedShiftKnob
Price: $215.00
Shipping Weight: 0.90 pounds
Select Primary Material:
Select Secondary Material (Leather):
Select Shift Pattern:
M 5-Speed Pattern
6-Speed w/ M stripes
6-Speed w/ M Logo (adds $115)
Select Wiring Connector (SEE NOTE BELOW):

BMW sells a wide variety of shift knobs that are made from 2 pieces. The larger "primary" piece can be either Bright Chrome (Pure chrome) or Matte Chrome (Brushed Aluminum). The smaller secondary piece of the knob is leather or Alcantara. The leather provides a good grip for your fingers while the non-leather primary portion wears better than leather. We can mix and match any combination of primary material and secondary leather for you. We've listed some combinations here, but literally anything is possible. After you choose your materials, choose your shift pattern insert. The Matte Chrome version costs an additional $35.

Ships in: 1-3 Days from Order Date

We offer the following shift pattern inserts with your shift knob

M 5 Speed Insert

6 Speed M Stripe Insert

M 6 Speed Insert

Selecting the correct wiring option

Up until 2001, BMW used a specific wiring harness on all illuminated shift knobs. Beginning in 2001 cars, BMW changed to a different connector. Please check your car prior to purchase to make sure you select the correct wiring option!

Pre-2001 Connector (without retrofit kit)

If your BMW was built prior to 2001 and has an OEM illuminated shift knob, this is the correct wiring option for you.

Pre-2001 Connector with Retrofit Kit - Add $20

If your BMW does not have an OEM illuminated shift knob, select this option. It comes with a retrofit kit to add illumination to your Shift knob.

If your car is a 2001+ car and DOES NOT HAVE an illuminated shift knob, you must order this connector!

2001+ Connector (without retrofit kit)

If your BMW was built after 2001 and has an OEM illuminated shift knob, this is the correct wiring option for you. This option does not include a retrofit kit. Please verify that your car has the smaller, white connector prior to ordering.

If your car does not have an illuminated shift knob, DO NOT ORDER THIS CONNECTOR! You must order the Pre-2001 Connector in order to retrofit an illuminated shift knob!

Why the M 6 Speed insert costs more

The Illuminated M 6 Speed Insert is difficult to get. The only way I can get this insert is to purchase a second shift knob from BMW with this particular insert. If you want to save the $115 charge, you can send me the insert from your stock shift knob and I can use it. Please call me for more details.

Additional Pictures:

Shift Knob Finishes

Matte Chrome/Custom Gray Leather

Matte Chrome/Custom Gray Leather

Bright Chrome/Black Leather

Bright Chrome/Black Leather

Bright Chrome/Black Alcantara

Bright Chrome/Black Alcantara

Available Leather Colors

Illuminated Shift Knob

Retrofit Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Primary Material made of?

The Matte or Bright Chrome finish portion of the shift knob is plastic. This is better than metal for 2 reasons. First, the shift knob is not subject to temperature changes. In the summer, a metal shift knob can get extremely hot and in the winter, it can get extremely cold. The plastic will not get hot or cold. The second advantage is the finish itself. With some of the metal shift knobs we have seen in customer cars, the finish can chip or flake off. In 5 years, we have not come across this issue with these shift knobs.

I want a shift pattern insert you do not have listed. What other inserts are available?

We offer all the inserts we can get from BMW. Some inserts will allow Illumination and some will not.

Why does the Matte Chrome Version cost more?

The Bright Chrome Versions are all plastic and are easy for me to machine.

The Matte Chrome Version is aluminum and is not cool to machine. I don't like making them and therefore charge more for them.

Why does the M 6 Speed insert cost $115 more?

The M 6 Speed insert is difficult to get. While BMW sells the other inserts on their own, they do not sell the M 6 Speed insert by itself. The only way I can get an illuminated M 6 Speed insert is to buy a second shift knob and take the insert out of it for use in the Illuminated ZHP knob. This second shift knob costs $115.

My car does not have an illuminated shift knob. Will your illuminated shift knob work?

Yes. Our Illuminated Shift Knobs are sold as a 'Complete Kit'. Please choose the Option for: 'Pre-2001 Connector with Retrofit Kit'. This includes a wiring harness as well as detailed instructions for adding illumination.

What is your return policy on shift knobs?

It depends. Some combinations are more popular than others. Because of this, we unfortunately have to handle this on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us.


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