Archived Illuminated ///M 5 Speed Gear Knob

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Genuine BMW Leather 5 Speed Illuminated ///M Gear Knob, in good condition and fully working order. A nice upgrade from the standard knob and looks great at night.





Recently purchased a new one so I no longer need this, more pics available if needed.

Looking for £30 posted.
 

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Am thinking of getting a new one myself, are they about £60 ?
 

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Mine got a bit dirty at the front where your palm rests tried cleaning, it, is it a common problem, any info on cleaning would be helpful, have tried a leather cleaner didn't make any difference


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I suppose I will need a new one ?


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g8jka said:
You can try liquid leather, give it a clean and then dab the dye on where the worn patches are.
Its still black but no shine
i was thinking about applying the shine coat,
but as mark said
I feel a new knob coming on :D
 
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Don't bother with the m one.

Get a storm motorwerks one with matching handbrake handle.

Much better.

Ps don't forget the cig lighter plug too.
 

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Boysie said:
g8jka said:
You can try liquid leather, give it a clean and then dab the dye on where the worn patches are.
Its still black but no shine
i was thinking about applying the shine coat,
but as mark said
I feel a new knob coming on :D
They only shine when they are worn, I brought a brand new one last week which is why I sold the other one and it is not shiny at all its a matt finish.

Here is the new one fitted





I think the nappa leather on the ///M seats would have also come out of the factory with a matt finish. A lot of leather is like this and it goes shiny over time. Using a good leather cleaner like gliptone brings back the matt finish, or it certainly has on mine in the past and got rid of the shine :D
 

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[/quote]They only shine when they are worn, I brought a brand new one last week which is why I sold the other one and it is not shiny at all its a matt finish.
Here is the new one fitted
I think the nappa leather on the ///M seats would have also come out of the factory with a matt finish. A lot of leather is like this and it goes shiny over time. Using a good leather cleaner like gliptone brings back the matt finish, or it certainly has on mine in the past and got rid of the shine :D[/quote]

That is true when my leatherman re covered my centre armrest
i said its matt and he said thats how it should be when new
I assuming the seats also


Mind you the front of the gear knob is shiny i dont touch that
 

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Just checked the gear knob and its the reverse
the bit thats worn is dull and the rest of it is shiny :-\
I will try and take a picture
 
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