Holy crap, mine doesn't want to come off. Swinging off it with both arms hasn't moved the effer. Is there some kind of trick? I did notice there appears to be some packing material at the taper point, just looks like rough material. As I'm looking to replace the knob I could always go destructive to get it off, but I'd rather do it right. I was pleased to find the wiring for an illuminated knob though. I love that BMW looms have lots of just-in-case connections!