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      08-17-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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Got an upgraded gear selector... for FREE!

Just thought I'd share this with you all since no one else I know gets my excitement over this

Took my car in for a check engine light, they replaced the O2 sensor. Well when they went to reprogram the car, they got an error about the gear selector being incorrect and they could not finish reprogramming, so they had to order a replacement.

I think the reason for this is because I coded my 320 to have the 2TB Sport Automatic function, so when they tried to reprogram the car, I guess the computer found that the gear selector did not match the transmission setup?

Idk, that's what I gathered from the notes on the work order. I didn't want to question them about it since everything was covered under warranty.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the look and feel of my new gear selector
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      08-17-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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What did it look like before?
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      08-17-2017, 02:02 PM   #3
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I'm going to guess it was the more boxy one with a smaller "P" button. Congrats on the upgrade!
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      08-17-2017, 02:19 PM   #4
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Nice! I didn't even know there was a more bare bones selector than this.
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      08-17-2017, 02:20 PM   #5
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Me too. But congratulations.
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      08-17-2017, 05:45 PM   #6
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Elite, you are correct.

The one I had before was the basic Steptronic gear selector. All plastic, narrower, and no leather backing/boot.

This one is the 2TB Sport Automatic selector, which has the nappa leather and is wider, for better grip I guess.

The sport shifter usually comes with cars equipped with the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
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Congrats. They basically completed your 2tb (minus the padels) retrofit for free. Score!
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      08-17-2017, 06:50 PM   #8
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Nice win!

That's too funny though, can't believe they didn't know it was coded?!?
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      08-17-2017, 06:52 PM   #9
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Yooooooo. That's lit af
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      08-17-2017, 06:55 PM   #10
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Nice win!

That's too funny though, can't believe they didn't know it was coded?!?
Ikr. I'm wondering if I should do this....
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      08-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #11
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Congrats. They basically completed your 2tb (minus the padels) retrofit for free. Score!
Seriously! If only they had mistakenly swapped out the steering wheel for an M-Sport...
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      08-17-2017, 07:17 PM   #12
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Nice win!

That's too funny though, can't believe they didn't know it was coded?!?
I know! I was so surprised when I got back in my car and saw the new shifter. But hey, I took it and ran with it!
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      08-18-2017, 09:33 AM   #13
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My 2016 330e msport came with the regular shifter, the one on the left in the picture -- 2TE.
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They installed the wrong transmission, wheres the 6MT?
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      08-18-2017, 03:38 PM   #15
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nice, yeah that gear selector comes standard on all 328's and above now since the 'sport auto' is standard now and that shifter is part of the sport auto as well as paddle shifters and sport+ mode. I think the 320's still just get the old shifter and yeah, I didn't like mine in my 320 because you can't really rest your hand on it. The one you now have looks a lot nicer too
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Congrats!

The SAT selector looks much better.
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Nice upgrade, the quality of the SAT shifter alone is worth the option price.
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I would hate to see retail price on that upgrade..
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I would hate to see retail price on that upgrade..
Not sure what the price is on a brand new shifter, but used ones on eBay go for around $250-300.

I thought about it before, but I have just a few months left on my lease, so wasnt worth it. But Im glad I get to enjoy it while I can
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Not sure what the price is on a brand new shifter, but used ones on eBay go for around $250-300.

I thought about it before, but I have just a few months left on my lease, so wasnt worth it. But Im glad I get to enjoy it while I can
can you post a link to that ebay product I am interested in buying one..
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can you post a link to that ebay product I am interested in buying one..
Heres a pretty cheap one, not sure what kind of condition its in...

http://m.ebay.com/itm/12-16-BMW-F30-...%257Ciid%253A1

Just search bmw f30 sport shifter or something along those lines. Use different keywords and Im sure youll find something.
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