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gear knob lights

Post by peter2b » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 18:26

do all z3s have a light In the gear knob? mine is a m type 5 speed but has some big scratches on the top and no light so I want to change it seen one on flee bay that has a led in it that looks nice
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Re: gear knob lights

Post by Brian H » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 19:00

No they don't all have lights, the wiring should be there if you wish to connect one though.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by peter2b » Tue 25 Aug, 2015 20:09

thanks , I will have a look this weekend
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Re: gear knob lights

Post by Mike Fishwick » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 10:54

Just the thing for Americans, who do not know where the next gear is . . . .
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Re: gear knob lights

Post by c_w » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 19:51

Only the Z3M one lights up. The M gearknob in the non-M Z3s, part of the Mtech pack, doesn't light up.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by johnz3 » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 19:56

The one in my 2003 3.0i sport lights up.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by T48 TRE » Sun 30 Aug, 2015 16:13

The one in my 2.2 lights up, part of the Msport setup i suppose.
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Re: gear knob lights

Post by thompy93 » Mon 31 Aug, 2015 21:24

Brian H wrote:No they don't all have lights, the wiring should be there if you wish to connect one though.
Does that mean Non-m Z's got the wiring? Forgot to check when i changed the gaiter.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by Brian H » Mon 31 Aug, 2015 22:00

thompy93 wrote:
Brian H wrote:No they don't all have lights, the wiring should be there if you wish to connect one though.
Does that mean Non-m Z's got the wiring? Forgot to check when i changed the gaiter.
Yes it does, be careful when connecting it up, if you short the connection it blows the rheostat in the light switch.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by peter2b » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 18:16

just had a look under the gear stick cover the only wires there are for the windows no spare connections for the knob light ( no sniggers) any way the new one looks much better then the old one, I think some one tried to prise the top out leaving it with crazing in the plastic
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Re: gear knob lights

Post by Robert T » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 22:05

There are lots of spare wires under there, including for a telephone kit, OBC, heated seats, etc. The loom is behind the heater controls and any spare connectors may well be folder back and taped to the loom itself, rather than floating about near the gear lever.

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Re: gear knob lights

Post by peter2b » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 15:19

Cheers only looked towards the back not the front I will have another look tonight
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