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      02-18-2020, 02:55 PM   #133
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Already ordered the crystal shift knob, will take at least a month to get here, is a test since no one on my local dealer really knows if it's going to work or not, but I pulled the trigger anyway. I spoke with Braman BMW in Miami and they told me it works, so I took their word, but I'm in Costa Rica so I ordered from my local dealer not from Braman
Did you buy it aftermarket ? Is that possible ? My X5 will come with the standard shifter that I don't really like either but I don't like the price of the crystal option... Overpriced to me...
So if there is a nice and reasonnably priced aftermarket option, specially with leather ... why not Thanks !
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      02-18-2020, 03:58 PM   #134
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I would take this, over crystal gear shifter, any day of the week:
This is cool but no way am I putting an M shifter in a non-M. The redundancy of the shift speed buttons would irritate me immensely.
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      02-18-2020, 05:59 PM   #135
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Already ordered the crystal shift knob, will take at least a month to get here, is a test since no one on my local dealer really knows if it's going to work or not, but I pulled the trigger anyway. I spoke with Braman BMW in Miami and they told me it works, so I took their word, but I'm in Costa Rica so I ordered from my local dealer not from Braman
Did you buy it aftermarket ? Is that possible ? My X5 will come with the standard shifter that I don't really like either but I don't like the price of the crystal option... Overpriced to me...
So if there is a nice and reasonnably priced aftermarket option, specially with leather ... why not Thanks !
It's OEM don't have the price yet since it's a test and depends if it fits or not
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      02-18-2020, 07:37 PM   #136
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you all are awfully brave to mess around with your brand new cars with parts like that...
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      02-18-2020, 08:59 PM   #137
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you all are awfully brave to mess around with your brand new cars with parts like that...
if you are referring to me, the part I ordered is 100% BMW original, my dealer accepted to import 1 crystal shift knob as a test, if it works, I have to buy it, if not, they will keep it, so there's no risk involved on this deal for me and for my car.
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      02-18-2020, 09:14 PM   #138
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oh that's very cool of them to do that... I myself would be very very scared to attempt anything alone. I hope it works out for you!
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oh that's very cool of them to do that... I myself would be very very scared to attempt anything alone. I hope it works out for you!
Will post the results once the part arrives in about a month
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oh that's very cool of them to do that... I myself would be very very scared to attempt anything alone. I hope it works out for you!
I am finding there are lot of courageous individuals out there intent on "improving" their vehicle.

My preference is to leave well enough alone.
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      02-19-2020, 09:53 AM   #141
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I am finding there are lot of courageous individuals out there intent on "improving" their vehicle.

My preference is to leave well enough alone.
right lol every time i get in and carplay doesnt work right or acts up or something else isnt right I get anxious. I wouldn't ever have the courage to mess with any oem part or mods. at worst I'd wait out the lease and get the feature on the next build...
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      02-22-2020, 11:52 AM   #142
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I hope to be able to have the glass shifter installed when my car arrives at the dealer. Iíve got a build date of March 9. My dealer says that once a vin has been assigned they will be able to order the part, but after reading through the posts above I wonder if this is actually true.
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      02-22-2020, 11:55 AM   #143
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I hope to be able to have the glass shifter installed when my car arrives at the dealer. Iíve got a build date of March 9. My dealer says that once a vin has been assigned they will be able to order the part, but after reading through the posts above I wonder if this is actually true.
If you don't have a VIN yet then you can just change your build and have the factory install it. That would be the easiest, and perhaps the least expensive, way to get the glass controls.
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I would take this, over crystal gear shifter, any day of the week:
Putting this in a non-M car is like sticking a M logo at the back of the car.... nah, not for me.
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TurtleBoy, I selected ametrin metallic for the color (I hope I like it as Iíve seen different shades in different lighting) and somehow that affected the cutoff for changes. Iím sure it would be much cheaper to add it during the build. When I get an actual price for retrofit, I may just stay with whatís on the vehicle. Regardless, I know Iíll love the car. I have a 2014x5x35i, and itís terrific, but I really like the 2019 redesign.
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      02-22-2020, 08:30 PM   #146
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TurtleBoy, I selected ametrin metallic for the color (I hope I like it as Iíve seen different shades in different lighting) and somehow that affected the cutoff for changes. Iím sure it would be much cheaper to add it during the build. When I get an actual price for retrofit, I may just stay with whatís on the vehicle. Regardless, I know Iíll love the car. I have a 2014x5x35i, and itís terrific, but I really like the 2019 redesign.
Okay, that makes sense. Some individual options prevent changes from being made to the order sooner than non-individual orders. I'm leaning towards Ametrin for our next one, I would think you are going to love it. Good luck with it!
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