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      02-25-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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On my build I opted out for this option..however I wish I would have got it..is there any suggestions or options of getting the glass controls?

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      02-25-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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Not after production. They are worth the money IMO. Takes the interior to super luxury standard.
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On my build I opted out for this option..however I wish I would have got it..is there any suggestions or options of getting the glass controls?

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Replacing the standard to glass controls is going to be excruciatingly more expensive after the fact since you'll have replace the entire shifter/iDrive control unit in the center tunnel.

Check the status of production order, if it's not status 150, Production Started, you can have your dealer modify.
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Here is what you will need assuming you have the parking assistance plus

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=61_5957

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https://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe...10-61319475063

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Gear lever:
https://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe...10-61319475056

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Volume knob

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      02-25-2019, 01:43 PM   #5
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Thanks lets see if the dealer can do it and it is worth it.
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      02-25-2019, 01:59 PM   #6
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I would have paid NOT to have the glass controls*. I think they look dated and out of place. Kind of like my Gran had a few additions to the cabin layout that she picked out from the Thrift store.

* I didn't spec them in my G05 in case you didnt guess.
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Thanks lets see if the dealer can do it and it is worth it.
You still need the iDrive controller which I could not find.


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I would have paid NOT to have the glass controls*. I think they look dated and out of place. Kind of like my Gran had a few additions to the cabin layout that she picked out from the Thrift store.

* I didn't spec them in my G05 in case you didnt guess.
I think they complete the luxury feel inside, otherwise, you get a plastic ugly deal. I wasn't aware thrift stores sold real crystal car parts To each their own
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I think they look pretty good and I'll bet they have a much nicer feel to them when you're using them. I love the way the ceramic ones feel (and look) and would have gotten them in my x5 if I could.
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Nah man. Stick with your regular shifter. Glass shifter is for volvo guys.
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Now you just need a MSport pimp cup to go in that cup to complete the set.
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Nah man. Stick with your regular shifter. Glass shifter is for volvo guys.
The Volvo one isn't as nice, BMW our Volvo'd them
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I think they look pretty good and I'll bet they have a much nicer feel to them when you're using them. I love the way the ceramic ones feel (and look) and would have gotten them in my x5 if I could.
I actually think they're less comfortable. They have sharp angles in the area where your hand rests. Much prefer the feel of the non-glass controls. I'd have preferred some leather but otherwise think it looks and feels great (even without the bling)
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I feel the shifter in the 5 series was classy and not boring. Silver and black with nice contrast lettering for the gears and good button placement at the top for Park.

With the G05, at first I felt the glass/crystal shifter was too blingy and over the top, but I was dismayed by the regular shifter which IMO was positioned at the other extreme and was too bland and looked out of place in the interior.

Not 100% happy with either, so had to pick the lesser evil of the two and I went with the crystal option. Looks cool in daylight, but looks a bit much @ night with the colored lights. The multiple X reflections give it an R-rated movie feel, lol.

Sigh! wish we had an intermediate choice.

PS: Pimp-stick, LOL sticky name!

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I actually think they're less comfortable. They have sharp angles in the area where your hand rests. Much prefer the feel of the non-glass controls. I'd have preferred some leather but otherwise think it looks and feels great (even without the bling)
Can't see how they are less comfortable... Whenever I drive my car, I touch my shifter once when I put in D and once when I put in P. That's it.

Still looks better IMHO. The non-glass "comfort" stick looks too plasticky.
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Too much disco-likeness for my style.
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I removed my wife's crystal shift knob and put a giant hurst shifter, its awesome. Added 15 horse power too.
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