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    warm gearstick

    Hi, been out in the car off and on most of the day and parked it up for approx 45-1hr tonight, got back in and when driving it the silver ring just below the gear knob felt warm compared to the rest of the car, drove home ok and put it in the garage, noticed the torch area felt a little warm but am guessing that is heat soak form the engine ? any one had a similar experience or am I going mad?
    no smells or anything and the heater was set at 16 degrees.

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    been ok ever since

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    There's a piece of foam padding underneath the gaiter, if that's allowing air through from the outside, then the hot air could be traveling up towards the gear knob and warming up that silver ring. Try reseating it.

    I was fitting a short shifter to my E46 and had removed the foam padding and gaitor then had to drive the car before I could fit it all back together - There was a TON of heat coming from engine and gearbox that comes up into the car, so I can imagine if the foam has moved, it'll allow that heat up.

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