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      05-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Are the Pre-LCI Paddle Shifters different than LCI

i have a 2009 335i LCI, but it seems that i have PRE-LCI shifters on my car?

Sorry guys meant the Paddle Shifters!
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did you get the 6MT, 6AT or 7AT?
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They are the same. 335is DCT has a different shifter.

If we're talking MT, the M-sport shifter is different than the standard one.
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They are the same. 335is DCT has a different shifter.

If we're talking MT, the M-sport shifter is different than the standard one.
i was asking about the paddle shifters
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then there wouldn't be anything different. The only different AT shifter is the DCT, which I don't care for (shifter, not transmission), but the performance from it is amazing.
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i was asking about the paddle shifters
I think the paddle shifters were changed in late 2010 or 2011.
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Paddle shifters were changed in 2011. I've personally tried swapping the LCI into the pre-LCI and it ends up shifting up or down on its own. The pre-LCI has 3 wires per paddle... one negative, one positive, and a ground. The LCI only has 2. Didn't know WTF was going on, so I traded it for an X5 and now I feel like I drive around a pig.

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Paddle shifters were changed in 2011. I've personally tried swapping the LCI into the pre-LCI and it ends up shifting up or down on its own. The pre-LCI has 3 wires per paddle... one negative, one positive, and a ground. The LCI only has 2. Didn't know WTF was going on, so I traded it for an X5 and now I feel like I drive around a pig.

What.
you traded a 3 for a X5 because of the paddles shifters?

PreLCI/post LCI (2011)
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^ Post LCI implies it's no longer LCI
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