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  DIY - M5 SMG Shift Knob Wiring Retrofit Kit
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02-18-2009
DIY - M5 SMG Shift Knob Wiring Retrofit Kit
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based on ironic's initial design

DISCLAIMER
It's your car, not mine....
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By schulrog on 05-01-2010, 04:14 AM
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ask and you shall receive

http://www.aftermarketbulbsshop.com/...p/bmw-sh-r.htm

Completely Plug N Play. Ability to easily adjust and fine-tune the brightness of the shifter R, N, D LEDs (otherwise they are blindingly bright). Also, the wiring harness fits perfectly inside the base plate and conforms to the shape so wires aren't hanging around or get snagged in the mechanical shifting process.

Enjoy
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By phattbam on 05-03-2010, 11:55 AM
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pretty cool deal.
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By derek1822 on 05-14-2010, 12:01 AM
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shifting gears

Does it really mod to a M5,, i mean the way it shows on the nod, shifting left is N and R, the +/- now not on left side??
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By phattbam on 05-14-2010, 05:14 PM
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Does it really mod to a M5,, i mean the way it shows on the nod, shifting left is N and R, the +/- now not on left side??
no it's just the lights that light up when you're in those modes. Like if you're in D/S mode it'll light up even if it appears on the other side of the shift pattern.
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By Perfectus on 12-11-2010, 07:03 AM
Anyone having any issues or regretting getting this knob? Anyone worried that someone else might accidentally put the car in reverse or park, since the button doesn't need to be engaged anymore?

thanks!
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  #115  
By rossopixel on 02-02-2011, 08:07 AM
Hello,

Can I use this guide for bmw e60 years 2005/02 Steptronic ?

Thanks for the answers
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By rossopixel on 02-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Hello,

Can I use this guide for bmw e60 years 2005/02 Steptronic ?

Thanks for the answers
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By Andy M on 02-06-2011, 03:23 AM
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Just an update for this thread (following up with wmandra's post), I just did this mod for my 2009 BMW 335 (E90 LCI).

Here's the wiring diagram:
(B = Blue; W = White; M = M3 DCT)

B1 --- M8
B2 --- M2
B3 --- M1
*B4, B6 --- M6, M7, M9*
B5 --- NOT USED

W1 --- NOT USED
W2 --- NOT USED
W3 --- M3
W4 --- M4
W5 --- M5


NOTE: easiest way for B4 and B6 is to first splice those two together, then splice them to a single point splitting up into 3 wires. Those wires will then feed into M6, M7, and M9.
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By Andy M on 02-06-2011, 03:30 AM
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Anyone having any issues or regretting getting this knob? Anyone worried that someone else might accidentally put the car in reverse or park, since the button doesn't need to be engaged anymore?

thanks!
Not worried at all. In all new cars (which includes the E9X's), if you're driving and you accidentally put the lever into R, it will just disengage the drive shaft (i.e. R will act like N). So you're ok.
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By Thyrus on 02-22-2011, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy M View Post
Just an update for this thread (following up with wmandra's post), I just did this mod for my 2009 BMW 335 (E90 LCI).

Here's the wiring diagram:
(B = Blue; W = White; M = M3 DCT)

B1 --- M8
B2 --- M2
B3 --- M1
*B4, B6 --- M6, M7, M9*
B5 --- NOT USED

W1 --- NOT USED
W2 --- NOT USED
W3 --- M3
W4 --- M4
W5 --- M5


NOTE: easiest way for B4 and B6 is to first splice those two together, then splice them to a single point splitting up into 3 wires. Those wires will then feed into M6, M7, and M9.
Hi Andy,

Quick question - would anyone happen to know the Part Number for the 10-pin connector to connect to the M3 DKG Knob connector (lots of connectors in the sentence, but you get my drift i hope)? Also, would you happen to know if i dont want to bother with the modes itself, and only need the illumination, do I only need M1 and M2 or M1,M2 and M8?

Cheers
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By Thyrus on 02-24-2011, 07:14 AM
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Here is my feedback - M3 Shifter in Alpina B3 Biturbo



Adapting the M3 Shifter and boot:

I havent connected the lighting yet, so these are preliminary pics of the basic installation. I have started by adapting the M3 shifter by cutting of the M3 shiftboot, and then "peeled" the M3 knob through the standard OEM steptronic boot - fastened with cable ties and done.






Install:

Very simple - the attached boot slots right into the plate from the automatic gearbox


Then did a little testdrive to check all is working as it should - and I am quite happy with it so far...

Side View



PassengerSide


In Neutral


In Park Mode


In Manual Mode



Summary

I really like it, didnt think it would come out this well. The black face of the shifter also works quite nicely with the highgloss black interior of my Alpina B3. Since this shifter was used and is a little scratched, I am now contemplating whether to go for the real deal and do it properly with a new shifter and the full installation including wiring.
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  #121  
By Andy M on 03-16-2011, 02:54 AM
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Hi Andy,

Quick question - would anyone happen to know the Part Number for the 10-pin connector to connect to the M3 DKG Knob connector (lots of connectors in the sentence, but you get my drift i hope)? Also, would you happen to know if i dont want to bother with the modes itself, and only need the illumination, do I only need M1 and M2 or M1,M2 and M8?

Cheers
Sorry, no part number for the 10-pin connector. It came with the shifter knob. I just used electrical tape for my connections.

And I would assume you need M1, M2, and M8.
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  #122  
By BRGmatthew on 04-23-2011, 02:31 AM
I dont have a power connector where it show in the picture. So i have 3 pins and a connecter sitting and chilling unplugged, just wondering what to do.
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By Thyrus on 06-09-2011, 08:35 AM
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here are some screenshots if anyone needs them now that I got the complete kit from Motivemods.com for the M3 shifter...sorry for the pics, no real cam available.







I may disconnect the panel LEDs in the future, not sure yet...
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By yakev724 on 07-05-2011, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Thyrus View Post
Hi Andy,

Quick question - would anyone happen to know the Part Number for the 10-pin connector to connect to the M3 DKG Knob connector (lots of connectors in the sentence, but you get my drift i hope)? Also, would you happen to know if i dont want to bother with the modes itself, and only need the illumination, do I only need M1 and M2 or M1,M2 and M8?

Cheers
+1 looking for this as well before ordering my pins/wires. Might just have to pop open the male connector and shrink-tube individual wire connections and zip-tie the bundle together. Here's a photo of the 10-pin male connector from the knob:

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  #125  
By give_me_7 on 03-10-2012, 11:53 PM
Will this work with an M3 SMG console...

Does anyone have this setup. Thank you.
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  #126  
By give_me_7 on 03-10-2012, 11:55 PM
With an M3 SMG console.
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  #127  
By Jed Peters on 03-11-2012, 02:09 PM
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If anyone's looking for an easy fix, plug 'n play....I've got this available for sale.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...1#post11522201
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  #128  
By memphisstylee on 03-18-2012, 01:51 AM
Ok, so I just did this mod and eliminated the stock PRND indicator but I have a question. What can I do/add to adjust or lower the brightness of the LED's on the M3 knob but only at night?
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By hiter202 on 04-30-2012, 11:20 AM
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is anyone willing to shell me their knob? please let me know, i missed out on the one thats above and it sold please let me know guys. Motive is WAY out of my price range.
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  #130  
By dkha01 on 06-04-2012, 09:21 AM
i just installed this knob, and D/S mode isnt working for me, was wondering if anyone else is having this problem.
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By Pe90X on 06-30-2012, 11:12 AM
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quick question. How did you all keep the knob stationary on our oem gear selector. mine fits like a charm but the knob will just spin around and wobble a lil??
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