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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

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  #132  
By Pe90X on 07-02-2012, 01:57 PM
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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??
...Easy fix i just had to firmly press it onto the shifter.. Awesome wright up thanx Allen


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  #133  
By renekr on 07-02-2012, 02:58 PM
Hello @,

I have installed the M3 SMG Knob on my E93, but i have a little Problem
When i turn off the Car in ,for ex. the Garage and i don't close the car with the remote control, only Close the Door, i see that the +,- and the Middle Point lights after a few minutes.

Is this Effect anyone known ?

Many Thanks.
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By Yoro35i on 08-08-2012, 11:31 AM
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Hello @,

I have installed the M3 SMG Knob on my E93, but i have a little Problem
When i turn off the Car in ,for ex. the Garage and i don't close the car with the remote control, only Close the Door, i see that the +,- and the Middle Point lights after a few minutes.

Is this Effect anyone known ?

Many Thanks.
Hi didn't your know have extra 3 wires than the m5 smg knob? can you let me know what you did as i am sitting on my desk lost now.
thanks
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By NJ 1161 on 09-27-2012, 03:05 PM
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Started to fit mine today. In terms of the +\ - in ds mode do these only light up when you shift up or down?.

I have all lights working but these?
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  #136  
By 305Gus on 01-27-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BRGmatthew
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.
I'm having the same problem. I have a 2009 e90 and it doesn't come with the 3 cables power connection for the green wires. What can i do? Thanks in advance!
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  #137  
By RainKing on 04-04-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by schulrog View Post
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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  #138  
By creaminz on 04-08-2013, 09:55 PM
Has anyone did this on LCI E90?? I just follow the diagram on first page and when I put it in "R" it shows "N" on shifter, and i put it in "P" it shows "R"
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By RainKing on 04-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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Has anyone did this on LCI E90?? I just follow the diagram on first page and when I put it in "R" it shows "N" on shifter, and i put it in "P" it shows "R"

Did you see this post?

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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.

Hope that helps
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  #140  
By StevenY. on 04-14-2013, 10:11 PM
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Hey guys, I have a question. Is it at all possible to use the existing wiring harness in the car and just reassign the pins so that it works with the m5 shift knob? If that is possible then I am guessing I'd only need to make a wire for power? I keep looking at the DIY and I see the female end of the power connection wire going into the power connector under the console but where does the male end of that power connection wire go to?
Last edited by StevenY.; 04-14-2013 at 11:09 PM.
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  #141  
By Bricks on 04-24-2013, 08:10 PM
Anyone knows how to wire the m3 shifter
It has a 10 pin connector
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  #142  
By ChrizLoud on 12-19-2013, 03:10 AM
Great DYI but how does the P-lock/switch work? I guess the M5-knob does not have that button on it as the original automatic shifter?
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By wmandra on 12-19-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrizLoud View Post
Great DYI but how does the P-lock/switch work? I guess the M5-knob does not have that button on it as the original automatic shifter?
There is no need for the P-lock. With the M5 knob just press the brake and shift into gear.
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  #144  
By whosdady on 12-19-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Pe90X View Post
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??
...Easy fix i just had to firmly press it onto the shifter.. Awesome wright up thanx Allen


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I had this same problem but mine did not go any further down. The tongue inside the shifter does not line up with the grove on my shifter rod in my 07 e 92.
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By Orion4 on 01-03-2014, 01:44 PM
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Does anyone have a DIY for changing out the F30 335i Steptronic shift handle for the M-5's with the rewiring- similar to what was done here. I was the 2nd owner of an 08 335i and the previous owner had followed this DIY and made the change. Loved it.

I now have an 2013 F30 335i and would like to do the same upgrade, if possible. Don't think the wiring was changed,but the Bentley is not out yet to verify against the wiring diagrams.
Thanks
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  #146  
By nyfg56 on 01-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Anyone make/sell a retro harness. Don't want to do it myself and mess with the wires. Pm me if you do
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  #147  
By big_c on 03-01-2014, 09:41 AM
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Thanks to all that posted information on this DIY.

I completed it yesterday, looks fantastic. The wiring harness info is spot on, all the led's light up as they should. To the person that asked, the +/- are always on, they don't change when you shift up or down.

I used the M3 knob and a manual shift boot to get rid of the other LED set and make it look cleaner. Loving this mod for about $130 and a few hours of cutting, splicing wires, and shoving pins to berg connectors. Really makes your interior look more modern.


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  #148  
By whosdady on 03-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by big_c
Thanks to all that posted information on this DIY.

I completed it yesterday, looks fantastic. The wiring harness info is spot on, all the led's light up as they should. To the person that asked, the +/- are always on, they don't change when you shift up or down.

I used the M3 knob and a manual shift boot to get rid of the other LED set and make it look cleaner. Loving this mod for about $130 and a few hours of cutting, splicing wires, and shoving pins to berg connectors. Really makes your interior look more modern.


Is your shift knob secure? Mine would not stay secure. It spun/rotated. I pushed down to the point I thought it would break and it did not seem safe.
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By mzdial on 03-06-2014, 12:50 PM
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Just looking into doing this.. Big_C -- how did you do this mod for $130? Do you have a source for cheaper parts?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by big_c View Post
Thanks to all that posted information on this DIY.

I completed it yesterday, looks fantastic. The wiring harness info is spot on, all the led's light up as they should. To the person that asked, the +/- are always on, they don't change when you shift up or down.

I used the M3 knob and a manual shift boot to get rid of the other LED set and make it look cleaner. Loving this mod for about $130 and a few hours of cutting, splicing wires, and shoving pins to berg connectors. Really makes your interior look more modern.


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By big_c on 03-07-2014, 09:45 AM
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It's secure enough for me. Not as tight as the original one, but if I wanted to tighten it up I would wrap E tape around the shaft.

I got my knob from ebay for $110 and the shift boot from the classifieds for $15. Did all the wiring myself with spare parts I had.

The only downside is the slightly higher risk of bumping the knob into R when driving..but pay attention to it and you will be fine. Well worth it considering how much better your interior looks with this.
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By laurentProd on 03-07-2014, 07:57 PM
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Hi guys!

big_c : did you get rid of the PRND blue plate?

I'm trying a direct connection blue and white plugto the M3 knob.
(in other words, i removed the PRND module)
Everything is working fine but I lost the M1 --> M6 sequential feature...
any idea?

Thanks!
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By big_c on 03-07-2014, 08:33 PM
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Follow the wiring instructions and it will work correctly- if you just remove the old PRND module then your sport mode won't work unless it is wired to the new DCT knob
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By laurentProd on 03-07-2014, 09:04 PM
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Sorry but I don't understand...
I followed the wring instruction and all is working fine except the sequential mode.

When I go from D to D/S --> it stays on D mode and does not switch to M1-6

What did I do wrong?
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