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  DIY - M5 SMG Shift Knob Wiring Retrofit Kit
a l l a n
02-18-2009
DIY - M5 SMG Shift Knob Wiring Retrofit Kit
by a l l an
based on ironic's initial design

DISCLAIMER
It's your car, not mine....
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By hollandjean on 02-28-2009, 04:52 AM
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I've just ordered the parts, can't wait to get it hooked up.....
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Allan for president!
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By iAerodynamic on 03-02-2009, 08:18 PM
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Yes, it works perfectly. Though I've seen this warning once when I was testing it in Neutral. It never appeared again since.
Attachment 242307

Sorry, I don't have an extra kit. This is an easy DIY so give it a try.
correct me if im wrong. but i get that when i put my car in neutral with the OEM knob when i have my door open. so i guess it's normal and has nothing to do with the M5 knob. it's just warnign you that your car is in neutral that's all
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By a l l a n on 03-02-2009, 08:36 PM
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Allan for president!
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By a l l a n on 03-02-2009, 08:41 PM
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correct me if im wrong. but i get that when i put my car in neutral with the OEM knob when i have my door open. so i guess it's normal and has nothing to do with the M5 knob. it's just warnign you that your car is in neutral that's all
That's what I concluded myself as well that's why I didn't take it as an issue. I realized I was parked on an incline area of my driveway when I was testing the neutral gear and thus the warning.
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 03-03-2009, 04:17 PM
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Where would i go to get my boot replaced? Recieved mine today.
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By a l l a n on 03-03-2009, 07:03 PM
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Where would i go to get my boot replaced? Recieved mine today.
Sorry, don't know. It shouldn't be so hard so you should be able to do it yourself. Good luck.
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 03-04-2009, 01:52 AM
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did it myself and it turned out great, just need to figure out the wiring......

do you have the part numbers for the parts needed? the list is kinda hard to use to find the specific pieces.

but heres a photo.

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By a l l a n on 03-04-2009, 08:31 AM
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did it myself and it turned out great, just need to figure out the wiring......

do you have the part numbers for the parts needed? the list is kinda hard to use to find the specific pieces.

but heres a photo.

Looks good!

The parts needed for the harness are listed in section Part #2 - Harness components. Every component is listed with the required quantity (eg QTY: 3) and part number (eg PN: xxxxxxxx) info. Guess I'll grade my DIY a 0 for clarity?

The pins I've chosen come with wires already connected to them so you don't need any additional wires.
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By Jet335i on 03-04-2009, 08:49 AM
Allan, just received all my parts - will be installing Saturday! I'll def post up - hopefully it'll be as smooth an install as yours!
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By a l l a n on 03-04-2009, 12:49 PM
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Allan, just received all my parts - will be installing Saturday! I'll def post up - hopefully it'll be as smooth an install as yours!
Nice! Yes, post up some pics when you're done. Be the first one!
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 03-04-2009, 01:10 PM
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Looks good!

The parts needed for the harness are listed in section Part #2 - Harness components. Every component is listed with the required quantity (eg QTY: 3) and part number (eg PN: xxxxxxxx) info. Guess I'll grade my DIY a 0 for clarity?

The pins I've chosen come with wires already connected to them so you don't need any additional wires.
No its really clear, just didn't know if the parts i order would come with the actual wires haha.

Thanks!
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By a l l a n on 03-04-2009, 01:18 PM
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No its really clear, just didn't know if the parts i order would come with the actual wires haha.

Thanks!
Everything I listed is everything you need so you are all set once you get all of those.
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By Turkishexpress on 03-04-2009, 10:24 PM
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My only problem is the power for the knob. The Rixter vent gauge that I have uses the same location on their power harness but I should be able to make it work. Great write up. Thanks!
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By phattbam on 03-04-2009, 11:13 PM
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My only problem is the power for the knob. The Rixter vent gauge that I have uses the same location on their power harness but I should be able to make it work. Great write up. Thanks!
lemme know if you use the same power source. I too have the Rixter gauge, but I'm running a different shiftknob
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By hollandjean on 03-07-2009, 05:29 PM
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By hollandjean on 03-07-2009, 05:31 PM
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^^ Coolness!

Awesome man! I like the colors of the jackets/shrink wraps you used. Looks really cool.

Btw, you can also tape the wires so they are even nicely grouped together.

The knob blends very nicely with your alum trim. That thing is tiny!

Congrats on being the first!
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By hollandjean on 03-07-2009, 07:25 PM
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dude, i make the shrink tubes correspond to the connector's color so it can be easily distinglish..

red:red
blue:blue
white: power
clear:shifter

i am still not used to a twisting motion of the knob tho...it's held by the boot actually if you think about it. hmmmm
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By hollandjean on 03-07-2009, 07:28 PM
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btw, this knob feel so comfy ...
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By a l l a n on 03-07-2009, 10:03 PM
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btw, this knob feel so comfy ...
And super .
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