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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 allstar8 on 04-07-2009, 09:21 PM
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Okay, I can do the wiring for those of you don't want to make it.

$60 parts + $40 labor =$100 (wiring only)

PM me if interested.
Last edited by allstar8; 04-08-2009 at 10:57 AM.
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By chrisE92 on 04-07-2009, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by a l l a n View Post
Yep, the wiring is quite simple.

The bushing/pin contacts I have on this DIY already come with the wires. All you need to do is insert the contacts into the appropriate housing and join/connect the wires per the harness connection instructions. No soldering required. These are small wires so twisting them to join them together is more than enough.

This requires a very basic wiring process so you don't need to know much about wiring to do this DIY.
nice! gonna place an order for everything ASAP thank you again
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By ChrisMT79 on 04-10-2009, 06:54 PM
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Anyone tried this for the new DCT shifter?
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By phattbam on 04-10-2009, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrisalano22 View Post
Anyone tried this for the new DCT shifter?
I have been busy with that project that I've tried since last year. Lemme try to get the wiring harness done and I'll let you know.

check this out though.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182980

^^ still a work in progress after all this time.
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 04-22-2009, 03:12 AM
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i am having problems,

when i am sitting in the car and the car is turned off and key is out of the ignition, and the gear selector is in "P" the Arrows & D/S indicators on the knob light up one in a while, and then then when i turn on the dome lights they go off again.

I am wondering if this is normal or is my wiring in correct.

I also can't figure out why when i move the selector to R both the R and N on both the knob and console light up...
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 04-22-2009, 04:03 AM
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not sure if anyone can remember but does all the led along the door stay on all the time..... cause stays one along with the cig light ring light.
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 04-22-2009, 04:45 PM
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By enfox on 04-22-2009, 04:57 PM
Wiring must be wrong, mine never lights up two at once.
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By absix on 04-23-2009, 01:06 AM
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Reggie, unfortunately you'll have to open it again and check the connectors again. I had the same problem during my install yesterday. Although the connectors were just fine, a little twisting on one of them solved the problem!
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 04-23-2009, 01:39 PM
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Reggie, unfortunately you'll have to open it again and check the connectors again. I had the same problem during my install yesterday. Although the connectors were just fine, a little twisting on one of them solved the problem!
what do you mean?

like just move the wires around?

another problem i noticed is that the ambient lighting on the door (orange LED on the E92's) stay on FOREVER and same with the cig light and the audio controls.
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By absix on 04-24-2009, 05:36 AM
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Yes, move the wires close to connectors around while testing the gears. You'll eventually find the ones causing the trouble.

I have lights package (lightning on the inside of the door) and it's always on?
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By a l l a n on 04-24-2009, 07:38 PM
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Reggie, you're issue is most likely a wiring issue. You should recheck your connections.

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Originally Posted by Reggie@MWDesign View Post
i am having problems,

when i am sitting in the car and the car is turned off and key is out of the ignition, and the gear selector is in "P" the Arrows & D/S indicators on the knob light up one in a while, and then then when i turn on the dome lights they go off again.

I am wondering if this is normal or is my wiring in correct.

I also can't figure out why when i move the selector to R both the R and N on both the knob and console light up...
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By a l l a n on 04-24-2009, 07:40 PM
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Reggie, unfortunately you'll have to open it again and check the connectors again. I had the same problem during my install yesterday. Although the connectors were just fine, a little twisting on one of them solved the problem!
Are you using the parts I supplied on this DIY? If yes then you shouldn't be having any loose connections/connectors.

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Yes, move the wires close to connectors around while testing the gears. You'll eventually find the ones causing the trouble.
Not quite sure I'm following you.
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By Reggie@MWDesign on 04-24-2009, 08:46 PM
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Are you using the parts I supplied on this DIY? If yes then you shouldn't be having any loose connections/connectors.
yes 100%.
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By a l l a n on 04-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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My question was for absix thus I quoted him.

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Originally Posted by Reggie@MWDesign View Post
yes 100%.
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By absix on 04-24-2009, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by a l l a n View Post
My question was for absix thus I quoted him.
Yes, but another member here assembled the wiring as per your DIY. I am 100% sure there was a slight problem with one of the connectors causing exactly what Reggie says. Gently "touch" of the cables near the connector solved it for me. Sorry, I can't explain it better, english is not my mother tongue.

Here's what I'd do.... open the center console while you see both R/N lightning up. Start with the connectors and move around the cables on each connector. You'll eventually see when you get to the one causing it.

One thing I could say for sure for my case, the connector was near the knob hardware, the actual hardware that moves the gears and it was touching the connector while changing gears. I had to move it away from it, so it not on the way.
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By delmarco on 10-04-2009, 08:55 PM
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Reggie any updates on how you solved your problem?
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  #83  
By exclusivo on 10-15-2009, 06:27 PM
uhhh, how exactly do you replace the shift boot? im staring at my knob right now like wtf...do i cut the existing boot off and zip tie the old one in from the bottom?
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By zke36 on 10-16-2009, 04:09 PM
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what kind of car is this a retrofit for??? (wont work with step will it?)
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By phattbam on 10-16-2009, 04:42 PM
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what kind of car is this a retrofit for??? (wont work with step will it?)
it's actually for the step... it's using the ///M DCT (auto) shiftknob to replace the standard auto knob.
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By Marcumac on 10-18-2009, 12:46 PM
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So is this newer version tried and true now? I've been reading up on the connection issues with ironic's harnesses, but you've made a more reliable version?
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By a l l a n on 10-19-2009, 08:43 PM
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So is this newer version tried and true now? I've been reading up on the connection issues with ironic's harnesses, but you've made a more reliable version?
Been MIA from E90Post for quite a while but logged in so I can answer your question.

Yes, 100% working, no issues whatsoever since I created and installed mine. As long as you follow the directions correctly and use the parts I provided then your kit would be 100% working.
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