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      10-07-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Fitting a steering wheel with paddle shift

Have got a spare steering wheel off my 2007 335i with the paddle shift and want to fit to my 2007 325d auto, both are multi f steering wheels will it be plug and play or will the 325 wiring be different or need coding?
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No it is unlikely to be plug and play.

Additional wiring and connectors are required and even then the multi-function buttons may actually be incorrect due to the wheel wiring differences and rotary coupler connections.

I bought a conversion wiring kit from Burger Tuning in the States to do my 320d but there are 'How tos' on here and other web sites which tell you what wiring and connectors you need to fabricate. I decided it was too risky and didn't want to beggar up the car's delicate electrical systems, hence my kit purchase.

http://www.burgertuning.com/paddleshift.html
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      10-10-2014, 06:34 AM   #3
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as said its unlikely to be plug and play you need to look at the link that I put up to give you an idea as to how its done, I found it quite easy, but I've been doing these sort of things for decades but I have to read instructions more than once more than once
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No it is unlikely to be plug and play.

Additional wiring and connectors are required and even then the multi-function buttons may actually be incorrect due to the wheel wiring differences and rotary coupler connections.

I bought a conversion wiring kit from Burger Tuning in the States to do my 320d but there are 'How tos' on here and other web sites which tell you what wiring and connectors you need to fabricate. I decided it was too risky and didn't want to beggar up the car's delicate electrical systems, hence my kit purchase.

http://www.burgertuning.com/paddleshift.html
So was the Burger Tuning conversion kit just plug and play?
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      10-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Yes.

But you need to make sure you have all the correct parts otherwise BT's wiring won't function properly, ie, type of wheel, type of multifunction buttons. I had to buy replacement multifunction buttons for my ebay wheel. Their instructions incudes a list of the necessary parts.
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Yes.

But you need to make sure you have all the correct parts otherwise BT's wiring won't function properly, ie, type of wheel, type of multifunction buttons. I had to buy replacement multifunction buttons for my ebay wheel. Their instructions incudes a list of the necessary parts.
So the BT wire, steering wheel with paddles. What other parts are required?
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