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      04-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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Retrofit of Steering Wheel with Paddles

Thinking of retrofit a steering wheel with paddles to my 2006 E92 325i Auto (no paddles), have gone through a few threads about the retrofit but found it rather complicated. Does anyone know someone or place in Sydney will do it for a reasonable cost? Thanks.
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      04-18-2011, 05:28 AM   #2
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Its actually pretty easy.

1. Buy a harness kit from these guys:

http://www.burgertuning.com/paddleshift.html

2. Comprehensive instructions and part numbers that you need are included in the kit.

3. Buy a paddle shift wheel + paddle shifts on Ebay (around $300-$500 with no sports airbag). I recommend a seller called BMWJUREK (I bought a top notch wheel from him dirt cheap).

4. Retrofit it yourself: 1 hour job max. Basic outline as follows: disconnect the battery, pop out airbag from current wheel, unclip airbag harness, unclip multifunction harness, unbolt old wheel, install new wheel, and so on...

Not that hard, comprehensive colour photo instructions come with the kit.

Total cost should be around $700 for parts max. The dealer will likely charge you $2000-2500.
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      04-18-2011, 06:55 AM   #3
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PM Me if you want to buy my Sport wheel that will accept the paddles (can also arrange a set of paddles for you as well)
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Here's Drew335's link from when he did this:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466834

and a couple of his awesome pics:


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Thanks, all of you.

It is indeed the awesome pics from Drew335's thread which got me into the idea. The steering wheel which I like the best is the M-Tech perforated leather with Tri-colour stitches, but no luck so far. I am still tossing around the retrofit option as the thought of the complicated DIY, to me, is just too much.
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I've done this recently let me know if you have any specific questions happy to assist
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bumping this guys because I've ordered a harness from Burger. Just wondering what wheel and paddle option to go for. I like the perforated Msport wheel, but not so keen on the push/pull paddles. Prefer M3 paddles, but not the M3 wheel.

Samoht - did you do this exact mod?

ps - i hope the DIY is easy.. to sure whether to attempt this at bmrox garage.
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In the end, discarded the idea. Instead, bought a m-tech wheel with perforated leather and tri-colour stitiches without paddles. The best mod so far, the steering wheel feels so much better, highly recommended.
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now that I've seen those M3 paddles again, and that my new car is an auto, I feel like doing this as well lol.

Tri colour stitching looks awesome but not sure if it'll suit my light coloured leather..
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Heys did you end up retrofitting yourself? was it easy?

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bumping this guys because I've ordered a harness from Burger. Just wondering what wheel and paddle option to go for. I like the perforated Msport wheel, but not so keen on the push/pull paddles. Prefer M3 paddles, but not the M3 wheel.

Samoht - did you do this exact mod?

ps - i hope the DIY is easy.. to sure whether to attempt this at bmrox garage.
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Heys did you end up retrofitting yourself? was it easy?
I had Stu do it.
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