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      08-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #23
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Got it

Right, I have the gear knob and need help with wiring. Has anyone done it? Did they buy a wiring kit "plug and play" type set up??? HELP ME PLEASE ha
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      08-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #24
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which knob did you get?
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      08-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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I got an m3 2010 automatic knob, it looks the same as the pics at the start of this thread, any help would be really really appreciated
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      08-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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Replied to your pm, but for wider audience, I never got any further with wiring. Just happy with the upgrade as is......unless anyone's got a plug and play!
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      08-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #27
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Yeah got PM cheers.
I will let you all know how I get on with other pm's sent.
A guy on here called "ironic" has a lot to do with these things. As mentioned I have sent him a message so let's see how it goes.
If anyone else has info I am still very keen to get this mod working 100%
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      08-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #28
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I also wanted to so i sold my m3 knob and looking for the right one now
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What do you mean looking for the right one??? Have I got the wrong one??? Ha ha panic stations. What was up with your m3 one?
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      08-28-2012, 01:05 AM   #30
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What do you mean looking for the right one??? Have I got the wrong one??? Ha ha panic stations. What was up with your m3 one?
The DIY guide has only 5 or 6 wires. M3 dct one has 9. So without knowing what those extra wires are for , you wont be able to follow the guide to make it work.
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      08-28-2012, 06:28 AM   #31
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Oh right ha ha so I need an m5 automatic gear knob to follow the DIY guide? Brill.
Looks like an M3 hear knob will be on eBay ha ha
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      08-28-2012, 07:22 AM   #32
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"gear" not "hear"
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I've just put the M3 one on my 335 and ive managed to wire the lights up works in each selection as it should, however when i turn my ignition off its still on, how do i get this to turn off?
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      08-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #34
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Does it say on permanently as the orig small square light stays on for a while as standard.

Kept a wiring diagram? Care to share ( obviously once you've sorted the teething probs!
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Right cracked it!

I have got the lights to work correctly in each position, however when in the park mode the DS light stays on, i have twiddled around but no luck but this doesn't change how good it looks.
Managed to get the live feed on correctly so it turns off after about 20 secs once i lock the car.
It all seems complicated but its not that bad really, i used an electrical connecting block, stripped all the wires down and put them in the block and then used the gear knob wires to touch each wire in the block from the vehicle to find out which one gave a response.

when doing all the stripping and connecting of the vehicle wires to the block make sure ignition is off, then put ignition on and touch the gear knob wires to the vehicle wires in the block, this way you can see which wires are which lights.

Thats basically it and i ended up with 2 free wires from the knob so 7 were used in total.

Anyone who needs a hand give me a shout
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      09-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #36
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Any chance of posting a guide as to what colour wires go to what?

Think I would probably blow my car up without some guide where to start!
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Problem is the gear knob wires are all black and white, so you can put the vehicle wires in any order and then break up the knob wires and touch each coloured wire until the right lights come on.
I will take a pic and do some labelling to try and help you
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      09-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #38
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Ah, hadn't thought about that! Any help appreciated!
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      09-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #39
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These pics look complicated however its pretty easy to figure out
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Top pic there are 2 blocks in the top block the power cables are connected, which is clearer in the 2nd pic. the 3rd pic is the selector cables in the lower half of the block then as you can see all the black and white stripe cables are from the gear knob you have to split these and touch to the relevant cables to see which does what. find the power cable first which will light the circle, then the rest will light up as you touch remember to put the gear selector in the right position first then find the relevant light i.e. put in reverse then find the reverse light so you know it lights up in the correct position.

i know this may look chip shop and could easily be done neater, however it works perfectly fine so each to their own

fire me a message if anyone needs help
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also 2 cables for the gear knob are unused but you will find that out when touching the wires as they do nothing
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Gearknob in working order
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      09-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #43
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I also sawn the top of the metal shaft off so the gearknob sits lower and this also gives it a tight snug fit so it doesnt twist about
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      09-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #44
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Thanks for taking the time to post pictures. Looks great working. Gives me the confidence to have a go at it myself!
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