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      07-31-2014, 04:45 AM   #1
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anyone know how to install these paddles?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-E92-E...-/181473737572

^ that's the paddle shifters I am looking at. I have M3 steering wheel with M3 DCT paddle shifters already but want longer/bigger paddles.

My car came with the M3 wheel and DCT paddles so I'm not too sure how these would be installed.

any help appreciated. thanks
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      07-31-2014, 05:15 AM   #2
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found a video on youtube of how to do it.
have to take the wheel off to get to the paddles. i will probably order them this weekend.
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      07-31-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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You don't have to remove the entire wheel to take off paddles - only airbag & multifunction trim/buttons.

Then after removing the paddles you will need to take them apart to swap out the paddle portion.

I have extended DCT paddles, there is a DIY somewhere, I'll try find it and post link.
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      07-31-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
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You don't have to remove the entire wheel to take off paddles - only airbag & multifunction trim/buttons.

Then after removing the paddles you will need to take them apart to swap out the paddle portion.

I have extended DCT paddles, there is a DIY somewhere, I'll try find it and post link.
I have pre lci paddles on my e92, and I've been wanting to get extended paddles but is it possible to replace my paddles with these extended paddles or will I need to buy the entire m3 dct paddle along with the module to fit these on? I hope my question makes sense.
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I have pre lci paddles on my e92, and I've been wanting to get extended paddles but is it possible to replace my paddles with these extended paddles or will I need to buy the entire m3 dct paddle along with the module to fit these on? I hope my question makes sense.
You need m3 paddles, pre lci are totally different and those extended paddles only fit the m3 paddles (which r totally worth getting, they are a much nicer positive feel)
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You need m3 paddles, pre lci are totally different and those extended paddles only fit the m3 paddles (which r totally worth getting, they are a much nicer positive feel)
I had a feeling that was the case, thanks for confirming it.
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M3 paddles FTW!

Here's a pic with the DCT paddles disassembled.


And comparing it to stock, Also you could see the the 1 bolt to remove the paddles.


And another pic to show you that that bolt is still accessible with the trim on. So just remove your airbag.
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oh so I just remove these marked in red? and the paddles and the black plastiic cover just comes off?

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I got mine (brushed aluminum) from Modmy3

http://www.modmy3.com/e9x/bmw-e92/bm...t-paddles.html


Here is link to a PDF of the LED version install of the paddles.

Install for non-LED would be the same, just ignore all the steps/pics that have to do with wiring for the LED's (Steps 13 thru 19, step 24, steps 30 thru 35):

http://modmynav.com/dct/MMN-LED-DCT.pdf


Like I said, no need to remove the wheel - but you DO need to disconnect the battery when removing airbag.

Personally, I would also remove the trim as it is very EZ (3 torx screws from backside of wheel that are easy to access) & it makes it so much easier to get to the paddle wiring connectors & attachment screws)
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oh so I just remove these marked in red? and the paddles and the black plastiic cover just comes off?

Yes, once you can see those (2) torx screws, remove them, unplug the wires from the paddle assemblies, & they will come right off the backside of the wheel - see my install PDF
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Yes, once you can see those (2) torx screws, remove them, unplug the wires from the paddle assemblies, & they will come right off the backside of the wheel - see my install PDF
SWEEET!!! thanks bro! i'll order these next week and give the install a shot! thanks for the info, i was kind of hesitant because of removing the whole wheel and all that but this seems easy enough haha
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No problem!

I've swapped my steering wheel out so many times now I can change over to complete new steering wheel in 15min total including battery disconnect/connect
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Anything that involves removing any of the safety systems responsible for saving my life or the lives of others scares the shit out of me. Good luck.
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ah, its no big deal airbag pops right out, disconnect 2 wires and shes off. goes back on just as ez - really nothing about the airbag itself being disturbed.

it is important to disconnect battery though - both for safety reasons and so there will not be an error code thrown.

ive had mine off/on at least 5x now and it is fine
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