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      04-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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Just brought some M3 paddles but need an msport steering wheel ,I no they fit pre lci but I'm unsure if they'll fit the lci models



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Yes.
My '09 LCi had 3 wires, my '11 has 2
The '09 had the rocker paddles, thumb push to change down, finger pull to change up. These were just switches, the same as the M3 paddles I think.
My '11 has blade paddles, similar, but not the same as the M3 ones. These are 2 wire, and have pull-up resistors in each paddle. I have a set of rocker paddles, but haven't had the balls to see if they will work without modification in case I fry something. The 2 wire plugs are the same as the 3 wire plugs, but one slot is unpopulated.
Converting rocker type with a couple of resistors should be easy enough to do - when I took off the paddles I couldn't get a decent resistance reading on my meter to source some, and I haven't been bothered to take them off again to recheck.

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Just brought some M3 paddles but need an msport steering wheel ,I no they fit pre lci but I'm unsure if they'll fit the lci models
the m3 paddles are not a simple swop on lci models as the electrics are totally different and need resistors added I looked into it and decided it wasn't worth the effort. on pre lci cars its a fairly simple fit the wheel should fit both cars
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the m3 paddles are not a simple swop on lci models as the electrics are totally different and need resistors added I looked into it and decided it wasn't worth the effort. on pre lci cars its a fairly simple fit the wheel should fit both cars
ok cheers

just looking at an m3 wheel off the another forum member hes offered, as got the m3 paddles

need to no really if my multifunction controls and trim will fit the m3 wheel off my 2006 msport non paddle wheel

im told the airbag will
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ok cheers

just looking at an m3 wheel off the another forum member hes offered, as got the m3 paddles

need to no really if my multifunction controls and trim will fit the m3 wheel off my 2006 msport non paddle wheel

im told the airbag will
you should be ok with the MF controls as the fitment is the same as m3 but the buttons have different functions. the wiring is slightly different to the old push pull paddles these have 3 wires the m3 paddles have 2. you have to move a wire in each m3 paddle to work the one up one down gear change, its not difficult to do but I cant remember what wire goes where. there are threads on here somewhere with the wiring explained.
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Massive thanks to Robbin330i for fitting and wiring in my new M3 steering wheel with paddle-shifts this morning

Very clued up and top bloke
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