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      05-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Just Installed M3 Steering Wheel + DCT Paddle Shifters

I went from a non-sport wheel to the M3 wheel + DCT paddles and I cannot believe how much it improves the driveability of the E90 and helps you regain that loss of oneness with the car when driving an automatic.

I had a fellow BMW owner take my car for a spin and his words, "Between the thick M3 wheel and having the paddles at your finger tips, it made me feel like I was playing Forza". lol

By far one of the most enjoyable mods I've done to a car.

And thanks to Yakev for helping me with the wiring harness which made this install 100% plug and play.
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      05-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Sweet. How much did the wiring harness cost?
Any pics?
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      05-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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Sweet. How much did the wiring harness cost?
Any pics?
Pics coming...

And I picked up the wiring harness used from the forums for around $60. Yakev made the harness originally and it sounds like he'll be making more of them late summer but I have no idea what he charges new for them. Burger Tuning also sells them for $150....

http://www.burgertuning.com/paddleshift.html
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      05-19-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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Paddle shifters make such a huge difference in the fun factor when driving an auto.

Looking forward to seeing the pics!
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      05-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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nice mod indeed
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      05-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #6
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I'm looking forward to see the pics as well! I wasn't sure if non-sport could switch to the M3 wheel. I want to get the Performance Steering Wheel with the Blue strip.
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      05-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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Pics! (Sorry I've been swamped and took a few quick shots)...



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      05-23-2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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Looks good!
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      05-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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Wunderbar!
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      05-23-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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Awesome!
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that is amazing!! where did you get that steering wheel from?
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that is amazing!! where did you get that steering wheel from?
Sourced all of the parts from the for sale section on here.
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      06-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #14
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Nice mod
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Nicely done sir.
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Do your shifters work in D or only in S?

Nice mod! I had shifters fit in my e90 2006, the sterring wheel and paddles were taken from an 2009 LCI. The shifters do work but only in S mode? Does anyone know why that would be? I was under the impression they would work in any mode!

All help appreciated.
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Nice mod! I had shifters fit in my e90 2006, the sterring wheel and paddles were taken from an 2009 LCI. The shifters do work but only in S mode? Does anyone know why that would be? I was under the impression they would work in any mode!

All help appreciated.
Old software in your car.. I did the same mod to a 2010 E90 and the shifters only worked in S mode but after a trip to the dealer the paddles worked in D as well so I can only assume a software update fixed it.
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I haven't done it yet, but apparently it can be coded:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619973
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Weird b/c mine was 100% plug and play. Paddles work in every mode for me.
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      01-19-2014, 06:24 PM   #20
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I see your DSC light is on. I fixed mine by taking the wheels off, taking out the speed sensor and cleaning them. Then I blasted the suspension with a pressure sprayer to clean off off the dirt. Light went out immediately.
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Nice setup, wish I got the cut-outs for my wheel.
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I see your DSC light is on. I fixed mine by taking the wheels off, taking out the speed sensor and cleaning them. Then I blasted the suspension with a pressure sprayer to clean off off the dirt. Light went out immediately.
Thanks, it was just the TPMS light that I had on since there was a bad sensor in one of the wheels. It's since been fixed :-)
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