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      12-06-2016, 07:39 AM   #155
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Just did it on my E91 - success I can change gears even when in D (Alpina software). However I think I broke my slip ring - it gives a click sound every revolution now. :/ Damn!

Edit: One very peculiar thing; When I first drove it, it was pulling right, just like when you have a flat tire and when i drove about 50km/h I could feel that it tried to brake just slightly every 0.5 second or so.
I think it was the ESP that was trying to "get to drive straight" since the steering angle sensor has been reset when I disconnected the battery. After I reset the steering angle sensor - it went away.

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      02-14-2017, 04:23 AM   #156
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Hi,
if someone start from steering wheel without paddle I done this video:

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      02-17-2017, 11:07 PM   #157
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Does anyone know which steering wheel will work that has the paddles with the Burger Motorsports wiring harness? I'm waiting for it to be delivered but I want to order the steering wheel and have it when the harness gets here. My car is a 2008 335i convertible with NAV..
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      09-24-2017, 09:46 PM   #158
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So there's 2 wires that go from the steering column to the shifter. Can anyone please note which wire goes to the blue at the shifter and which goes to the blue/yellow at the shifter?

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      10-01-2017, 10:08 AM   #159
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To answer my own question, the yellow/black wire at the steering column needs to be connected to the blue/yellow wire at the shifter and the yellow/white wire needs to be connected to the blue/grey wire.
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      11-20-2017, 02:33 PM   #160
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I have a 2011 M-Sport 335d without paddles. Can I add paddles to the existing steering wheel? Thanks all
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      11-22-2017, 03:11 AM   #161
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To answer my own question, the yellow/black wire at the steering column needs to be connected to the blue/yellow wire at the shifter and the yellow/white wire needs to be connected to the blue/grey wire.
Could You find some pics to show about it; I'm going to start the retrofit on 330xd, but after millions of reading pages on this subject I am a bit stuck with this section, still.
I mean, cutting the wires on the colum it's a bit unclear wihic ones and open the connector itself.

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      12-05-2017, 04:11 AM   #162
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At you guys aware of Nelson Racing Wheels?

Best paddle shifter retrofits for E9X

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      12-06-2017, 09:26 AM   #163
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At you guys aware of Nelson Racing Wheels?

Best paddle shifter retrofits for E9X

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Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question about adding paddles to a non-paddled M-Sport steering wheel.
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Thanks, but that doesn't answer my question about adding paddles to a non-paddled M-Sport steering wheel.
Anyone??
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      03-14-2018, 01:47 PM   #165
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I love this diy and I am planning on purchasing a wheel with paddles on eBay and performing this upgrade. My question is, with all the acronyms flying around, which paddles do i need to be looking for? I see the wheels with chrome looking paddles and that is the direction I am leaning. I assume or better yet am looking for explanation/conformation that these paddles individually on both sides shift up and down??? The two wire paddles, one side shifts down and the other up??? Any clarification would be appreciated.
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      03-23-2018, 07:59 AM   #166
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Just completed mine on my 2006 330i and it works exactly how I was told it would. Looks and performs flawlessly.
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      04-15-2018, 11:31 AM   #167
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I have an E88 which is pre-LCI (2008) and currently the wheel doesn't have paddles. I bought an E90 steering wheel from ebay with SSG paddles and according to Burger Motorsports their harness will not work with the wheel I have bought unless I upgrade the steering wheel controls - I should have researched this better I guess as their website says "SSG and E chassis DCT paddles (shown below) will require part # 61319123287."
Well, part number 61319123287 costs $200+ and as I have already spent $150 on the wheel the cost of this is starting to spiral, especially as that BMW part number only allows me to use the BMS harness adapter which is a further $99.

Question is, can I use the DIY that the OP posted without having to buy either the new steering wheel controls (613196123287) or the BMS adapter kit ?

Does anyone know the answer before I pull this all apart for nothing ?
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      05-31-2018, 07:27 PM   #168
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I bought a full paddle steering wheel for 120$ and $10 for 4 wires from the dealer. Works flawlessly.

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I have an E88 which is pre-LCI (2008) and currently the wheel doesn't have paddles. I bought an E90 steering wheel from ebay with SSG paddles and according to Burger Motorsports their harness will not work with the wheel I have bought unless I upgrade the steering wheel controls - I should have researched this better I guess as their website says "SSG and E chassis DCT paddles (shown below) will require part # 61319123287."
Well, part number 61319123287 costs $200+ and as I have already spent $150 on the wheel the cost of this is starting to spiral, especially as that BMW part number only allows me to use the BMS harness adapter which is a further $99.

Question is, can I use the DIY that the OP posted without having to buy either the new steering wheel controls (613196123287) or the BMS adapter kit ?

Does anyone know the answer before I pull this all apart for nothing ?
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      08-22-2018, 12:28 PM   #170
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Is this process the same for the E6X?
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      08-25-2018, 06:19 AM   #171
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Just did it on my E91 - success I can change gears even when in D (Alpina software). However I think I broke my slip ring - it gives a click sound every revolution now. :/ Damn!

Edit: One very peculiar thing; When I first drove it, it was pulling right, just like when you have a flat tire and when i drove about 50km/h I could feel that it tried to brake just slightly every 0.5 second or so.
I think it was the ESP that was trying to "get to drive straight" since the steering angle sensor has been reset when I disconnected the battery. After I reset the steering angle sensor - it went away.
Hi,which year is your E91 ,on my 330xi pre-lci they didnt work on D and i am wondering how that can be changed.
Did you wire them to the jumpbox or just followed the retrofit guide from here?

Tnx
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      09-05-2018, 08:46 AM   #172
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Question

It seems a bulk of information in this thread, like many other paddle shifter DIY threads, target pre-LCI 06 - 09 cars either installing pre-LCI paddles or retrofitting LCI paddles into their cars.

However I could not find any info on LCI 2010 and 2011 cars fitting LCI paddles into cars that did not come with paddle shifters.

Was there a thread or post referencing how to do this this?




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Hi,which year is your E91 ,on my 330xi pre-lci they didnt work on D and i am wondering how that can be changed.
Did you wire them to the jumpbox or just followed the retrofit guide from here?

Tnx
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I bought a full paddle steering wheel for 120$ and $10 for 4 wires from the dealer. Works flawlessly.

Full steering wheel with airbag and heated for $120? I say heated since I know you retrofitted that.
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      12-26-2018, 01:45 PM   #174
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Full steering wheel with airbag and heated for $120? I say heated since I know you retrofitted that.
My car came with a non heated sport wheel. I added a non heated paddle sport wheel for $120. Then I got a heated paddle sport wheel for $55 and a heated clock spring for $20.
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My car came with a non heated sport wheel. I added a non heated paddle sport wheel for $120. Then I got a heated paddle sport wheel for $55 and a heated clock spring for $20.
Heated paddle sport for $55 USD! Wow ... I've been looking for such thing for a while.
Everything I see is ~$300+ without airbag.
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Heated paddle sport for $55 USD! Wow ... I've been looking for such thing for a while.
Everything I see is ~$300+ without airbag.
January to March is the best time for used parts. I would keep looking around.
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