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      01-21-2015, 07:35 PM   #133
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Can someone confirm that SSG to DCT will be pnp as far as wiring goes?
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      03-25-2015, 12:40 PM   #134
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Adding paddels to a 09-10 335xi

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I just wreked my 540i,, Im looking to buy a 335xi-gray... but the issue is im having a hard time finding the option in my area i found tons of 335xi that i like but not with the padels...

So Im assuming...that this can be done.. but how can i know for 100% that this will work im a noob here so take it easy on me...
also i need to pull the trigger by 4/4/15 if i could get an answer asap that would be apprecitaed greatly

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      03-25-2015, 05:15 PM   #135
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Hello guys/gals
I just wreked my 540i,, Im looking to buy a 335xi-gray... but the issue is im having a hard time finding the option in my area i found tons of 335xi that i like but not with the padels...

So Im assuming...that this can be done.. but how can i know for 100% that this will work im a noob here so take it easy on me...
also i need to pull the trigger by 4/4/15 if i could get an answer asap that would be apprecitaed greatly

THX
I did this on a 335xi without sport package. Some older models would not shift unless you went into DS, but I think everything after 2008 or so is okay.
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      03-25-2015, 07:46 PM   #136
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Thanks

Thanks for the reply i found all the options and colors i wanted but had to go to FL to get her.. hope its soon

thanks for the response.
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      04-10-2015, 09:52 AM   #137
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I have a 2011 LCI 320D M Sport Auto without paddles on the wheel. I've just bought a replacement LCI wheel which has the LCI paddles and MFD buttons, and am looking to swap them over. The MFD connector on the new wheel has all 6 pins populated, but I'm yet to take the trim off from around my steering column to see if there are empty pin slots on the relevant connector, or if they are already populated with the yellow wires. Has anyone with a similar age car found that the yellow wires are there and the relevant additions wires are already in the car where the blue connectors are under the gearshift? Not sure if any cars come pre wired for the paddle shift or not?
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      07-30-2015, 10:02 PM   #138
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Just did this today, a little lost on some points.
Got it down packed works great Thanks!
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      08-04-2015, 02:42 PM   #139
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OK, so I've got my:
steering wheel
DCT paddle shifters
Some 18 gauge wire
some 18 gauge connecting wire
come of the connecting pins for the multi function harness
and some splice things to connect from the back of the steering wheel console to the shifter wires... wish me luck.

I've read this thread about 40 times in the last 2 days to make sure I understand it all... seems pretty straight forward now that I've wrapped my head around it.
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      08-05-2015, 01:14 AM   #140
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Yes! Done!

Also, to make the job easier I took the pins out of the paddle shifter harnesses and plugged the positives right into the empty slots in the multifunction harness and then just extended the ground wires to reach the grounding point. Everything still reversible if I want.

Took me about 2 hours. I spent more time getting 18 gauge connecting wire and harness pins that I didn't end up using.

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      09-21-2015, 05:22 AM   #141
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I've been struggling to come up with a solution for early production cars to shift straight out of D.

For pre-LCI paddles (applies to both SSG and DCT), obviously the paddles just short their 2 wires (or 2 pairs with common center in case of SSG). But when these 'shorts' are sent through the MF button circuits, they come out as 1k for upshifts and 0.33k for downshifts at the steering column (resistance between the 2 wires; maybe I should have measured true resistance of each...)

These 2 wires (terminals 2 and 4 on the clock spring connector) are then sent to terminals 35 and 52 in the junction box. This is where it gets interesting--junction box has different circuitry based on production date, changing at 03/07 and then again at 09/07. 03/07 production just about corresponds to the proven production cutoff for D-shifting ability.

I bought an 05/08 prod. junction box for cheap to see if it could finally work but have yet to code it, car seems to work with it installed however. I think that maybe with the proper VO option $2XA added to the newer-production junction box it could work...
Any updates on your junction box mods mate? Keen to know.
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      12-11-2015, 11:59 AM   #142
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HI guys,

i dont know why,but i tried to retrofit the SSG ones from 335 onto my 330i and it doesnt work

The steering came with the multifunction buttons where there are slots to plug the paddles ,I have 6 pins on the connector which goes to the slipring ,thats why i think i dont need to use additional cables like shown in this pic:



Then i removed the connector at the back of the slip ring and since i had all pins i cut #2 and #4 and connected them with a wire that goes to the blue connector under the shift lever.

Then connected the wires from the slipring to the blue connectors under the gear lever but the paddles doesnt work .

Any help is appreciated
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      01-16-2016, 06:45 PM   #143
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paddle shift steering wheel wiring

Hi everyone. Just got my paddle shift wheel from a 08 E335ix and there are no empty pin locations in the black plug. Can I assume that all the wiring I need will be from the plug at the steering column to the shifter in the console.
If anyone can confirm this I would appreciate it
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      01-17-2016, 11:59 AM   #144
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Hi everyone. Just got my paddle shift wheel from a 08 E335ix and there are no empty pin locations in the black plug. Can I assume that all the wiring I need will be from the plug at the steering column to the shifter in the console.
If anyone can confirm this I would appreciate it
I tried it like that,as the multi has slots for the paddle shifters but it didnt work for me and I had to cut and connect like showed in the thread..but you can test if it will work in 5 minutes...just conenct the wires at the back of the steerign column to the gear selector put the steering and test it (it will show i guess steering angle error and airbag but if you can delete them on your own via INPA dont bother at all)
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      07-17-2016, 09:58 AM   #145
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i picked up a steering wheel with paddles and MF controls on it so the pins are all populated, am i correct in assuming i am going to need to wire the paddles directly to the 6 pin connector that plugs into the slip ring? after reading this thread it sounds like most had issues trying to retrofit the wheel with MF controls as-is and just add wiring from steering column to shifter
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      07-17-2016, 02:44 PM   #146
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i picked up a steering wheel with paddles and MF controls on it so the pins are all populated, am i correct in assuming i am going to need to wire the paddles directly to the 6 pin connector that plugs into the slip ring? after reading this thread it sounds like most had issues trying to retrofit the wheel with MF controls as-is and just add wiring from steering column to shifter
I tried directly plug the pins from the steering controls and it didnt work - but it worth the try its 5 mins at the most
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      07-17-2016, 06:48 PM   #147
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I tried directly plug the pins from the steering controls and it didnt work - but it worth the try its 5 mins at the most
yeah i might just go ahead and wire it as if they won't work with the MF controls from the new wheel. they have different labels on them and I don't know if i like them haha
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      07-18-2016, 02:18 AM   #148
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yeah i might just go ahead and wire it as if they won't work with the MF controls from the new wheel. they have different labels on them and I don't know if i like them haha
I guess you have the changer control i didnt either and just wired it,but i think whats best for that is getting the OEM connectors - much cleaner and faster install
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      07-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #149
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well i followed the directions, and while I'm having issues getting the paddles to actually work(probably too many connections between the paddles and the shifter since i just used whatever random stuff i had already), the issue i am concerned about is the following:'

4x4/DTC error
no turn signals
wipers going non stop but stalk doesn't turn them off
SRS light
fog lights turning on and off on their own

does anyone have some insight??
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well i followed the directions, and while I'm having issues getting the paddles to actually work(probably too many connections between the paddles and the shifter since i just used whatever random stuff i had already), the issue i am concerned about is the following:'

4x4/DTC error
no turn signals
wipers going non stop but stalk doesn't turn them off
SRS light
fog lights turning on and off on their own

does anyone have some insight??
Anyone? I'm back out working on it now and I've checked all my connections for continuity, made sure everything was plugged in properly, so I'm at a loss for why I'm having the issues. The only thing my mind keeps going to is the two yellow wires I clipped as described in the DIY. But since others have done so with no problems I'm guessing it's something else.
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      07-20-2016, 01:37 PM   #151
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well i am not sure what i did but i got it all working properly. i took the steering wheel out and checked continuity, sat there scratching my head cuz everything was right, and said fuck it and put it back together and all that was on was the 4x4 light. i took it around the block and it went away so I'm not sure what the problem was, must have just been a connector not plugged in all the way or something.


i can tell the paddles will be a blast to drive with! i had to take it super easy when testing it, my water pump went out on me and the replacement isn't here yet but i can't wait to really get on it after i replace the water pump!
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      08-04-2016, 03:04 PM   #152
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I just installed a paddle steering wheel on my E90 2010

Everything worked fine, I already had the 2 wires inside the wheel, so I only had to install the 2 wires from the steering rack to the gear shift

The only thing I want to add is that left the 2 yellow wires in place, I just connected the 2 new wires to existing ones, I did not cut them (just stripped them)
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So I got a DCT wheel and I have the 2 pin connectors not 3 (circled on the photo) for the paddles. Now my question is, are they already grounded? On the OP instructions looks like the same DCT wheel and he ran the ground still which is why I got lost. Thanks guys!

EDIT: Just saw post #142. Looks like that's the one that I should follow?
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      08-26-2016, 11:02 PM   #154
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I did everything like this DIY said and since I have a LCI shifters, I removed 2 resistors and shorted one per Zamba's post on the other DIY. Still nothing is working. Any help here ?

EDIT: after driving today and shifting with M, after parking my car a gear on the dash appeared. CC ID 347 Shifting R/N/D not possible. There is only 1 post about it, and its a solenoid "C" problem with cost 600$?! what the hell did i do ?
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