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      02-26-2019, 02:53 PM   #45
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Hi,
quick question, if you got the 428i - with the M steering wheel, do the 3-series have the same M steering wheel as the 4-series? Meaning, I only need the paddles + back piece?

and if so - does anyone by coincidence know what parts I need to buy?
Coding I can do myself.

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If you haven't seen this yet, I followed this document, it has the parts listed.
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      05-04-2019, 06:51 PM   #46
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Success! I happily have paddles on my 2015 335!

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For those who has retrofitted paddles, does your transmission downshift to lowest possible gear when pulling minus paddle over a second? This is described in PDF attached by zole2112 but for me it doesn't work. I just changed paddles_verbaut to aktiv and paddles works but this direct change to lowest possible gear does not work. Does not matter if stick is in D, S or M it always shifts only one gear at a time.

Maybe I need some additional coding somewhere? Add 2TB to VO? I have basically everything that it includes already as I have quicker shifts, paddles and launch control available. LC was active from factory and I coded quicker shifts long before retrofitting paddles. That is why I did this via FDL coding. I wonder if there is some parameter that I have missed by not coding 2TB.
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For those who has retrofitted paddles, does your transmission downshift to lowest possible gear when pulling minus paddle over a second? This is described in PDF attached by zole2112 but for me it doesn't work. I just changed paddles_verbaut to aktiv and paddles works but this direct change to lowest possible gear does not work. Does not matter if stick is in D, S or M it always shifts only one gear at a time.

Maybe I need some additional coding somewhere? Add 2TB to VO? I have basically everything that it includes already as I have quicker shifts, paddles and launch control available. LC was active from factory and I coded quicker shifts long before retrofitting paddles. That is why I did this via FDL coding. I wonder if there is some parameter that I have missed by not coding 2TB.
Have the paddles from factory, mine doesn’t shift to the lowest possible gear. I have to manually press X amount of times to get into whatever gear I need.
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Have the paddles from factory, mine doesn’t shift to the lowest possible gear. I have to manually press X amount of times to get into whatever gear I need.
Thanks for the info. There is then some misinformation in the pdf. Maybe in some models it would change to lowest possible gear by holding left paddle depressed, I don't know.
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So my shifters work perfectly, but I'm throwing a Cruise control error in the car.

I can clear it, but it comes back.

ALso, cruise control works fine. In fact all functions work fine. Ugh.
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So my shifters work perfectly, but I'm throwing a Cruise control error in the car.

I can clear it, but it comes back.

ALso, cruise control works fine. In fact all functions work fine. Ugh.
Figured it out, I had the wrong harness cable. With the correct one, from a car that also had a heated steering wheel, it works fine. No errors.
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      10-13-2019, 12:10 AM   #52
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There's plenty of DYI's on this you just have to search for them.

But, I did this to my own car just last week and I've attached the PDF I used. One thing I lucked out on is that my car is pre-wired for the paddles.
I am thinking to buy the used steering with paddle shift, apart from the wiring and coding, is there anything I should be aware of?
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It was pretty easy, once all my parts were correct. Not a very hard at all if your are reasonably mechanical and brave. I am super happy to have done it.

My car is an M-Sport, and it was prewired in the dash for the paddles, fortunately.
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I am thinking to buy the used steering with paddle shift, apart from the wiring and coding, is there anything I should be aware of?
Sorry for the late reply.

Just make sure all the part #s are for a 3 series and be prepared to do some wiring work if your car is not already pre-wired.
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I am thinking to buy the used steering with paddle shift, apart from the wiring and coding, is there anything I should be aware of?
Mine is a 2013 335xi N55 F30, it was prewired to the front FEM so I only had to change my steering wheel to a paddle steering wheel and code it for paddles.
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Is there any way to know if the car is prewired besides tearing up half the car to check it manualy?
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Can you add paddle shifters to the base sport steering wheel, as in not the m-sport wheel. Because i like the normal wheel but want to add paddles. What parts would i need?
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Can you add paddle shifters to the base sport steering wheel, as in not the m-sport wheel. Because i like the normal wheel but want to add paddles. What parts would i need?
This is a bit unrelated, but apparently I need to comment on a thread to be able to make my own post..I had a paddle shift failure today while in sport plus mode on my f31 330d, I've searched the forums and can only see people talking about coding and I'm really under qualified in that field! Haha.
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Hi guys, not sure if it's already been discussed on here but I was wondering....

I have a 2014 F31 with a non M Sport steering wheel but with paddle shifters already. How difficult would it be to upgrade to the M sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and will all the functions work? Will I need to buy the airbag separately?

Hope someone can give some advice on this. Thanks!
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Hi guys, not sure if it's already been discussed on here but I was wondering....

I have a 2014 F31 with a non M Sport steering wheel but with paddle shifters already. How difficult would it be to upgrade to the M sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and will all the functions work? Will I need to buy the airbag separately?

Hope someone can give some advice on this. Thanks!
You will need a new wheel and airbag. The only thing that will transport over are your paddles and their electronics. What functions are you referring to if they will work?
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