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      05-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #23
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Anyone know the parts needed for the 2013 328i xdrive in order to retrofit the paddle shifters?
First, you need the paddles set, either classic silver or the M3 style.
Second, the cable set with the 2 extra connectors needed.
Third, the back plastic cover for your steering wheel, either the basic line or the M Sport option.
And finally 2 screws to catch the paddles to the steering wheel's body.
That were the parts needed.

After all you need coding.
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      05-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #24
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I took it to a BMW indie shop. He re-programmed the SZL and that fixed it.
Thanks! Just dropped at the dealership. Hopefully I covered my tracks well and my warranty covers this fix. They have yet to ask how this happened....
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      05-06-2018, 09:07 PM   #25
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Anyone know the parts needed for the 2013 328i xdrive in order to retrofit the paddle shifters?
First, you need the paddles set, either classic silver or the M3 style.
Second, the cable set with the 2 extra connectors needed.
Third, the back plastic cover for your steering wheel, either the basic line or the M Sport option.
And finally 2 screws to catch the paddles to the steering wheel's body.
That were the parts needed.

After all you need coding.
Alot of these sites don't specify if the paddles and back plate are compatible with the xdrive. Are you familiar if they are compatible?
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      05-06-2018, 09:59 PM   #26
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Anyone know the parts needed for the 2013 328i xdrive in order to retrofit the paddle shifters?
First, you need the paddles set, either classic silver or the M3 style.
Second, the cable set with the 2 extra connectors needed.
Third, the back plastic cover for your steering wheel, either the basic line or the M Sport option.
And finally 2 screws to catch the paddles to the steering wheel's body.
That were the parts needed.

After all you need coding.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F123016530982

Would these be compatible?
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      05-07-2018, 12:39 AM   #27
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Hey so you're aware, xDrive has nothing to do with whether or not it'll work. Those paddles will work no problem. I know because I have the M3 paddles on mine. F3X/F8X steering wheels, backplate, paddles are all compatible with each other as far as I know. You just need to check if you're pre-wired for paddles is all.
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      08-27-2018, 06:00 AM   #28
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I took it to a BMW indie shop. He re-programmed the SZL and that fixed it.
Knowing the cause would be nice to prevent other people from making the same mistake.

Anyone have an idea? Did you read it out with ISTA?
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      08-27-2018, 08:05 PM   #29
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I have a M sport steering wheel and paddles for sale . If you wanted to go that route . Pm me if interested .
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I have the sportline and the back of the steering wheel doesn't have the cutout for the paddle's. I'm not really worried about cutting out the leather but does anyone know if the holes are there for the paddles to screw on to?

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I have the sportline and the back of the steering wheel doesn't have the cutout for the paddle's. I'm not really worried about cutting out the leather but does anyone know if the holes are there for the paddles to screw on to?

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If your wheel didn't come with paddles then no, you will need to drill.
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If your wheel didn't come with paddles then no, you will need to drill.
Thanks, Kailec. Are there dimples or a mark on where to drill by any chance?
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If your wheel didn't come with paddles then no, you will need to drill.
Thanks, Kailec. Are there dimples or a mark on where to drill by any chance?
I don't think so. But to be honest it's been a year since I swapped my old Luxury Line wheel out for the Sport one so I don't remember and can't check.



Check that out. It's not the same wheel but I'm sure the concept is the same.
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Thanks, Kailec. Are there dimples or a mark on where to drill by any chance?
Fellow sport line owner who went through the retrofit process...

On the sport line wheel, there are no visible dimples or holes. There is rubber material over the metal area where the paddles would be screwed in. Keep in mind that you also need a hole for the wires to come through to connect the paddles to the wiring harness.

After pricing out paddles and the wiring harness, I ended up purchasing a complete wheel. I'm really glad I didn't cut up and drill my existing wheel.

I'll PM you where I purchased my wheel. There is one for sale that I think you could get a good deal on.
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Fellow sport line owner who went through the retrofit process...

On the sport line wheel, there are no visible dimples or holes. There is rubber material over the metal area where the paddles would be screwed in. Keep in mind that you also need a hole for the wires to come through to connect the paddles to the wiring harness.

After pricing out paddles and the wiring harness, I ended up purchasing a complete wheel. I'm really glad I didn't cut up and drill my existing wheel.

I'll PM you where I purchased my wheel. There is one for sale that I think you could get a good deal on.
I'll have to price around and see. thanks!
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I had the same symptoms when I removed the SZL and then (after some modifications) put it back. The problem turned out to be the switch connector at the back (the one with the grey locking lever). If this isn't fully snapped in, then none of the switches on the cluster work, but the wipers stay on.
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My car was prewired from the steering wheel to the FEM module, you can verify if yours is or not by checking the plugs in the steering wheel and the FEM module. If there is a wire with pin in plug A83*2b in position #3 in the steering wheel and a wire with pin in plug A173*7b in position #5 in the FEM module then it is prewired.
Hello, where I can fisically see if my car is pre-wired? I must dismount and see behind the Airbag?
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My car was prewired from the steering wheel to the FEM module, you can verify if yours is or not by checking the plugs in the steering wheel and the FEM module. If there is a wire with pin in plug A83*2b in position #3 in the steering wheel and a wire with pin in plug A173*7b in position #5 in the FEM module then it is prewired.
Hello, where I can fisically see if my car is pre-wired? I must dismount and see behind the Airbag?
Watch this video. You can check two ways for the pin

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Thank you so much. So the easiest way to make sure I have pre-wired paddles is check out under passenger footrest.
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Thank you so much. So the easiest way to make sure I have pre-wired paddles is check out under passenger footrest.
You got it! That being said, what line is your car? My Luxury Line came pre-wired for example, and I would imagine any Sport Line would be as well.
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My is a 2013 sport line, i wish is pre-wired. With 2 babies i'll check when i can

EDIT: Check today, i don't have wire n. 5 under footrest, so i must wire in my car. I think, it could be present if there is some other optional?

Last edited by omorzo; 02-08-2019 at 04:26 AM.. Reason: Check for pre-wired.
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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.

Tx, Tim
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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.

Tx, Tim
Steering wheels should be the same. You'll also need a new steering wheel harness to connect the paddle shifters, and the wires for the FEM module to the steering wheel if your car isn't prewired.

I'd suggest taking your wheel apart, taking a good picture of the harness, and using that as a reference for which replacement to buy (the new one should look exactly the same as yours but with two blue connectors for the paddles). I didn't check and ended up ordering the wrong harness
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My is a 2013 sport line, i wish is pre-wired. With 2 babies i'll check when i can

EDIT: Check today, i don't have wire n. 5 under footrest, so i must wire in my car. I think, it could be present if there is some other optional?
You will have to add the wire yourself, it isn't hard.
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