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      09-19-2012, 05:16 AM   #45
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Here are the new shifters on my 2010 Z4, I didn't take snaps before the install but here is where I ordered from. It was a 30 minute install, BMW was whining to do it so had it done at a friends garage.

Also got the nicer pedals

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/32306799619/ES2537238/

Sorry for the poor picture

Edit: You don't need to unplug the airbag, that might set off codes but, do unplug the battery as a precautionary measure.
Very nice work.
In italy, I got difficulties with BMW official shop.
Perhaps, I would be easier to drive in India to have the installation together.
Jokes apart, I looked at the paddles pics, and I have a qustion: I noted that only 1 paddle has got an electrical wire for the connect; the other one seems to be without wires.
How did you install the paddles?
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      09-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #46
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Very nice work.
In italy, I got difficulties with BMW official shop.
Perhaps, I would be easier to drive in India to have the installation together.
Jokes apart, I looked at the paddles pics, and I have a qustion: I noted that only 1 paddle has got an electrical wire for the connect; the other one seems to be without wires.
How did you install the paddles?
Bye.
Thank you, give BMW a miss & look for a good tuner or garage that specializes in BMW or high end cars in general. My paddles were installed at a friends garage that works on super-cars, its really a very simple install.

I was a bit unsure when I received the kit too, the site didn't have pics of the product when I ordered. I assumed, I was the first one to order that part from them.

The downshift (left) paddle uses the stock plug where as the up-shift (right) paddle uses an extra wire/plug to work. I'm not sure about the technical reasoning but once everything plugs in, it all works perfectly. They are so much nicer to use, softer & quicker than the old shifters.
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      10-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #47
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Interesting post, wish BMW would have just made all models with the finger paddles
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      10-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #48
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Interesting post, wish BMW would have just made all models with the finger paddles
I'm still suffering in my E90
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      03-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #49
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Been trying to remove the airbag for 2 days, just can't seem to line up the spring. Was easy on my old e46. Any advice?
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      04-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #50
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We have a set coming that we are going to install soon.
Roman, any news about a retrofit with oem 2012 parts? like to have it installed in my 2009 35i
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      04-08-2013, 08:18 AM   #51
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I succeeded on my 2011. Took some pictures and started writing it up, but looks like you beat me to posting it. The parts from EAS are exactly what you need. Very simple if you're comfortable removing the airbag.
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      04-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #52
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These things are a hell of a lot nicer to use than the old push / pull style
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So you MUST remove the airbag just don't unplug it?
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