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      04-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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++ Paddle Shifter(+/ -) pull pull installed on '09++

Here we go...







No reprogram need.

Unplug battery
Pop the air-bag out using t25 driver sneak in to the little holes
After that just couple screw t25 and swap them

Part no. 32306795939 confirmed
roughly about 400 USD
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      04-08-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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Nice!
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      04-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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nice...400 dollars though...hmm, will have to get smart top before this. Its bad but I almost never use the paddles mainly due to their odd setup they have from stock. I am not sure I would justify 400 dollars on to change how gears are selected.
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I did the Smarttop first, then this about a year later. The paddle shifters make a much bigger difference in the car than the Smarttop did. The shifters are part of your interface to driving it, and these really do change the whole personality of the car. The Smarttop really only is being used during those ten seconds you're putting the top down or parking the car.

I'm used to driving manual transmissions. I've driven this car mostly in automatic mode since I got it, occasionally using the console shifter but rarely the old paddles. With these I'm in manual mode most of the time. It's probably worth going to the dealership and taking a test drive in one that has them to see if they're worth it to you, but they were to me.
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      04-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Good Job!

Do they only pull/pull for downshift on left and upshift on right OR do they also push/push for the same downshift on left and upshift on right?
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They are actually $578.50 listed price.
You can get some discount. Just ask around if some shop can help you with that.
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Good Job!

Do they only pull/pull for downshift on left and upshift on right OR do they also push/push for the same downshift on left and upshift on right?
They can only be pull now on both side.
Can not push.


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nice...400 dollars though...hmm, will have to get smart top before this. Its bad but I almost never use the paddles mainly due to their odd setup they have from stock. I am not sure I would justify 400 dollars on to change how gears are selected.
I track my car as hobby and like to use it a lot. This is the only car I track that is not stick shift.

If you not really using it. It is waste of money.

If you use the Push/pull one a lot , this is worth every penny.
It's not only the pull pull function. The range of finger reach and the touching help a lot.
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This is the cheapest place for parts. http://www.tomkinsonbmwparts.com

$347 from them.
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Here we go...







No reprogram need.

Unplug battery
Pop the air-bag out using t25 driver sneak in to the little holes
After that just couple screw t25 and swap them

Part no. 32306795939 confirmed
roughly about 400 USD
Great job!! will be my next mod, thanks.
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Brilliant dude!! Well done, looks awesome!!!
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This is the cheapest place for parts. http://www.tomkinsonbmwparts.com

$347 from them.
Found them cheaper at Mybimmerparts.com (Passport BMW)
$318.18
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I am assuming these parts are the same for a 35is?
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Found them cheaper at Mybimmerparts.com (Passport BMW)
$318.18
blast they don't ship to Australia!
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I am assuming these parts are the same for a 35is?
Yup! Checked it on RealOEM.
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how hard is it to remove the airbag and old paddles?
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nice, doesnt bother me with push / pull ones, this does it it updated look
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how hard is it to remove the airbag and old paddles?
If you have a good tool that reach the right spot, It come out in 4 seconds.

Might have hard time find the right spot thought.

It clipped on not bolt on. Push at the spot they popped.


Then after air bag out, take only one screw for each paddle.

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If you have a good tool that reach the right spot, It come out in 4 seconds.

Might have hard time find the right spot thought.

It clipped on not bolt on. Push at the spot they popped.


Then after air bag out, take only one screw for each paddle.

I decided to do this. Can you help locating the right place to push to remove the airbag?
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The screwdriver has to go into the slots nearly vertically, then swing toward the center while pushing the side of the screwdriver against a pin. It took me days to get it.

PDF attached showing how I installed the paddles. YMMV.
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I decided to do this. Can you help locating the right place to push to remove the airbag?
Copper plate just go you for that
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Great instructions. Just one question: Do you push the screwdriver in to release the spring/clip or do you have to twist or push the screwdriver backwards/forward?
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