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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: 997.1 Tip paddle conversion Reply with quote

I’ve been eying up adding paddles to my car for a while.

Stalked eBay for a PDK paddle wheel but never found one in sand beige, new air bag and the quote for supply of all the parts plus coding which a couple of indies I spoke to didn’t want to or weren’t up for doing it.

So, when a sport wheel came up cheap I grabbed it and just picked up from some old merc AMG paddles.

Plan is to get it re wrapped, square bottom and thickened. Talking to LS and LEDERMANZ.

So to the pointy part of this post.

Add the paddles and keep the tip buttons?
Add the paddles and blank off the tip buttons?

I believed our can wire them in parallel if you maintain a ground to the buttons.

As ever all help, advice and guidance greatly received.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

done it on mine and kept the original multi function wheel

if it was not multi function I would have gone manual sports wheel

got the merc paddles and got my mechanic to wire it up. make sure you have a resistor in there too. few threads on here about it.

I really like it and it took a bit of adjusting to get there but its a great feel with the merc paddles and seems to shift quicker too.

where you based? I am in the south east and you are welcome to have a go in mine before you bite the bullet.

thread here on my car and scroll down on first page for pics:


talk to jack at royal steering wheels as well if you are going to do a flat bottom and changes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up.

Nice thread on your car, few bits there I might apply to my car.

Have the sport wheel and the donor I bought us also sport too so again have a donor harness.

Just looked and Those manual Plate covers are about £100 a pop!

Will keep and eye out for some.

I remember reading about needing a resistor but can’t find where it was. The wiring diagram seems pretty straight forward but might end up getting it done by some one.

I’m based in Notts so might be but far for a test drive but appreciate the offer.
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