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imp75
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see what the paddled wheel looks like in situ. Distinct but subtle difference I expect.
 
  
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AndrewM
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was considering what these would be like today but it seems to me that the indicator stalks are very close to the wheel. do they interfere with the use of them?
 
  
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beebman
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

As requested, some pics of the wheel in situ. ignore the colour mismatch as its a test wheel not some sort of fashion statement Very Happy

shaun
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try that again. PC
 
  
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nicholas lawrence
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paddles work lovely - I've not complained about my 'tip box since having em!




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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll try that again. PC
 



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're heavy!


Looks mint man! x
 
  
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nicholas lawrence
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is the airbag thing a different colour?
 
  
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beebman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicholas Lawrence wrote:
Why is the airbag thing a different colour?


Hi Nicholas,

I purchased a cheapest wheel I could find on eBay to test the paddles and work out how best to fit them. Didn't fancy hacking up my wheel until I was sure that the paddles worked and the spacing of the paddles was correct.

shaun Very Happy
 
  
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AndrewM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a top job. You posted previously that you would do a full guide. Is that still on the cards?
 
  
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beebman
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewM wrote:
Looks like a top job. You posted previously that you would do a full guide. Is that still on the cards?


I'll probably put something together when I convert my actual wheel. At the moment I'm testing the grey wheel to make sure everything works correctly.

shaun Thumb
 
  
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RichS1963
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if someone could insert the relevant tech bits for multi func wheels re resistors etc, that would be really helpful...
 
  
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AndrewM
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Shaun, your work is appreciated.
 
  
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beebman
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

While nosing on the net last night for Porsche bits, I came across the company that make the paddles for the Porsche Design Steering Wheels.

http://hdo-gmbh.com/cms/en/content/steering-wheel-switch-paddle#

It turns out that they make the paddles for K & L / TRW who provide Porsche parts. I wondered if you could source them directly for the manufacturer or the reseller and save some money as well as having the correct paddles on the car. Anyone got any idea of how you would go about sourcing item directly from suppliers?

shaun Question
 
  
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mkoenigsheim
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Beebman - respect. you must have balls of steel to try this 1st!!

well that and a spare wheel Wink

my paddles arrived yesterday and i spent the best part of 4 hours today making them work.

scary moments drilling a hole into the wheel and then cutting squares out...
couple of photos on the next post.

Apologies I didn't get the chance to make a how to - I did this from my office..
anybody has questions feel free to PM me.

I can confirm that for the sport wheel with no multifunction, no resistors are required - very simple to connect 4 cables.

upshift - yellow cable to the white (more dark cream) colour, black to black
down shift, red to the yellow cable on the paddle, black to black.

if you look carefully you will notice i got the down shifter wrong- it is a little higher than the up shifter - i placed it in the right place but when i drills the hole for the securing bolt i drilled at the wrong angle.

the paddles don't fit 100% at the rear - clearly that would be a miracle if the wheels had 100% the same shape and form but they feel rock solid

however I am a happy bunny - paddles and buttons all work perfectly.

thanks also to Klaus for the schematics
 
  
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mkoenigsheim
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pictures....
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medicus
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking at your photos here, I see you did not opt for recessing the shift paddle's completely, as you can see the small brass pin etc., I made mine completely flush, by cutting more of the old steering wheel away, as the paddle's were flat, and the wheel convex, it was awkward, but with a bit of black mastic, it looks factory fresh.
I have done 5 of these now, and its true what they say about getting better each time (lol) I have the first prototype on my car, done about a year ago, and the latest ones are away with jack at royal steering wheels, being re trimmed this week.
great job anyway sir, well done.
 
  
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medicus
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on a separate note, I ran the original wires from my tip buttons down through the clock spring, and left them unconnected by my centre console, im in two minds as to what to use the redundant buttons for? im thinking perhaps radio volume, or possible passenger seat backrest, for the young ladies?????

obviously you can have them as tip control, but why have both button and paddle? better use them for some other electrical function, like rear spoiler up?
what do you lot think?
 
  
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mkoenigsheim
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewM wrote:
I was considering what these would be like today but it seems to me that the indicator stalks are very close to the wheel. do they interfere with the use of them?



Andrew - no more than on any other car - I have an Audi with paddles and they are a similar gap.
you just need to be careful with the placement - any further out to the side and they would get in the way i think.

But if you look at other cars - these are in pretty much the same position close enough to be easy to get to but not be in the way of your thumb

Actually you need to be very careful with the placement to make sure that the screw connecting them isn't in the way of the original switch - it is apparent when you have the airbag off and look where you would need to drill a hole for a screw..
 
  
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carruthers
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone done this sort of thing with a PDK wheel ?
 
  
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