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Detachable Paddle Shifter Kit With Quick Release For BMW E46 3 Series including M3 SMG Steptronic Step-Tronic

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The paddle shifter detaches with the steering wheel, and all wiring connections are made through the quick release terminals - there is no external wiring hanging off the steering wheel.

Following up on the success of our detachable paddle shifter systems for the Porsche 986 Boxster, Porsche 997, Cayman PDK, Boxster 987 and R35 GT-R, now available from The Tuners Group are Paddle Shifter and Quick Release kits for the BMW E46 SMG

This bundle for the BMW E46 includes a Japanese made Paddle Shifter, a special short steering boss / hub manufactured in Japan, and a steering quick release with your choice of either 8 electrical pins or 20+ electrical pins ... all available in a convenient product bundle.

This bundle for the BMW E46 has been released specifically in response to requests by BMW drivers who have seen our paddle shifter and quick release kits for the Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R and various Porsches who want the same functionality for their BMW.

What's In The System ?

This system consists of the following products ...

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1 x Paddle Shifter

The Paddle Shifter is manufactured in Japan, and places specially designed ergonomic carbon fibre paddles behind your steering wheel. You can shift gears with a 7mm stroke of the precision engineered paddles.

The carefully made, beautifully detailed Paddle Shifter is composed of machined aluminium alloy and finished with a very hard wearing Alumite treatment.

The carbon fibre paddles are adjustable to match the size of your hand or steering wheel by up to 15 mm on each side.

The adjustment range allows for distances between the outer edges of the paddles of 270mm to 304mm.

The microswitch wiring is beautifully concealed within the shift mechanism.


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1 x Quick Release with 8 pin wiring connector or 20+ pin wiring connector.

This product bundle is available with your choice of a quick release with an 8 pin electrical connector, or a quick release with more than 20 pins on the connector.

If you want to add additional steering wheel mounted buttons or switches, you may want the 20+ pin quick release. If you think you will be wanting to have more than 1 additional switch on the steering wheel, it is always worth going with the version with 20 + pins instead of 8 pins, as the 20 + pin version offers so much more room to add additional buttons to the steering wheel in the future.

1 x Short Steering Wheel Boss Kit Hub

The exclusive short hub system is designed for use with quick releases.

This short hub system is designed to compensate for the length of the steering quick release and prevents setting the steering wheel too close to the driver.

With the short hub system, the user is able to offset the position of the steering wheel away from the driver for optimum driver position.

1 x Airbag Warning Cancellation Harness

The Airbag Warning Cancellation Harness allows the driver to bypass the airbag signal in order to prevent the in-dash airbag warning light flashing or staying on once an aftermarket wheel is installed.

Steering Wheel Compatability

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The paddle shifter and quick release are designed to be used with aftermarket steering wheels.

It cannot be used with the factory airbag steering wheel.

At the steering wheel end, the Quick Release ships pre-machined with bolt holes in standard 6 bolt Momo bolt pattern steering (PCD 70mm).

If you require an aftermarket steering wheel, we can supply a wide range of aftermarket steering wheels.

Click here to see our range of steering wheels

Installation Info

The Paddle Shifter mechanism in this bundle is designed to be wired into your car's electrical system by a qualified auto electrical engineer / auto electrician.

The kit includes a wiring harness with a plug on it which plugs into the factory BMW connector behind the steering wheel. Your installer will need to wire the paddles to the connector on the quick release and to connect the wiring harness to the connector on the quick release.

Category: Paddle Shifters

Manufacturer: Various

Model: PSQR-E90

created on 2010-01-22 12:39:15 by TTG