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Old 08-30-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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M3 Steering wheel w/ paddle shifters on a manual?

I found a steering wheel with paddle shifters for cheap.

I have a manual and would not need to use paddle shifters.

Is the SMG wheel and non SMG wheel the same structurally? Would I just be able to strip out the SMG portion of the wheel?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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I think the paddle shifters are removable, so you should be able to use it with the manual. They both mount up in the same manner.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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It would be cool if they served a purpose, like to raise or lower stereo volume.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:42 PM   #4
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But that already is on the steering wheel
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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I think you can take them off
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:51 PM   #6
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I think the paddle shifters are removable, so you should be able to use it with the manual. They both mount up in the same manner.
Thanks - I'd assume so. I'm more concerned with removing them and then swaping over my own controls from my sport wheel.
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Thanks - I'd assume so. I'm more concerned with removing them and then swaping over my own controls from my sport wheel.
I guess it's a ZCP wheel? If so yea, the multifunction buttons swap right over. (I swapped my stock wheel's buttons to my ZCP wheel, and the M3 and non-M have the same p/n for the buttons)
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:40 AM   #8
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Wire them to the sunroof.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:06 AM   #9
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They can be removed. Few hex bolts. All other stuff will work just fine. Sell the paddle shifters for $50 on Ebay and recoup some money. Do not throw them away.

10 torx bolt if I remember. BMW has so many parts that come off with a 10 torx/hex.
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My M3 wheel is an SMG wheel. When I had an auto I had them wired up to the sport mode shifter. When I went manual I removed the paddles and sold them. The only difference is that there are fairly small holes where the SMG paddles used to be on the back side of the steering wheel. I don't really notice them though.
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Like everyone said, the wheel is structurally the same and u can either leave or remove the paddles. If I were u I would leave the paddles on there and use it to wire any future switch/functions

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