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      10-12-2015, 10:26 PM   #23
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Yes you could easily just de-solder your resistors and plug them into the M3's. But the specs for the resistors are as follows;

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There will be different sizes, you will need 1206. I will try to upload pics later on how it goes.

This is all thanks to Christian in Switzerland, I wish I had his Screen name but I don't.
Did you end up doing this?
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      10-24-2015, 12:05 AM   #24
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this looks harder than I imagined.... i was wondering just buying performance alcantara wheels for m3 and buying the m3 paddles + aluminum paddles for swap ... which came out to be a +1k project ..
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      05-12-2016, 05:14 PM   #25
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Hey guys,

I am working this modification myself. Here is a pic of my car with them on. The only thing i am missing is transferring over my stock 135i DCT paddle resistors to the m3 oem paddles i purchased. In all, the modification has ran me about $500.00 (oem m3 paddles included) and i an very happy with the look. NOW I JUST NEED THEM TO WORK!! Haha.. anyways this weekend i will be borrowing my buddy's soldering tool to transfer resistors over. Fingers crossed!! I'll post more pics when done.
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      05-12-2016, 06:29 PM   #26
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Nice! Can you please take a picture of the resistors and where they are located?
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      05-24-2016, 02:19 PM   #27
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Update: M3 Paddles Retrofit

So guys, i am sorry to say, the mod was a failure. After taking apart both paddles, the circuit boards are completely different! People talked about how "easy" it would be to simply de-solder and transfer the stock 135i resistors onto the M3 board... well guess again..

Check out the pictures i took of the stock circuit board and the M3 one. Now i am not an expert electrician but i don't see how doing this is possible. If anyone one of you can tell me where to place the stock resistors, i would be extremely grateful.

Hope my experience also helps out anyone else out there looking to do the same thing.

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      05-24-2016, 02:58 PM   #28
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Hopefully someone can help. Thanks for the pictures. Are the resistors for the m3 on the backside. The little white things?
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      05-25-2016, 11:54 AM   #29
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Hopefully someone can help. Thanks for the pictures. Are the resistors for the m3 on the backside. The little white things?
Not sure what those are. I would assume so. The two designs are completely different. I wouldn't even know where to start soldering. Hopefully the guy that was previously able to do it will find it in his heart to clarify this for us.
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      11-23-2016, 08:39 PM   #30
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Anyone else figure this out?
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      12-01-2016, 11:50 AM   #31
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Anyone else figure this out?
So much has been done for this platform and yet we can't get some decent quality paddles! I use mine every dang day and would love to get them in a better position. BMW really didn't put much effort into their "click" feel either. I mean my Rover paddles have more crisp, short clicks than these!
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      07-11-2018, 01:38 AM   #32
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Omg.
So there are two cables coming out in both type of paddles. Just cut the red cables and solder white ones to them.
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      07-11-2018, 06:32 AM   #33
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      07-11-2018, 10:11 AM   #34
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Omg.
So there are two cables coming out in both type of paddles. Just cut the red cables and solder white ones to them.
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      08-29-2018, 07:51 AM   #35
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Hello,

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I registered just to ask this... I bought the original M3 paddles for my 2009 pre-LCI E92 335i with DCT, since others have gotten them to work so easily. The installation was easy, but they did not work.

My car still has the SSG paddles as it's pre-LCI, but only with DCT gearbox instead of Steptronic. To my understanding the paddles shouldn't even need any resistors or rewiring since the car is pre LCI. Does anybody have any ideas? Thank you.
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Hello,

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I registered just to ask this... I bought the original M3 paddles for my 2009 pre-LCI E92 335i with DCT, since others have gotten them to work so easily. The installation was easy, but they did not work.

My car still has the SSG paddles as it's pre-LCI, but only with DCT gearbox instead of Steptronic. To my understanding the paddles shouldn't even need any resistors or rewiring since the car is pre LCI. Does anybody have any ideas? Thank you.
From what im reading in this thread ( was actually researching to answer your question )

it looks like the DCT transmission will require Resistors be added in. Regardless of LCI Status.

Someone who can confirm please chime in.

if you, or anyone else needs a DIY on installing resistors to the M3 paddles I wrote a DIY here:
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1486777
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From what im reading in this thread ( was actually researching to answer your question )

it looks like the DCT transmission will require Resistors be added in. Regardless of LCI Status.

Someone who can confirm please chime in.

if you, or anyone else needs a DIY on installing resistors to the M3 paddles I wrote a DIY here:
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1486777
Yes, it would be nice to know for sure that the paddles need resistors in this case too, before soldering.

The pre-LCI 335i with DCT was manufactured for only about 18 months so this situation might be somewhat rare, if even the paddles itself are different. They might even need completely different resistors compared to the LCI paddles.
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      09-06-2018, 09:46 PM   #38
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Actually, since the paddle itself is probably just a switch, the easiest thing would be to desolder the red/white leads going from the paddles to the PCBs and switch the PCBs.
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