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      11-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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HELP! Sonic's Paddle Shifters

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I'm in the middle of installing those SonicMS Verstrasse Extended Paddle Shifters, and I can remove the (&^%*^& gray wire connected to the OEM paddle shifters to save my life. Help!?
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      11-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'm in the middle of installing those SonicMS Verstrasse Extended Paddle Shifters, and I can remove the (&^%*^& gray wire connected to the OEM paddle shifters to save my life. Help!?
Hey check out this DIY hope it helps. I order them yesterday from PYspeed can't wait to install them.

http://www.mfestforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14718
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      11-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Hey check out this DIY hope it helps. I order them yesterday from PYspeed can't wait to install them.

http://www.mfestforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14718
Thanks. Yeah thats the guide I was following. I just wasnt able to remove the gray wire. Didnt want to pull ridiculously hard either for fear of breaking them.

I ended up just swapping out the paddles while the housing unit was still attached to the wheel. It wasnt that hard to work with them from the weird angle.
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Thanks. Yeah thats the guide I was following. I just wasnt able to remove the gray wire. Didnt want to pull ridiculously hard either for fear of breaking them.

I ended up just swapping out the paddles while the housing unit was still attached to the wheel. It wasnt that hard to work with them from the weird angle.
Ok let me know how they feel compared to the OEM!
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Ok let me know how they feel compared to the OEM!
they feel great! I think its totally worth it... feels like a stronger, more secure grab (not sure how to explain it), and they look sexy too
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      11-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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lol.. here you go
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its dark, so the flash makes them look brighter than they really are..
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wow those look awesome!
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The extended paddles are really awesome. I got them in gunmetal but they look great in oem grey too!
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I installed a set last weekend. I love them except I would prefer if they were angled (bent) a little towards the dash. They are so close to the back of the steering wheel, that you can't get your finder back in between the paddles and the wheel when driving.
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That would be an issue.....anyone else?

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I installed a set last weekend. I love them except I would prefer if they were angled (bent) a little towards the dash. They are so close to the back of the steering wheel, that you can't get your finder back in between the paddles and the wheel when driving.
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That would be an issue.....anyone else?
No such problem here. Love the paddles.

Like the OP, I was unable to get the wire removed and just replaced them in the car. Last thing I wanted to do was damage the wire / connector. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be though. Quite simply really.
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no problem here - LOVE those paddles. Maybe 03beastcharmer has big hands?? EAS has their own version too, but they're not as nice as these. Simple and very functional.
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