BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Regional Forums > USA - Mid-Atlantic
 
GTB Performance
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-16-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
Boost3dm3
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Boost3dm3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro


Posts: 470
iTrader: (0)

Finally got my PSW

Installed myself with errors (coil spring cartridge damaged but i believe originally defective), After new cartridge was installed by dealer everything working flawlessly.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Become a BMW CCA member; please use member #405205 as a reference . Click here to join online
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
Shareefo
Shogun
6

 
Shareefo's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 Alpine White/Fox Red M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NoVA/DC Metro


Posts: 66
iTrader: (0)

Congrats! Its an amazingly fun steering wheel. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road! Almost hit a truck trying to see the most Gs I can hit.
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
novablackm3
Captain
15

 
Drives: e92 m3 , e70 x5m
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern VA


Posts: 640
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to novablackm3
picking mine up from tischer tomorrow ! any pointers on the install?
__________________
Alpine White E70 11 X5M - K&N Filter , STI Mag , LI , Self coded , Ultimate DP
Jerez Black E92 10 m3 - STI Mag| LI | RE SSK | AFE Filter | Fabspeed XFC / Xpipe | AA ECU 1.5v | BMW PSW | | Envy Charger | Megan Exhaust | Mich SuperSport | Self coded a bunch of stuff
Jetblack E92 08 m3 - V1 | RE SSK | RR Scoops | AFE Filter | AA ECU <Retired>
Appreciate 0
      10-17-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
Boost3dm3
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Boost3dm3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro


Posts: 470
iTrader: (0)

yea its a big risk doing it yourself. It can be done, I installed mine flawlessly using the official instructions and the ones provided by doba but the real risk is that if something goes wrong you may get screwed. In my situation I bought my wheel also from tischer and after installing got two errors which were the passenger restraint system malfunction and the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel were not working. The oled on the steering wheel itself worked fine and I could see my rpms and other data. After doing a lot of diagnosing I narrowed it down to the coil spring cartridge. For some reason the signals were not going through. I contacted tischer and unfortunately they can't exchange it as defective without a bmw technician saying its defective. Here lies the dilemma, because I installed the wheel myself, any technician will and did in my case say that it was installation error that caused the coil spring cartridge to be damaged but of course I took the utmost care and precision in installing it into my car. Who has the last say? BMW of course so BMW 1 Me 0 . Really tho I think nobody can actually prove anything I mean whos to say it was or wasnt a factory defect. If everything goes smoothly then its all fine but anything and I MEAN ANYTHING goes wrong you can be in some deep shiets. I had no choice but to take the car into the dealership and $300+ later my steering wheel and buttons work with no error messages and the cause was a manufacturers defect in the coil spring cartridge according to me and a installation error according to the dealership.

Most importantly though be careful and take your time or just hire someone to do it. You can contact pseto or dondon on e90post for the name of a installer that works at tischer and will do it on the side.
__________________
Become a BMW CCA member; please use member #405205 as a reference . Click here to join online
Appreciate 0
      10-17-2009, 12:17 PM   #5
rav7ks
First Lieutenant
6

 
rav7ks's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MD


Posts: 382
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
08 M3  [0.00]
Glad to hear your problem got taken care of.
I have heard of many problems with this install but I haven't heard of problems with defective coil spring cartidges. This install can be difficult as there is the potential to break anyone of the connectors as they can be difficult to remove. I had broken one of them and I had to buy a new one from Tischer.
BTW many dealers will say that it has to be programmed etc and try to charge for it. No programming is necessary unless you remove the steering wheel angle sensor which will result in multiple errors. That is the most important step and as outlined in the step by step in the DIY by Doba, the sensor is not to be removed from the steering assembly.
Appreciate 0
      10-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
pseto
Major General
United_States
89

 
pseto's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 E92 ZCP, M Roadster, X5 4.4
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbia, MD


Posts: 6,504
iTrader: (4)

its about time the mods start coming
__________________
Paul Seto - BMW Car Club of America
National Capital Chapter (MD/DC/NoVA), President & Social Chairman

Become a BMW CCA member & reference my member# 339225
Join our NCC Facebook Page
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #7
DoNDoN
Colonel
Thailand
28

 
DoNDoN's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3 AW
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NoVA


Posts: 2,038
iTrader: (1)

You are still alive? I havent seen you in a while.

The new mod looks good.

BTW dont you think is is time to take off that blue sticker on your dead pedal?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
novablackm3
Captain
15

 
Drives: e92 m3 , e70 x5m
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern VA


Posts: 640
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to novablackm3
just put mine in as well + fabspeed XFC + X pipe + afe

love it!!
__________________
Alpine White E70 11 X5M - K&N Filter , STI Mag , LI , Self coded , Ultimate DP
Jerez Black E92 10 m3 - STI Mag| LI | RE SSK | AFE Filter | Fabspeed XFC / Xpipe | AA ECU 1.5v | BMW PSW | | Envy Charger | Megan Exhaust | Mich SuperSport | Self coded a bunch of stuff
Jetblack E92 08 m3 - V1 | RE SSK | RR Scoops | AFE Filter | AA ECU <Retired>
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #9
Boost3dm3
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Boost3dm3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro


Posts: 470
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DoNDoN View Post
You are still alive? I havent seen you in a while.

The new mod looks good.

BTW dont you think is is time to take off that blue sticker on your dead pedal?
yea i'm still alive been pretty busy with work and NO I REFUSE TO TAKE THE BLUE STICKER OFF! I'll see you around sometime im sure.
__________________
Become a BMW CCA member; please use member #405205 as a reference . Click here to join online
Appreciate 0
      10-19-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
SlammedR8
Brigadier General
Canada
115

 
SlammedR8's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Audi R8 V10 +2013 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto


Posts: 4,937
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to SlammedR8
i love your blue dead pedal
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2009, 08:17 PM   #11
novablackm3
Captain
15

 
Drives: e92 m3 , e70 x5m
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern VA


Posts: 640
iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to novablackm3
spray it w/ 3m scotchgard. i put that shit on everything
__________________
Alpine White E70 11 X5M - K&N Filter , STI Mag , LI , Self coded , Ultimate DP
Jerez Black E92 10 m3 - STI Mag| LI | RE SSK | AFE Filter | Fabspeed XFC / Xpipe | AA ECU 1.5v | BMW PSW | | Envy Charger | Megan Exhaust | Mich SuperSport | Self coded a bunch of stuff
Jetblack E92 08 m3 - V1 | RE SSK | RR Scoops | AFE Filter | AA ECU <Retired>
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2009, 06:14 AM   #12
bavarian19
General
United_States
230

 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA


Posts: 18,814
iTrader: (23)

looks good!
Appreciate 0
      10-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #13
Boost3dm3
Lieutenant
United_States
7

 
Boost3dm3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: DC Metro


Posts: 470
iTrader: (0)

3m scotchgard on the steering wheel?????
__________________
Become a BMW CCA member; please use member #405205 as a reference . Click here to join online
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST