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      01-08-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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Shift Lights from JB4 - Possible to get on M3?

I helped a buddy of mine, member alexc93 on E90post, install his JB4 that he got today...after taking it out for a spin and checking out all the new features, I have to day that I really like the shift light feature. Check it out:



Is there any way we can get this to work on the M3? Through coding or something? I would love to have this feature as I don't want to drop the money on a BMW Performance steering wheel....thoughts?


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      01-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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yeah that is actually really cool feature to have. I think maybe autologic tool can do this.. I am not so sure.. try contact some of the vendors that does the coding see if they can figure something out.
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Do not all M3's have shift lights?
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Do not all M3's have shift lights?
only DCT guys have them.no love for 6mt
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Ooooo thats gay...and seems unnecessary to have two different clusters from a business standpoint.
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yeah that is actually really cool feature to have. I think maybe autologic tool can do this.. I am so sure.. try contact some of the vendors that does the coding see if they can figure something out.
autologic will not do this.
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Yea why doesn't the 6mt have them wtf
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autologic will not do this.
that is sad. lol. I guess I can live without a shift light
lol. maybe tried to get the new performance steering wheel.
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Yea why doesn't the 6mt have them wtf
tell me about it. lol
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Damn...I really want those shift lights hahah...IMO, shift lights are more important on a 6spd than DCT...
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That's really cool -- except that I can't see the blinker displays from my seat position as it is.
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That's really cool -- except that I can't see the blinker displays from my seat position as it is.
Jesus....how "behind the B pillar ghetto" do you sit?!
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Check out the BMS can-tool. Not sure if it will work on the M3. It plugs into the obd port. Contact burger tuning.
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Im sure you could ask Terry @ BMS if he has a piggy for shifting lights etc on am M3...who knows? Not sure how different the communications are between the ECU/CAN on an M3 are in comparison to the 335i but it would be a welcome item for the 6MT M3 community =)
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DCT FTW! lol

but seriously, 6MT would be more suited for shift lights than DCT lol
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There are multiple ways. If the OBDII connector is similar to the N54, there is CAN as well as a tach signal. From there any type of shift light would work. Be it a discrete buzzed or your big dash mounted unit.

I'll scope the port soon and determine what signals are where and look into a simple solution. I prefer buzzers as the audible tone doesn't require looking away from the road and this is fairly easy to do and not visible.

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Im sure you could ask Terry @ BMS if he has a piggy for shifting lights etc on am M3...who knows? Not sure how different the communications are between the ECU/CAN on an M3 are in comparison to the 335i but it would be a welcome item for the 6MT M3 community =)
I talked to Terry, he said that they might be making something like that in future, but there is no time frame yet of when this will be tackled...some time soon I hope.

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There are multiple ways. If the OBDII connector is similar to the N54, there is CAN as well as a tach signal. From there any type of shift light would work. Be it a discrete buzzed or your big dash mounted unit.

I'll scope the port soon and determine what signals are where and look into a simple solution. I prefer buzzers as the audible tone doesn't require looking away from the road and this is fairly easy to do and not visible.
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The same pin is available on the OBDII connector so I will throw a scope on it and see it it is an RPM signal. If so, this would be very easy to do. But the question is, would anyone want it? Do most want flashign turn signals or soemthign else?

I'll still probably put together an audible notification. Perhaps beeps and then a steady tone as you get near the redline.
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I'll still probably put together an audible notification. Perhaps beeps and then a steady tone as you get near the redline.
Sounds great.. Or in combination with something visual
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I actually would prefer the indicator lights to be the shift lights.
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That would require a CAN interface then.
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