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      09-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #111
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Sorry for poorly describing, but I was talking about the flat surfaces that looked like they have been raked/brushed to create the grooves. I was wondering if that maintains it's "brushed" finish with extended use.
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      09-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #112
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Sorry for poorly describing, but I was talking about the flat surfaces that looked like they have been raked/brushed to create the grooves. I was wondering if that maintains it's "brushed" finish with extended use.
Actually, you never touch the front (driver-facing) side of the paddles. Your fingers only touch the backside to pull them towards you and engage the shift. So it's really not an issue
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      11-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #113
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I was stumped about this for a bit as well when I did my install.

I was able to find the holes by feeling around the area.... small soft spots in the back of the steering wheel. Press a little and can see the slit to insert screw driver.



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I had the same problem. It took me 20 mins. You have to feel around for the slits. They are covered under the material around the wheel. You actually have to puncture through the material with your screwdriver to pop off the airbag. Heres an attached pic of your pic, Ive circled the slit. Its that dimple there. Just close your eyes and believe me its behind there.
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      12-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #114
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i am struggling to see exactly where to push to release this clip with the gray wire. somehow i got lucky on the + shifter paddle, and it came undone. i cannot get the wire harness off for the - shifter paddle. i had to put it all back together with a nice upshift paddle and an OEM downshift paddle. i want to get back in there, but i just don't see how to release that clip. any tips are appreciated.
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      12-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #115
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      12-09-2012, 11:33 PM   #116
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I had trouble disconnecting the wires so I left them attached. Makes for a tight work place but was able to complete the install.





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i am struggling to see exactly where to push to release this clip with the gray wire. somehow i got lucky on the + shifter paddle, and it came undone. i cannot get the wire harness off for the - shifter paddle. i had to put it all back together with a nice upshift paddle and an OEM downshift paddle. i want to get back in there, but i just don't see how to release that clip. any tips are appreciated.
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      12-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #117
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I had trouble disconnecting the wires so I left them attached. Makes for a tight work place but was able to complete the install.
i was considering that option. since i did the other one on the bench, i know what i need to do and think I can get away with that.
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      01-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #118
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V2.0 still in progress...depending on how many people can bug Darwin...
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      01-16-2013, 03:26 AM   #119
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V2.0 still in progress...depending on how many people can bug Darwin...
what would be the difference?
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      02-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #120
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i am struggling to see exactly where to push to release this clip with the gray wire. somehow i got lucky on the + shifter paddle, and it came undone. i cannot get the wire harness off for the - shifter paddle. i had to put it all back together with a nice upshift paddle and an OEM downshift paddle. i want to get back in there, but i just don't see how to release that clip. any tips are appreciated.
This was the hardest part for the install for me. I tried and tried and could not get the clips undone. Then I put on a rubber glove (the yellow kind used to wash dishes), took hold of the clip, and wiggled slightly as I pulled with some force. The glove gave me the necessary grip to undo the plugs.

By the way, these paddles are great!
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      02-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #121
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What's his email so we can bug him, and what wil 2.0 offer?

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      02-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #122
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What's his email so we can bug him, and what wil 2.0 offer?
His email is darwin@sonicms.net, v2.0 would offer a revised design...but no added functionality.
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      02-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #123
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Another install - another happy customer!

So this does work on a non m3 ?..
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      02-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #124
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So this does work on a non m3 ?..
Yes provided you have a M3 steering wheel installed...
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Any updates on the v2.0 design?
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      04-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #126
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Any updates on the v2.0 design?
To be honest at this juncture I don't believe we'll release a v2.0 design.
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      04-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #127
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one of the best and cleanness looking paddles
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      04-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #128
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I just ordered a set in Gunmetal
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      04-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #129
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I just ordered a set in Gunmetal
You'll love it! perfect match with PSW
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I installed these, and all I can say is perfect!

No need for version 2.0 of these extended paddles. The Gunmetal is perfect, the paddles don't stick out as do the oem silver. I was hesitant at first given the cutouts on the paddles, but they feel lighter and more easily engaged.

I recommend these 100%!!

Word of advice, don't forget to plug in the airbag cable before re-connecting your battery - now I need to have the airbag warning code cleared. My fault.
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Glad you like it ChrisK!
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