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Old 03-11-2011, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by NoQuarter View Post
I have only done this on my own car. That said, the process for you to follow would be to verify if the option was available to purchase when the car was new - if so no problem, If not, then it is the risk to take as a DIY project.

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The SAT was an option on 530i upwards and not on the 525i in the UK, however realoem does show both options so maybe it was available in other european countries. I have just purchased a 2008 SAT steering wheel so I do hope I can get this to work.Realoem E61 LCI 525i
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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I suppose it comes down to which tranny sits in your vehicle. I know it works on the ZF 6HP26 TU. I dont know whether the ZF 6HP19 TU is identical and just have a lower torque rating?

Great that there's a fresh, condensed on this super mod which even contains a how-to on coding. Excellent.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:28 AM
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A couple post mod comments:

1) I have a read a couple references in BMW literature as as from other members that paddles are an official optional component. If we can determine that is true then we should be able to suport the mod even better via the correct vehicle order.

2) I think the steering in sport mode has always felt too hard to be correct (but NavarroOne sure likes it just the way it is). Navarro took a test drive in a car with factory SAT and mentioned the steering was different so it seems I need to find how to properly code for the correct steering behavior. I do wonder how it is handled between cars that have active steering and those that do not??

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:06 AM
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I still have the paddleshift steering wheel in my lounge and am no futher in making this mod happen. The probelm is that I have the 6HP19 TU gearbox and I am unable to confirm that this mod is possible. I have a quote from my dealer for the shifter and trim pieces etc which is 350 and this is within my budget, however I dont want to buy the parts if it wont work.
Does anyone have any more info on this? I am getting desparate now.

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:00 PM
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:26 AM
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Hi. I'm installed a M5 steering wheels with shift pads and my car is e60 Lci from 09-2007. I've read this post and i'ts very very interesting 'cause i think is the only way to fit the M5 paddles in this car... don't you?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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One thing I've always wondered is what the Sport button does? I know my car has the DS mode that can be turned on from the stick, but no actual button. Are they the same thing or two entirely different creatures?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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On the original thread, there's an exhaustive description of the differences. But basically hitting sport gives you faster shifting (200 ms), increased throttle response and a heavier weighted steering.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by NavarroOne View Post
On the original thread, there's an exhaustive description of the differences. But basically hitting sport gives you faster shifting (200 ms), increased throttle response and a heavier weighted steering.

Fun fact... an eye blink takes about 300-400ms
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:16 AM
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Question : is it also necessary to edit the FDC -Dynamic Driving Controlfunction- by coding SAT in a LCI to have full function of the sportbutton ?
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