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BMW E70 X5M Paddle Shift Retrofit

Posted by Elyse Cruz on May 28th 2020

One of our new customers from Canada, Adam, reached out to us for some electrical pins. We had this in stock, boxed them up and sent up north for his BMW X5M DIY DCT steering wheel retrofit!

Customer tows this trailer camper and with his X5 xDrive35d and likes to keep the truck in a higher gear when towing. This is much easier to articulate using paddles. He ran the wires through the firewall from the steering wheel to the mechatronic plug for the +/- on the paddles. All this was done in about 7-8 hours without having to drop the exhaust or the transmission crossmember!

(Wiring schematic for the retrofit)

Finished product! Adam, hats off to you for undertaking the task of retrofitting this X5M DCT steering wheel into your X5 xDrive35d!