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« on: August 26, 2009, 07:38:47 PM »

After practising on TC's car at Awesome's open day, I felt happy to attempt it on mine  Laugh

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OSIR O-Shift GT, supplied by robokn







Installing: -

Tools needs: -

10mm Spanner or Socket
Medium Size Flat Blade Screwdriver
T15 Size Torx Screwdriver
Small Mirror
Neddle Nose Pilars

Step 1 - Disconnect the Battery

Remove the negative terminal connection from the battery using the 10mm spanner or socket.



Step 2 -Removing the Airbag

Drop the steering wheel all the way down and extend reach all the way out to give as much room as possible.

Turn the wheel one 1/4 turn to the right



Now using the mirror to help see what your doing use the flat blade screwdriver unclip the airbag.



Now turn the wheel to the left and repeat.

The airbag should now be loose. Pull it forward and unclip the two cables (yellow one on the top and black one on the bottom).



Step 3 - Removing the existing paddles

Undo the torx screw near the multi-function wheel buttons



Pull the buttons out and disconnect the small cable that goes to the paddles



Now undo the second screw that holds the paddles onto the wheel.



Carefully pull out the paddle and feed the cable through the steering wheel.

Step 4 - Attach the new OSIR part to the existing paddle

On the existing paddle the button part is held on with a pin, this needs to be removed to separate the paddle.

From the bottom of the paddle start by push the pin through.



Once slight pushed through it can then be pulled out from the other end.

Note - if it sticks then lift the small tab in the middle of the paddle the sit half way down the pin to help hold it in place.



Now being careful separate the paddle from the button, there is a spring that you need to reuse!

Once separated drop the spring in the hole on the new OSIR paddle



Clip the two parts back together and reinsert the pin.

Now reinsert the paddle back into the wheel feeding the cable back through the hole in the steering wheel.

Screw the paddle back into place and insert the connecting cable back into the multi function wheel buttons. Screw the buttons back into place.

Now Repeat for the other side.

Step 5 - Refit the airbag and reconnect the battery

Reconnect the two cables from the airbag to steering wheel.

Line up the airbag on the steering and push it back into place until both clips lock into place.

Finally reconnect and battery negative terminal and tighten the nut.

Crack open a beer or have well earned brew to reward yourself for not setting off the airbag  Laugh


Here's a night time pic showing the new paddle lit-up with the red back lighting

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 07:46:24 PM »

You can click the than you button on my post if you want for letting you practice on my car.  Laugh Wink
Great write up PG.  Congrats

And i dont normally tell people that my latest mod is the best thing since sliced bread, but these paddles are a ergonomic delight and a quality piece of kit for the money.

Even makes me go commando manual round town.  happy2
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 08:10:12 PM »

very nice writeup Steve , about time  happy2 , wasnt quite as slick as  that on TC's was it   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 08:11:47 PM »

It sure wasn't  Grin.

The key is the little mirror for the airbag removal happy2
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 08:13:46 PM »

that reminds me , did you give it back to Tom ?
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 08:14:58 PM »

He said it was fine, he had plenty of make-up mirrors  Wink Laugh Laugh
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 08:22:56 PM »

....

Steve, it looks like you had TID paddle extensions and you've replaced them with these by OSIR.

Did you find you didn't like the TID's? I'm wondering why.

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2009, 07:25:20 AM »

^^ Yes I did have the TID Paddle extensions (Alu ones), which are now for sale  Wink Laugh

With the TID ones I found that they didn't work that well for me (for example you can't change gear using the very end of the extended paddle) and look too non-oem with the way they stick on to the existing paddles  Sick

Plus with the TID paddles costing in the region of £180 compaired to the OSIR ones being £65, given the choice again I would have saved myself a big chunk of cash.

The OSIR ones are shaped on the back and are slightly larger than the stock ones so give the benefit of being more usable when pushing on, feel better to hold (even with saugage fingers like me) and look more OEM when fitted.  happy2
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009, 08:37:13 AM »

^^^^
Fair enough Mr Steven Sausage-Fingers! Laugh

The TID's don't look so aftermarket in black carbonfibre and you can't see how they are fitted anyway unless you've left tape hanging out.

I'd be very interested to have a feel of your OSIR paddles when we meet at The Ring.

The most important thing is that you're happier with them happy2 Cool happy2
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 09:58:06 AM »

He said it was fine, he had plenty of make-up mirrors  Wink Laugh Laugh

hummmm, i thought it was kims, but tom's more than welcome to it, and it would probably get more use with him  signLOL
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009, 05:29:04 PM »

No it was toms that he leant to kim! ;) I think stephs got it now!
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 09:17:56 PM »

I want some of these! Anyone know if they can still be got at 65 and where?  party
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 09:22:00 PM »

^^^ PM robokn  happy2
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 09:38:00 PM »

^^^ PM robokn  happy2

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