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Thumbs down hit in the head by shift knob - 10-03-2013, 05:55 PM

So I was doing the paddle shift retrofit and I wasn't able to get my shift knob off but I yanked it real hard and it hit me in the head I think I have a concussion what do I do car has no steering wheel can't drive to hospital


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Default 10-03-2013, 06:12 PM

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So I was doing the paddle shift retrofit and I wasn't able to get my shift knob off but I yanked it real hard and it hit me in the head I think I have a concussion what do I do car has no steering wheel can't drive to hospital
Nah, you're good

If you had time to write this post, I think you will live and are fine


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Default 10-03-2013, 11:40 PM

I guess I'm fine...

I got everything installed just right... new paddles are working... except my steering wheel is in the wrong position now and I get steering angle sensor errors! Now I can't get the airbag back off! Can't find those clips! LOL!


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Default 10-04-2013, 02:36 AM

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I guess I'm fine...

I got everything installed just right... new paddles are working... except my steering wheel is in the wrong position now and I get steering angle sensor errors! Now I can't get the airbag back off! Can't find those clips! LOL!
Glad you got you paddle shifters working and you survived the install. I've smacked myself with the shifter in a couple installs.

Did you have the install guide when doing the retrofit? It explains about the pins in the wheel and not to bash yourself in the face with the shifter.

The wheel can not go on any other way then the correct way. If you try to put it on crooked it won't go on. The retrofit does not touch or affect the steering sensors. So not sure what is up with that.
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Default 10-04-2013, 06:59 AM

I have heard of other people doing this. Actually someone said they cracked their windshield.


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Default 10-04-2013, 08:47 AM

lol, this thread cracks me up.

Thankfully I'm a 6MT.
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Default 10-04-2013, 10:08 AM

@Jason: Thanks for the tip. I didn't use the BMS kit, I stripped wires and soldered the whole thing, using some DIY on another forum for where the pins go, it was a PITA though and those instructions were not nearly as clear as a BMS manual would've been. And I think I wouldn't have injured myself if I had gotten the BMS kit because I would have had that tip in the first place. Hard to avoid though, did it a second time (though not as hard and not in my temple that time). In retrospect I probably should have just bought the kit.

I just put the wheel back on crooked in that going "straight" was the wheel turned at a ~30 degree angle. I don't know how I managed to do this - probably because I had hit myself in the head recently.

I figured out the trick to taking out the airbag. Everything is working now.


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Default 10-04-2013, 10:42 AM

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@Jason: Thanks for the tip. I didn't use the BMS kit, I stripped wires and soldered the whole thing, using some DIY on another forum for where the pins go, it was a PITA though and those instructions were not nearly as clear as a BMS manual would've been. And I think I wouldn't have injured myself if I had gotten the BMS kit because I would have had that tip in the first place. Hard to avoid though, did it a second time (though not as hard and not in my temple that time). In retrospect I probably should have just bought the kit.

I just put the wheel back on crooked in that going "straight" was the wheel turned at a ~30 degree angle. I don't know how I managed to do this - probably because I had hit myself in the head recently.

I figured out the trick to taking out the airbag. Everything is working now.

Well our kit is always available for the people who want a "painless" plug and play install. Glad everything is working. You can put the $149.00 you saved towards the doctor bill and getting the car repaired.


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Default 10-04-2013, 10:23 PM

Not going to lie, I cracked up when I read the first post too. I did an install for a friend but I was able to avoid the windshield and my face when I yanked the knob.


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