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Tiptronic steering wheel swap to PDK paddle wheel.


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I have a 2008 with Tiptronic triangle wheel. Hate the switches. I was doing a paddle conversion on a spare that I bought online using the AMG paddles. Then I came across a 2012 987R wheel with paddles. I bought it along with the airbag. I found out that the horn will not operate without changing the EU. So getting spendy I bought a new EU and installed it. Using the Foxwell 530 I was able to reset the airbag light. Faults still remaining as the EU needs to be coded (That's my main question).

 

Paddles do not operate.

Left lower function switch does not operate.

 

How do I code the new EU using the Foxwell 530?

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15 hours ago, man7sell said:

I have a 2008 with Tiptronic triangle wheel. Hate the switches. I was doing a paddle conversion on a spare that I bought online using the AMG paddles. Then I came across a 2012 987R wheel with paddles. I bought it along with the airbag. I found out that the horn will not operate without changing the EU. So getting spendy I bought a new EU and installed it. Using the Foxwell 530 I was able to reset the airbag light. Faults still remaining as the EU needs to be coded (That's my main question).

 

Paddles do not operate.

Left lower function switch does not operate.

 

How do I code the new EU using the Foxwell 530?

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

 

You don't, you will need access to a PIWIS system to do the coding.

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On 1/26/2022 at 7:05 AM, JFP in PA said:

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

 

You don't, you will need access to a PIWIS system to do the coding.

Yes found that out.  But then I had an epiphany. Talked to the guy I bought the wheel from, he had the EU from the same car so it would come coded. Should have thought of this before I shelled out for a new one. Live and learn. So when it arrives I will try it out. My office is starting to look like a Porsche spares shop.

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You will not be out of the woods just yet. A lot of things in the car are coded to your existing DME, so swap it out and the steering wheel may work, but other stuff may not, and you will start throwing codes. You are replacing a small problem with a larger one; find a PIWIS and just code the wheel to the car and be done with it.  These car's electronics are system, not a bunch of unconnected components; randomly substituting control units is a recipe for a lot of future diagnostics time........

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