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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    Your steering wheel
    So they aren't His 'n' Hers showers caps? Seriously though, why are there two in Mark's photo' just coincidence?
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    One is from the original F430 set and one is from the new 16M set I bought

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    One is from the original F430 set and one is from the new 16M set I bought
    I thought it was because you'd put so much work into that wheel you were covering it twice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    Steering wheel paddles completed
    I was happy with the Arduino code and tested as much as I could using a digital simulation so the next step was to build the actuation element of the circuit: this is the part that varies the resistance of the circuit based on paddle position, and it is controlled by my Arduino code. The first prototype is complete and tested and shown below.

    I've housed the three elements; Arduino, power regulation & protection, and the actuation circuit within a plastic box. I've used a panel mount Molex connector to join to the car wiring loom. Internally I've used locking DuPont connectors, but for added reliability and vibration resistance I've sealed the locking tabs with butyl. I have matched the OEM wire colours where I'm interfacing with existing wiring.

    I found a nice space behind the steering module next to the OE timer module. I've secured my module with Velcro.

    Next I turned to the Maserati clock spring. To recap, it is a dual stage airbag version of the single stage airbag F430 clock spring, and I'm re-purposing one of the airbag stages for my paddle wires. I found I had to attach the F430 plugs because the Maserati uses a different type with inbuilt wire wound resistor.

    On the column side of the steering wheel I had to add some pins to the clock spring connector. They are fairly generic Tyco pins of which I had some in stock from a BMW project. I added the pins and ran a power and earth (same earth as the paddles) to my new module behind the dashboard. I also extended a second set of wires from the existing F1 paddle plug to my module rather than cutting off the OE plug and relocating the wires; one of my design requirements was to ensure the entire conversion was reversible if required - if my module is disconnected the OE paddles will still plug in and function without any further changes.

    Of course, the proof is in the pudding. I used the Autel to first check the OE paddles were working and the Autel was recording their status - it was. I next checked what errors to expect if the OE paddle assembly was disconnected: the TCU reports error for up, down, and neutral (nothing pressed). I then cleared codes and plugged in my module: it worked first time. I am quite proud of that because despite the conversion appearing to be a simple change, in the end it actually wasn't.

    I'll trial the system over the coming months and make any programming or paddle position adjustments if necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Great progress and top work.

    I think these projects show that modern cars are not to be feared as much as the dealerships would have us believe ..........
    While this is what I'm hearing, I'll stick with spanners and screwdrivers I think:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJKdh1KZ0w&sns=em&autoplay=0

    Kidding. Loving the project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    While this is what I'm hearing, I'll stick with spanners and screwdrivers I think:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJKdh1KZ0w&sns=em&autoplay=0

    Kidding. Loving the project
    I wondered what Mod looked like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    Your steering wheel
    Yep, lol. I'd have thought the options for that one were quite limited

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    I wondered what Mod looked like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    While this is what I'm hearing, I'll stick with spanners and screwdrivers I think:


    Kidding. Loving the project
    Haha. Here's the original

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    Yep, saw that one as well

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