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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; LEFT: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-209166.../dp/B004JBCE3C GM#20916648 RIGHT: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-208927.../dp/B004JBE890 GM#20892780 The These switches as well as the Steering Wheel Harness that has the receptacles ...
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    Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    LEFT: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-209166.../dp/B004JBCE3C GM#20916648

    RIGHT: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-208927.../dp/B004JBE890 GM#20892780

    The These switches as well as the Steering Wheel Harness that has the receptacles for these, GM# 25919020, can also be ordered from http://www.gmpartsonline.net

    UPDATE: NOT THE CORRECT HARNESS!

    All that is needed to add these to a 2008 up that does not have them is to cut holes to mount the switches in the bezel and make a connection to X202 pin13.

    I will post more as I do the mod.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    The problem you might encounter is that if paddle shifters were not available on any CTS for your model year, then the steering column wire harness will not have the necessary connections to allow them to work. On newer models when paddle shifters were an option then can be retrofitted to any model.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    Quote Originally Posted by C "T" ess View Post
    The problem you might encounter is that if paddle shifters were not available on any CTS for your model year, then the steering column wire harness will not have the necessary connections to allow them to work. On newer models when paddle shifters were an option then can be retrofitted to any model.
    My only concern was if the three unused connections in the clock spring actually passed through. They do. So I tested the idea using two switches and two resistors (now that I have the factory switches I found they also contain one resistor. Not the same size as mine, Hmm). Worked fine with one connection through clock spring. I have not received the steering wheel harness. Hopefully it will provide all connections to the top of the clock spring and I will only have to connect the bottom of it to X202.

    Keep the faith. DYI is not always Plug and Play. More to come, with photos.

    Test Rig, Up/Down buttons.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    Did your test buttons actually shift the transmission. There is another post where the writer installed a CTS-V steering wheel which included the paddle shifters. All functions worked except for the paddle shifters. The consensus was that no 2008 models had paddle shifters available,so the simple addition of them didn't result in the desired effect.
    I wish you good luck. What you are doing is the basis of all hot rodding and I wish you good luck. I look forward to your results.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    Yes, my test rig did shift the transmission. I drove around with the two little switched in my hand. They did not pass through the clock spring but I have that covered.

    As I mentioned above the resistors in the switches are not the same value as the ones I calculated. So, there must be more to the way Cadillac does it. I simply duplicate the function of the switches in the console shifter.

    Also, the part number for the harness listed above turns out to be the standard CTS harness.

    My plans are change the resistors in the switches and document my method of connecting the switches with existing harness. I have already done it and it works.

    More later.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    I was able to obtain a schematic for the KB7 option (Manual shift switches) on the CVS-V. Unfortunately, options are uploaded to the BCM at the factory. So, unless you know someone in a service department willing to upload the KB7 option to your BCM, adding the switches the GM way is a no-go. The good news is, there is more then one way to skin this cat. As I said above, I have done it and it works perfectly. It does requires replacing the resistors in the switches with different values. No big deal.

    Working on the document and pictures.

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    Anyone have a contact to get the KB7 option added to my 08?

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    I have located the part number for the 2012 CTS-V Harness and the part is on order.

    Use of they harness will greatly reduce the wiring of the steering wheel.

    Waiting for parts.

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    Re: Steering Wheel shift buttons sold on Amazon

    We do carry the CTS / CTS-V Paddle Shifters

    See the pictures below :




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