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Today I installed paddle shifters onto my 2015 Infiniti Q50 Premium. It was a pretty easy process I just followed the video here:
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I messed up and had to reopen the whole thing because I forgot to connect the left shifter. Overall it really wasn't that bad. Took about two hours from start to finish.

You will need a star and a flat screw driver (to pry the panels apart). You will also need a 10mm wrench to tighten the screws.

The parts that I used are here:

1. 48470-4GF0A Shroud For Infiniti Q50 w/ Sport Paddle Shifters, Auto Tilt, Black
2. Infiniti OEM 08-10 G37 Steering Column-Paddle Switch 25549JK10A
3. Bolts (Quantity: 2): 08146-6122G
4. Nuts (Quantity: 2): 08911-10637
 

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Today I installed paddle shifters onto my 2015 Infiniti Q50 Premium. It was a pretty easy process I just followed the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIdQpOuG_F8.

I messed up and had to reopen the whole thing because I forgot to connect the left shifter. Overall it really wasn't that bad. Took about two hours from start to finish.

You will need a star and a flat screw driver (to pry the panels apart). You will also need a 10mm wrench to tighten the screws.

The parts that I used are here:

1. 48470-4GF0A Shroud For Infiniti Q50 w/ Sport Paddle Shifters, Auto Tilt, Black
2. Infiniti OEM 08-10 G37 Steering Column-Paddle Switch 25549JK10A
3. Bolts (Quantity: 2): 08146-6122G
4. Nuts (Quantity: 2): 08911-10637
Oh so they do use the same harness, someone was asking and myself and others agreed it was very likely but it's nice to see some
actual proof.
 

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I actually just did the exact same thing in my 2015 premium (manual tilt) just last weekend! It was extremely easy and took me about an hour and a half - but I work very slowly. I bought the cheaper wheat colored paddles and dyed the leather like another member on here said he did. So much nicer to use manual mode vs using the shift knob. OP yours looks great!
 

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I actually just did the exact same thing in my 2015 premium (manual tilt) just last weekend! It was extremely easy and took me about an hour and a half - but I work very slowly. I bought the cheaper wheat colored paddles and dyed the leather like another member on here said he did. So much nicer to use manual mode vs using the shift knob. OP yours looks great!
Nice job matching the leather on the paddles to the car's trim color!

Taking your hand off the wheel to shift using the shift lever sucks. Keeping both hands on the wheel while shifting with the paddles is safer.
 

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I actually just did the exact same thing in my 2015 premium (manual tilt) just last weekend! It was extremely easy and took me about an hour and a half - but I work very slowly. I bought the cheaper wheat colored paddles and dyed the leather like another member on here said he did. So much nicer to use manual mode vs using the shift knob. OP yours looks great!
Thanks! I didn't know that there was a cheaper option or I would have gone with that. I agree though its so much better than the shift knob.
 

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Well, when I say cheaper I mean buying the tan paddles vs the black for over twice the price. I found the tan for $185 and the cheapest black paddles I could find were $400! Did not even seem worth it to me. In your pic they look like the same 'wheat' colored ones I bought so you got the cheaper option too.


Avedis53 - Thanks man, it's not a perfect color match, but definitely looks black to the casual viewer. And yes I agree, I feel much more in control of the car when I can leave my hands on the wheel while shifting.
 

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Well, when I say cheaper I mean buying the tan paddles vs the black for over twice the price. I found the tan for $185 and the cheapest black paddles I could find were $400! Did not even seem worth it to me. In your pic they look like the same 'wheat' colored ones I bought so you got the cheaper option too.


Avedis53 - Thanks man, it's not a perfect color match, but definitely looks black to the casual viewer. And yes I agree, I feel much more in control of the car when I can leave my hands on the wheel while shifting.
$185 is pretty reasonable for the tan version if I don't find any at a junk-yard in the near future I may go that route, totally missed that you dyed them yourself to match.
Nice work sir.
 

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I ended up using a water based leather dye but there is also an alcohol based option. The water based is all I could find, but the color didn't seem to take as well as I hoped. If you go this route you may want to try your luck with the alcohol based stuff. Good luck!
 

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I ended up using a water based leather dye but there is also an alcohol based option. The water based is all I could find, but the color didn't seem to take as well as I hoped. If you go this route you may want to try your luck with the alcohol based stuff. Good luck!
Good to know, I'm not sure if I will match it to the trim or the leather on my seats.

They are that pale stone (Off white) color or whatever so just removing some of the dye
with a degreaser should get me the desired results.
 

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I don't find shifting automatic vehicles to be rewarding at all. These cars are so smooth and quiet there's very little input on when to shift, and the auto downshifting is just wrong lol. I've also got an Accord Sport 6M that I love but I'm happy having an automatic trans in this luxo cruiser.
 
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