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Hey everyone - I picked up my new Ascard Grey Q50 this afternoon. I traded in my 07 g35 sedan. I installed the paddle shifter kit on the 07 and asked the dealer to swap them in to the new q50. Service dep't was very reluctant to do the work. Anyway, they called the infiniti tech line and were informed that installing the paddle shifters in the q50 would void the warranty...they didn't say however that it couldn't be done.

Has anyone gone ahead and installed the paddles? I confirmed with parts desk that the paddles are the same part number on what is in the 07+ g35/37.

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I believe tunerz store has then! Check it out @ the vendors section!
 

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I have asked a few Infiniti dealers that sell the G37 Paddle shifter kits on Ebay to confirm that the non sports are prewired for the paddle shifters.

Here is the response from Infiniti of Riverside - California:

yes we are actually putting together a kit for it. we have check 5 q50s and it seems like they are all prewired.


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I have asked a few Infiniti dealers that sell the G37 Paddle shifter kits on Ebay to confirm that the non sports are prewired for the paddle shifters.

Here is the response from Infiniti of Riverside - California:

yes we are actually putting together a kit for it. we have check 5 q50s and it seems like they are all prewired.


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Great news!! Thanks all
 

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Bump, interested in this mod. Anyone take it to completion yet? Anyone confirm if the non S models come prewired?
 

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I was very interested on this, and still looking into a possible purchase. But all in all, I think the Sport Package gives ways more than modding the paddle shifters.

Bigger Brakes, Bigger Calipers, Bigger Tires, Bigger Wheels, Paddle Shifters. As in while having After market parts...it will cost thousands more, and not even as quality as the OEM installed one.

But it is very good to hear that they are pre-wired.

Since they are Pre-wired, I think it is possible to change gears using some other Options to, not just Paddling. Say...a Small Shifter on the side Couped with a small chip to swag your gears ? mimic a manual ? LOL
 

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I'm taking the plunge...got the trim pieces on order. The dealership won't install so I'll just do it myself. I'll post some pics when installed.
 

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I'm taking the plunge...got the trim pieces on order. The dealership won't install so I'll just do it myself. I'll post some pics when installed.
Dude please share!!. I couldn't figure out how to get the "box" pieces apart that house the area where the padles mount w/o destroying things. Although I think those pieces are replaced when adding the paddles.

I Soooooo want to add paddles!!
 

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here are some pics from the g35 install:

you need to remove the steering wheel column trim pieces. The shifters come mounted on the bracket. Screw the bracket in and plug in the wires. Install new trim pieces (sport model).
 

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Taking the steering wheel off is SO NOT necessary...

Here is our install on the G37...Infiniti G37 Paddle Shifter Installation

Those instructions are NOT for the Q50. The trim pieces are way different. I did a quick check and didn't see an easy way to get the trim pieces to come apart after taking the three screws out. Some D.I.Y. on the Q 50 would help
 

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I'm well aware those instructions aren't for the Q50, I wrote the instructions. I was referring to the pictures that were posted of the G37 where the steering wheel was removed. The trim pieces piece pop together with small tabs.

You are asking for DIY, sometimes people have to step up to the plate.
 

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I am trying to figure this out as well, I cannot see anything on the diagrams that show the difference between Sport /Non-Sport.
So I cannot figure out the part number, I cannot even find a diagram online showing the paddle, just the top trim of the steering wheel.
 

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I'm installing the paddles this saturday and will post an update. The paddles are the same part number as what was on the v36 g35/37. The trim pieces are the steering column pieces from the q50 sport model. You need these as they have the openings for the paddles. I assume all q50s are prewired...we'll find out this weekend.

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I'm installing the paddles this saturday and will post an update. The paddles are the same part number as what was on the v36 g35/37. The trim pieces are the steering column pieces from the q50 sport model. You need these as they have the openings for the paddles. I assume wll q50s are prewired...we'll find out this weekend.

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Pics and a "DIY" would be great. I'm really interested BUT I stopped when i started taking things apart and didn't see an easy way to get the covers apart. I guess if I had the new covers in hand that would answer most questions but any hints would be really nice
 

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+1 on the DIY and pics please. I'd love to see what's involved.
 

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Paddle Shifter in a non sport Q50 is a success (after photos attached). The paddles are the ones that I took out of my 07 G35 sedan. Purchased the trim pieces from infiniti dealer. Make sure trim pieces are for sport model with appropiate tilt/telescopic function (manual in my case). Shifters work great in regular and manual shift mode. I'll post some photos of the process in a little bit. We followed the DIY instructions that Tunerz linked to. Basically the same process. A mechanic friend of mine installed however. Good luck.

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