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Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by iWolf on Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:29 am

So there you are, nice new Fanatec race wheel, clubsport pedals and gear levers to match. Very Happy

You assemble the gear on the race rig with the sequential shifter and jump in for a drive. driver
3-2-1 START! Wheelspin off the line and rip the shifter back to grab 2nd. WRONG, you get reverse and cook the tyres with massive lockup and decelleration. Shocked WTF?

If this happened to you, its probably because you expected to pull the sequential shifter back for up shifts and push forward for downshifts.
The problem is Fanatec thought it should be the other way around. No

OK, easy fixed. Reverse the up/down shift setting in game (we can in FM3 anyway), problem solved. Until the next time we use the paddle shifters which are now reversed as well. Grrrrr.

The good news is - I've found the solution for this problem. study
The sequential shifter can be modified to work the way we expected it would in the first place.
Its an easy change and can be undone if necessary.
All you need is about 10 minutes and the ability to use a screwdriver.

Heres how...

Step 1.

Lay the shifter on its right side, so the screws holding the casing together are visible.
Remove the 3 phillips head screws that hold the casing together.
Remove the top of the casing. All the internals should stay in the other half, theres nothing loose that will fall out.

This is what you will see inside.
The parts circled in red are the shifter contact switches that perform the up and down shifts.




Step 2.

Remove the Shift lever from the casing.
You can now see how the wires connect to the switches.




Step 3.

The switches are a light press fit in the casing.
Carefully remove the switches by prising them out from behind. I used a small screwdriver.
TAKE CARE TO AVOID PRESSING WHERE THE WIRES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SWITCHES.
It could cause damage to the wiring or switch terminals.




Step 4.

Untwist the connecting wires and press the switches in the casing in the opposite position that you took them from.
MAKE SURE THERE IS SOME SLACK IN THE WIRES - THEY SHOULD NOT BE PULLED TIGHT.




Step 5.

Replace the shift lever into the casing, check that it works ok and is not pulling on the wires.
Replace the left side of the casing and put the screws back in.

Job done!

Your sequential shifter now works pull/push on upshift/downshift, without having to reverse the game shift setting.
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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Dazza4610 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:04 pm

Great write up wolf, I will be doing this today.

I have in the past used the game settings, but as you say it turns the paddles around too... grrr. I have been trying to drive with the paddles up/right and down/left, but this just feels wrong.

So thanks mate, this is one mod I will be doing.


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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by gud 0l stoner on Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:59 pm

haha im just in the middle of doing this, all pulled apart and waiting for batteries for the digicam

oh well i'l just go finish putting it back together then lol

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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by iWolf on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:27 pm

gud 0l stoner wrote:haha im just in the middle of doing this, all pulled apart and waiting for batteries for the digicam

oh well i'l just go finish putting it back together then lol

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Post by gud 0l stoner on Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:30 pm

i think we need a fanatec mods thread sticky'd up for everyone?

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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Mitch on Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:51 pm

Yeah i switched the switches back on my old TurboS Wheel, and its the first thing i done when I got the gt2.

But excellent work for posting this up - most gt2 users will find this handy!!
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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by iWolf on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:35 pm

Mitch wrote:Yeah i switched the switches back on my old TurboS Wheel, and its the first thing i done when I got the gt2.

But excellent work for posting this up - most gt2 users will find this handy!!

Yeah I reckon it would be handy for many Fanatec users who use the paddles and sequential shifters - including our members.
It may be tucked away on another forum somewhere, but I've never heard of or seen anything else posted on the net about this mod before - from anyone.
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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Don Stylz on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:05 am

Mitch wrote:Yeah i switched the switches back on my old TurboS Wheel, and its the first thing i done when I got the gt2.

But excellent work for posting this up - most gt2 users will find this handy!!

I was about to write up.. " this is odd as my shifter seems to be working normal and in the normal directions ?? "

Now i know why this is so...
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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Dazza4610 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:28 am

Don Stylz wrote:
Mitch wrote:Yeah i switched the switches back on my old TurboS Wheel, and its the first thing i done when I got the gt2.

But excellent work for posting this up - most gt2 users will find this handy!!

I was about to write up.. " this is odd as my shifter seems to be working normal and in the normal directions ?? "

Now i know why this is so...

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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by RU four 86 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:45 pm

nice work wolfie!

I haven't use the sequential yet.

still having too much fun with the H-patten

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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Mitch on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:09 pm

Don Stylz wrote:
Mitch wrote:Yeah i switched the switches back on my old TurboS Wheel, and its the first thing i done when I got the gt2.

But excellent work for posting this up - most gt2 users will find this handy!!

I was about to write up.. " this is odd as my shifter seems to be working normal and in the normal directions ?? "

Now i know why this is so...

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Re: Fanatec Sequential Shifter Mod

Post by Dazza4610 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:59 pm

Did my shifter tonight while cooking dinner.... easy as bru.

Thanks again iWolf, I will give it a test run tonight.


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