The infiniti already had an area to mount the paddle shifters from the looks of it, I dont think that non paddle Civics have that same kind of indent in the steering rack like the infiniti. It was probably an option on that car that the buyer didn't select and its just left as a blank area. If you really wanted to convert your Civic to paddles, you would end up spending more money than its worth and at that point you might as well just trade in on a Civic that actually has it. Makes no sense to go through the headache of installing it.
I just found this vid of someone doing a paddle convert on their infiniti. Could I ask someone with a 10th gen CVT to dissect and inspect their steering column to see if the wire harnesses and mounting holes are there? That would be awesome if all we had to do was buy the sport paddles and other various parts from honda. Thanks for any help!
Thank you very much for this info CivicChina.You need the back cover and paddles for steering wheel, and then it's connections and obd stuff
Only the imported parts cost over 500$ over here. I haven't actually seen a car with the mod done, only a few pictures in civic groups came up this week, I guess there will be cheaper sources and more info soon.Thank you very much for this info CivicChina.
If this is true, I don't see how this add on can cost more than $250.
Back cover....? I guess you need to replace a cover that has the indentations that allow the paddles to sit.
And you plug in the wires and Sm mode indicators show up on the instrumentation?
I already install paddles, new cover new paddles connections but still not work on my hatchback EX-L. Do you know what OBD stuff i need? or Do you have a link for modification I can ask by myshelf?Somebody did the modification in China, where paddles are not available on any trim. You need the back cover and paddles for steering wheel, and then it's connections and obd stuff. On the display appears: Sm1, Sm2.....
I don't know more since i have an easier way to change gears ;-)
Sorry, i have no idea, my car is a manual but i would totally do this mod if i had a CVT. Our local civic mod shop can already add any feature to these cars but i don't know what software they use. can you read Chinese? If so you are already ahead to find the answersI already install paddles, new cover new paddles connections but still not work on my hatchback EX-L. Do you know what OBD stuff i need? or Do you have a link for modification I can ask by myshelf?
I found post from below link, but i'm not sure what software he using to flash "TCM".