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Can I upgrade/change out 2006 paddle shifter

Can I upgrade/change out the paddle shifter to this? I have 2006. I hit the paddle shift a few times by accident and it went to first gear without me knowing.

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Can I upgrade/change out the paddle shifter to this? I have 2006. I hit the paddle shift a few times by accident and it went to first gear without me knowing.

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Yes but don't buy it from Eaby. By is from these company because it plug-n-play.


AMG 63 Aluminum paddle conversion gonna be plug and play for early CLK55 models - MBWorld.org Forums
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Yes but don't buy it from Eaby. By is from these company because it plug-n-play.


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Why would the ones above be less "plug and play" than the aftermarket ones? You are still going to have to mod the steering wheel to make them fit, and the OEM's are about as "plug and play" as you can get?



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Can I upgrade/change out the paddle shifter to this? I have 2006. I hit the paddle shift a few times by accident and it went to first gear without me knowing.

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the A171 267 0046 rocker switches from the Ebay add should be plug compatible with your car (plug and play already ... just may need to do a little bit of cutting on the pocket and perhaps fabricate a bezel) HOWEVER, I would buy them from the wholesale dealer network (only $108 shipped and no sales tax for california at www.oediscountparts.com/ )

oops forgot to mention .... leave the "A" off of the part number when checking at oediscountparts.com



Klinh ... I appreciate the mention of the AMG 63 Aluminum paddle conversion gonna be plug and play for early CLK55 models - MBWorld.org Forums .... (as it is one of my products : ), but that is for specific early models of AMGs (mostly sl, clk and e's from before 2006) and does not apply to R171s
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the A171 267 0046 rocker switches from the Ebay add should be plug compatible with your car (plug and play already ... just may need to do a little bit of cutting on the pocket and perhaps fabricate a bezel) HOWEVER, I would buy them from the wholesale dealer network (only $108 shipped and no sales tax for california at www.oediscountparts.com/ )



Klinh ... I appreciate the mention of the AMG 63 Aluminum paddle conversion gonna be plug and play for early CLK55 models - MBWorld.org Forums .... (as it is one of my products : ), but that is for specific early models of AMGs (mostly sl, clk and e's from before 2006) and does not apply to R171s
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Thank you for clarifying for everyone not in the know; this is a ‘stand up’ post!


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