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Disabling Paddle buttons (can you)

Hi All

loving the beast and the weather has been pretty good in Scotland over the past few days

My darling wife has an ocassionally problem when she's drivng, in that she hits the gear selector buttons and she gets a little confused.

I had a search but couldn't see anything, on disabling the buttons, I'd be ok with doing it, as it's plenty fast enough without putting it in manual

Is there a way to turn the buttons off in the menu system? Or another little trick.

As usual, thanks for any and all help
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if you mean while in sport or comfort mode and not manual or paddle and accidentally hitting the shifter, then no, you just have to keep far away from it.


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Hmmm - so I suspect you could disable the ones on the steering wheel one of two ways - Indy with DAS or removing the airbag and disconnecting the actual switches...



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The latter is a decent idea...disconnect the battery, remove the two screws securing the airbag with a T30 Torx, unplug the two connectors for the paddle switches, reinstall the airbag and reconnect the battery. Honestly it's a 1 beer job and will take you all of 15 mins.
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Thanks for the help Guys, I suspected that would be the only way round it.

I'll hang off just now, as she only gets to drive it occassionaly

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I'm going to have my wife practice bumping the down-shift and recovering from it. That way she won't panic so much when it happens.
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I'm going to have my wife practice bumping the down-shift and recovering from it. That way she won't panic so much when it happens.

Boy, I've got this to look forward to I guess.



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Hmmm you can just tell her to hold the up gear for a few seconds and the car will automatically shift back into auto. Done from either the stick or the paddles.
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