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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Thorby, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Thorby

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    Hi All,

    Quick one I have a 2016 SS Black edition, and I recently bought an after market paddle shift kit from Melbourne with module that wont work on my car apparently due to an extra factory wire in the steering column. This was sold to me as plug and play, clearly that didn't go well. As I now have the flat bottom wheel and paddles installed, does anyone know if the genuine kit is still able to be purchased and installed by Holden? The kit with the module I bought I have now chalked up to experience, which was an expensive mistake.

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry I can't answer your question ... however I see that JHP (been around a while & hopefully wouldn't sell you a dud) has a kit that includes the paddles & the wheel; can you send your entire kit back?
    I'd be a bit surprised if the kit you get from Holden doesn't also include the paddles & wheel, if you can still get it, as it would've been intended to be an option for the non-V SS.
     
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    An inquiry to a dealership spare parts department would give you the availability info in a jiffy.

    I can't believe I said 'jiffy'.





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    Yes still available. There is a new harness for the steering wheel. Doesn't mention changing clockspring and having car loaded with software change.
     
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    I like Jiffy, the reason I asked is my Stealership told me they were never a Holden Accessory and I was seeking other's advice.
     
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    Thanks mate I will keep chasing them. Cheers
     
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    I had the paddle shifters added to my VF SII SV6 by the dealer when I bought the car. They forgot to tweak the software to tell the car it was there so they didn't work till I took the car back. Probably has instructions with the kit when you buy the new wheel, but something needs to be changed in the cars software to enable them.
     
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    Thanks mate that looks like the route I will go down now. I bought the kit with module from a business that I believe is a member of this site, been run thru so many diagnostics over the last few days with nil result. No offer to send me a module to see if the original is faulty, just message after message of what I could be. Was sold as plug and play, well I got plugged and am out of pocket $600.00 which I lost in a jiffy so now can't play it seems.
     
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    Few things going on in the back ground with this seller which is not good, looks like I eat this whole debacle as no mention on even a part refund. He has seen this post and has the $hits, apparently mine is only the second car he has encountered with the purple wire in slot 3 of the clock spring connector. If your out there the other brother that bought this kit for a 2016 SS Black Edition with this friggin mystery wire please dm me as I am about to explode with anger.
     
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    If the product is not fit for purpose, then you are entitled to a full refund. It doesn't matter whether the seller agrees with ACL principles or not.

    Out of interest, did you pay via credit card or paypal ? If so, you should have an avenue for getting your payment refunded.
     
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    Factory kit would have cost you the same amount, as I done it with my VF2 SV6. Done the change myself, kit was just the new wheel, paddles and harness. Have to swap wheel controls over. Once installed I took it to the dealer who updated the firmware to say the paddles where there (was done in less than an hr)
     
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    PayPal mate but as I bought it off Facebook they have told me I am not entitled to lodge a claim as it is a private transaction. Have to be careful what I say here as the seller has seen this post and is not happy.
     
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    These are the wires on my 2016 VF SS Black edition
     

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    Surely the seller will try to resolve this for you. If it still does not work you probably can get your money back. Give them a chance...
     
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    Thanks Ron that's a great help, the far left wire purple colour is the one causing the issue. The new module wire is supposed to plug into that connector, and the seller has never seen a VF with a wire there. By chance does anyone know what exactly this wire does please? We believe this is causing the issue but cant be sure as we don't know what it actually does. Thanks again to everyone for your help so far.
     
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    If the seller is in melbourne, they should help with install.

    seller cannot be annoyed when people provide feedback on their product.
     
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    ^ this :cool:
     
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    Was thinking about paddles but after seeing this, won't be doing it. Money better spent else wear on the car.
     
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    @Clay1391, nothing wrong with adding factory paddle shifters as @vywgn mentioned above, 3rd party kit not needed ;)
     
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    The seller is not in the same state as me, communications have now broken down and we are no longer talking. I don't wish to comment any further at this stage. Thanks guys.
     
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