did I read this right that you just turn the circuit board 180 degrees? No rewire, nothing but placement? sorry, I am not a genius with wiring things.
Yepp!! It looks like the only "trick" to it is gettin' the odd-shaped board secured in the new, 180 degree rotated position. It's held in place from the factory with little plastic tabs that fit around the triangular-like shaped board... so when it's flipped around, you gotta gob up some kinda hot-glue or epoxy , or putty, or other adhesive of some sort to hold it in a position under the bottom of the shifter shaft, making sure the magnet attached to the bottom is close enough to the resistors on the board to register the movement over them. Some said they used hot-glue and a little piece of foam under the board to get proper positioning. Also the attached wires seem to be a li'l restrictive as they're kinda just long enough to facilitate placement in their factory position. Perhaps a li'l relief could be gained by snipping a wire-tie nearby ??
While I'm happy that my thread has provided an eventual solution here, I dunno when I'll be tearing into my console to do it... even tho' I find myself using the manual mode more and more lately, and it STILL bugs me that it's backwards. I really want to do it, too!! OK!! I'm gonna at least open it up tomorrow!!
Can you tell me, anyone who has gone in there... where are the "sticking points"?? i.e. the clips that don't wanna let loose, or plastic parts that don't wanna come apart without breaking or will rattle and/or squeak after re-assembly?? If I am aware of these pouints before discovering their "stubbornness" I'd feel better about the whole operation!! Also.... what's your estimation of difficulty for this, onna scale of 1 to 10?? I'd be comfortable doing it no problems given it'sa 7 or 8 TOPS!!!
Thanks everyone who's posted here, and I'm looking forward to having my G shifting so much more logically soon!!
'08 G8 GT
PBM - tinted glass - Volant CAI - DBA 4000 brakes - Bone Stock otherwise!