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I believe the steering column covers are ALL the same, and I think the paddle shift mechanisms are all the same too...if someone out there knows better PLEASE chime in.
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100% the Automatica and Duo Select covers are different IF the Automatica car didn't come with paddles. There is a lot of confusion out there about which options came which years as well as production dates and model year dates. Anything that fits an early car will work for a paddle upgrade since they all came that way.

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Thank You TWINTURBO....I was definetely NOT clear in my previous post. I should have said....that all paddle-shift column covers are the same regardless if they came from a duo-select car...or an automatica car.
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100% the Automatica and Duo Select covers are different IF the Automatica car didn't come with paddles. There is a lot of confusion out there about which options came which years as well as production dates and model year dates. Anything that fits an early car will work for a paddle upgrade since they all came that way.

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So like 12 Cylinders said before, this part https://www.ebay.ca/itm/223472867292?ul_noapp=true should work in a 2013 that didn't come equipped with paddles correct?
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Credit for this information goes to Twinturbo - who did an excellent write up on installing paddle shifters. The part numbers are shown below.
1. Paddle Shifter Assembly (PN# 261433)
2. Upper Column Cover (PN# 68001400)
3. Lower Column Cover (PN# 68949700)

Chiapet....yes...I do hear that very faint squeak on occasion when turning the steering wheel.....


No squeak here after installing the paddles...

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Great stuff guys. One question, is it possible to change the paddles without removing the wheel? I'm hankering after some carbon paddles, which are larger, for my GT. Just curious if you can get to the mounting for the paddles alone without the wheel coming off?

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Catmanv2....yes...I think you change paddles without removing the steering wheel, you will need to loosen / remove the column covers to get to the screws, but it should be rather easy to do.
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Great stuff guys. One question, is it possible to change the paddles without removing the wheel? I'm hankering after some carbon paddles, which are larger, for my GT. Just curious if you can get to the mounting for the paddles alone without the wheel coming off?

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Not possible on the QP V, unless you are ready to break the assembly of the paddles and to glue/weld it after installation = it forms a continuous assembly that encircles the steering column.
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Has anyone developed a squeak when turning the wheel after installing the paddles? - it's as if something is rubbing. I am going to remove the plastic covering on the column to see if that is the culprit.
The squeak comes from the paddles positioned slightly too much toward the driver, so that the wheel touches them a little when turning = if this happens, the metal piece supporting the paddles may have to be pushed back a little. This is a matter of gaining max half a millimeter.
In my case, I had a squeak for a while then it disappeared by itself without any adjustment needed.
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CBi....I think CatmanV2 was thinking of changing just the paddles themselves (2 fasteners on each), not the whole support bracket.
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Saw this: lower column cover $80 new (see pic)
At this place https://maserati.niello.com/boutique...le_Accessories
And thought it might be helpful.
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The squeak comes from the paddles positioned slightly too much toward the driver, so that the wheel touches them a little when turning = if this happens, the metal piece supporting the paddles may have to be pushed back a little. This is a matter of gaining max half a millimeter.
In my case, I had a squeak for a while then it disappeared by itself without any adjustment needed.
Are we talking about applying a little bit of pressure pushing the paddles toward the cluster?

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CBi....I think CatmanV2 was thinking of changing just the paddles themselves (2 fasteners on each), not the whole support bracket.
Indeed sir. GT's come with paddles as default, but they are the little ones. I would like the larger ones.

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Are we talking about applying a little bit of pressure pushing the paddles toward the cluster?
Yes, most probably, the front of the paddle arms is touching the back of the steering wheel. To check this, apply a little pressure on the paddle arms with a finger and the squeeze sound should disappear.
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I pushed the plastic steering column cover slightly toward the cluster and the sound/rub is almost gone. Maybe she needs some lube.

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