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ThisproceduredescribesthedetailsneededtoreplacethepaddleshiftswitchesonaLogitechDriving ForceProsteeringwheel.

Thisprocedureshouldonlybeattemptedifyouare

desperateandplanningonreplacingthewheelorthrowingitawayifyoucant fixit.Thiswillonlyfixproblemsrelatedtoinconsistentshifting,thatiswhereyougetmultipleshifts
whenyoupresstheshifteronce.Itmayormaynothelpwithotherissuesrelatedtotheshifterpaddles astheyalsomaymalfunctionduetobrokenwires.Ihavehadtwowheelsdevelopthemultipleshift problem,andthishasfixedbothofthem.Iamalmostcertainthatthiswillvoidanywarrantythatyou mayhavewithLogitech. CarefullyremovetheGTlogomedallionfromthecenterofthewheel.Youwillmostlikelybendthisin theremovalprocess.Youcanstraightenitbackoutandmakeituseable,butitwillneverlooklikeitdid beforeyouremovedit.Iknowofnosourceforreplacementsforthismedallion.Youneedtogetathin narrowobjecttoprythisoff.Itisonlyheldinplacewithalargepieceofdoublesticktape.Thescrews ontheperimeterdontreallydoanything;theyarejustthereforlooks. Thetabonthewheelhubonthebottomissmallerthantheotherthreesoyoucantgetthewheelon wrongwhenyoureassemble. Thistabissmallerthantheotherthree

Beforeremovingthewheel,makesurethatyouknowwhichswitchyouintendtoreplace.Writeitdown somewhereorplanonreplacingbothswitchesanddontworryaboutit.Theswitchesarevery inexpensive(lessthan$1.00each)comparedtotheeffortrequiredtogetthemandreplacethem.I alwaysreplacebothwhileIvegoteverythingtakenapart.

Carefullypryoffthismedallion..itisonlyheld onwithathickpieceofdoublesticktape

Afterpryingoffthemedallion,therearefourscrewsinthebottomoftheseholesthatneedtobe removed.

Removethesescrewswitha#1Phillipsscrewdriver.Carefullyandslowlypullthewheelawayfromthe base.Asthewheelseparatesfromthebase,thereisanelectricalconnectorthatneedstobeunplugged.

Afterunpluggingtheconnectorthewheeliscompleteseparatedfromthebase. Turnthewheelfacedownonasoftsurfaceandremovethese8blackscrewswitha#1Phillips screwdriver

andthetwosilverscrewswitha#0phillipsscrewdriver

Therearcovercannowberemoved.

Thesearetheswitchesthatwewillbereplacing

Logitechswitch

OmronB3F1000replacementswitchDigiKeypartno.SW400ND

Removethetwoscrewsholdingthecircuitboarddownwiththe#0Phillipsscrewdriver,foldtheribbon cableoutofthewaytoexposethesecondscrew.

Oncethecircuitboardisloose,Placesomethingunderittoprotectthesteeringwheelfromanyhot solderthatmayfallonit.Turntheboardoverandunsolderthefourconnectors.Iusea15watt solderingironanditworksjustfine

Removetheoldswitch,placethenewswitchinpositionandresolderthefourconnectorpoints.The switchhasnoorientation,soaslongasitfitsintothesocket,youareOK.Makesurethattheswitchis settingonthecircuitboard. oldswitchremoved

newswitchinplaceandsolderedonbackside

Thisshowstheprocessforoneswitch,justdothesameontheothersideifyouarereplacingboth switches.Reversetheprocedureforstepsabovetocompletethereassembly

Beforereplacingtherearcover,makesuretothreadthewiringcableasinthepicturebelow.Ifthisis notdone,youmaypinchawireandhaveanonfunctioningwheel. Clearanceslotsforcable

cableplacedinclearanceslots

Afterthewheelisbackinpositiononthebase,itmaybeeasiertoinsertthe4screwsbackintothe holesifyoucanusesomedoublesidedtapetokeepthescrewfromfallingoffofthescrewdriver

Afterthescrewisintheholeandahalfturnorso,usetweezerstogetthedoublesidedtapeoutofthe way. Tightenupthefourscrews,straightenouttheGTmedallionasbestthatyoucanandreinstallit. Yourwheelisnowreadytoplugbackinandgiveitatry.Hopefullyyourrepairissuccessfulandyouwill getmoreusefullifefromareallygreatsteeringwheel.Ifitdoesntworkanybetterthanbeforeyounow knowforsurethatitstimeforatriptoyourfavoriteretailer.Whoknows,maybethatsexyDrivingForce GTwheelwillfollowyouhome.Goodluck.

Partslist OmronB3F1000tactileswitchDigiKey#SW400ND(theyareinexpensivetheshippingwillbealot morethantheswitches.LastonesIboughtwere$0.20eachand$11.00inshipping,soIgot12ofthem anditwasabout$1.50each.Sofor$12.00Inowhave2LogitechDFPwheelsthatpaddleshiftwithout bouncingandenoughstufftofixthemseveralmoretimesifneeded,ortofixsomeoneelses.

#1,#2,and#3Phillipsscrewdrivers 15wattpencilsolderingiron,solder,anddesolderingwick PrytoolforremovingMedallion Scotchdoublesticktape,orequivalent 8x11papertoprotectwheelduringsolder maskingtapeforholdingpaperinpositionforsolderingprotection 3/32hexwrenchifyoufeelcompelledtoremovethescrewsthatgothroughtheperimeterof themedallion.