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Works Bell/Night Pager paddle shifter install pics

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I've finally got all the pics uploaded and so here they are... installation of the Works Bell/Night Pager paddle shifter unit along with the Works Bell short boss.

The sexy unit itself; made by Works Bell as a kit, but released by Night Pager as separate units or different combinations. The thickness of it is 2".

The only hubs that will work are ones made by Works Bell. So Splash or any other that are meant to work with the Works Bell quick release unit would work. In order to keep the distance short with the overall thickness of the whole assembly, the Works Bell short boss is the perfect choice. This thing is sweet, it comes with a bunch of extra stuffs like an airbag light cancellation kit (didn't use it, 'cause my passenger airbag is out so i'd get the airbag light anyways), replacement harness so you don't have to cut up the stock one, extra center nut, and even a torx wrench for taking off the stock steering wheel cover/air bag. Overall the short hub is 2" thick.

here's the part number for those who want to order one

so here we go with the installation..


here's the airbag after removing 2 torx screws on the sides of the steering wheel:

there's the stock harness wound up in there in the steering wheel

stripping off the tape and such to figure out which wire is for what

the paddle shifter unit has 3 wires, really easy to figure out.. basically one common ground and then one wire for each paddle

and install the unit onto the hub with the provided screws by Works Bell and putting the new Momo Corse steering wheel on with the provided screws too.. (oh and hook up the horn button) and woa la!

so there you go... the steering wheel sits ~1" closer to the driver, nothing uncomfortable or that it's too close to the driver. It's definitely a lot more baller than the stock steering wheel/buttons. Only down side is that you only have one side for up and one side for down.. i did get confused first time out on track for autox, ended up putting a piece of green tape on one paddle so could tell easier when shifting was needed when the steering wheel was cranked. But i'm totally used to it now.. gonna have new paddles made up in cf and probably color code them or just one of them so make it easier :)

i'll post up a video when i have time
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thats freakin sweet! something cool for the auto gt-s... YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
morris said:
That's pretty cool... but I wouldn't sacrifice the airbag. I'm a "Safety First" person. :ugh:
same here :( looks so sweet, lol.... so tempting
im taking it that this would not pass inspections....
emotart said:
So this hooks up to your ecu or something?

What Can you shift into with this unit... i would assume drive/1/2? on side and down for the other side or something?

Because i have the level ten tranny built proof and this looks pretty intresting but i dont understand it completely.
it only works if u r lucky enough to own a gt-s auto w/ shiftronic ;)

all u do is as he shows is disconnect the - + wires for the stock steering wheel that has button shifter and recconect them to this set up.

So when he turns the car on, he shifts down to D on the auto shift knob, and then moves it left into M-mode which is manual mode, he can then control it with the flippers, or if it was stock, with the up down buttons on the steering wheel.
evil eye said:
Then consider him lucky, because his car is auto, not manual.
for once its a good thing that i own an auto gts, lol... but i dont think i would want to lose my airbag!
just curious, is that car ur everyday driver?
02celica said:
WTF what are the down things on the stock steering wheel??
those are only on the auto gt-s ;)

only those priveleged got it like myself who did the smart choice and got the auto.... lol

Anyways, the down buttons are to shift down, behind the steering wheel are up butons to shift up. On the auto gt-s it has the feature of shiftronic where you can shift through 4 gears. He now has taken the stock steering wheel of and installed a aftermarket steering wheel as well as flipper switches hooked up to the auto gt-s shiftronic wiring. If you look to his center console you can see the auto shifter.
no u cannot do that to a manual celica
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