G25 shifter button box conversion

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Systems & Troubleshooting' started by Clevohead, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Clevohead

    Clevohead Taswegian Ambassador Team Raceonoz

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    I have seen the G27 shifter button panel remotely mounted/removed from the shifter for a sleeker install:
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    Yea nice I was thinking about doing something like this but where to get the casing?
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    Clevohead Taswegian Ambassador Team Raceonoz

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    Just flush mount it to a dickie box that is just slightly larger, or get someone to 3D Cad a case and 3D print it.
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    KoAStR Admin Adrift Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    I moved this to a new thread so as not to hi-jack the other button box thread as I need some help.
    @Clevohead thanks for the idea. I put this together today and for just few dollars and a couple of hours to put together I was pleased with how it came out.. BUT...the red buttons stopped working :(
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    I thought perhaps the internal plug lead connecting to the PCB had simply fatigued from disassembling the shifter so many times over the passed few days...months.. year :confused:

    BUT weirdly when I push both the far left and far right red buttons together they register faultlessly as the right hand diamond pattern button.

    The D-pad is also giving incorrect signals and if I hold a D-pad button pressing a red one will change (usually) invert the D-pad signal?!

    It seems like there is a short on the PCB or something?! Or maybe one of the chips?

    I have wiggled the plug and wires, and thoroughly cleaned the PCB and micro switches with contact cleaner to no avail.
    It also happened last night as I gave the shifter one last crack, but came good after another reassemble.

    Anyone with more experience in electronics got any ideas?
    OR anyone out there with a retired faulty G25 shifter who can provide a donor PCB and cable?
    Cheers.
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    hahaaa success! one of the now redundant PCB plugs for the shifter control had come loose.... I overlooked this before as I was no longer using the plug and didn't think it mattered, but inspecting the board it was evident this left a break in the circuit loop to the red buttons.. so a bit of solder and she's good to go. :) @Clevohead cheers again for the idea.
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    Clevohead Taswegian Ambassador Team Raceonoz

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    Cool, glad to see it worked out in the end :thumbsup:
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    t_b_williams Tim Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Found this while I was bored and skimming through YouTube. Very easy to understand.
    Warning though, it is very long winded. Be prepared to skip through the video so as not to fall asleep.
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    @Parkour ended up converting my shifter to a button box and upgrading to a fanatec shifter.
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