Quick Tutorial of how to connect Frex Shift + with Fanatec wheel.
This quick guide is for those whom are still wondering or unsure if you can connect a Frex Shift + Directly to your Fanatec Wheel.
I have just received my order of Frex Shift + in a mail after much waiting(1 month) for an assembly to start, the package was air frighted from Osaka and got to Sydney within 3 days.
I thought to my self sweet, I don’t have to wire it to a ps/2 socket and it will just work straight with my GT3RS v2. Tried it and they don’t work straight up, the wiring is a bit different to what the Porsche wheel use. but no problem, I always knew that you can wire them direct, just have to find the right pin number to wire it to.
So I opened up my Fanatec Sequential shifter to find out which pin does what on the PS2/ connection, since I’m not going to use that shifter anymore, decide to cut the ps/2 connector underneath the shifter ( by the way if you don’t have these shifter lying around) the PS/2 connector can be acquired from an electronic shop for around 10-20 cents each.
Now all you have to do is solder or wire crimp those 3 colours to the correct pins on your PS/2 connector as per picture above.
Here’s another close up (The PURPLE PS/2 SOCKET is the one inside the FANATEC Sequential shifter.
See what I did was using a “Chocolate block” that blue connector on top to pinch the wire together ( screwed in) instead of using solder . The purple square at the bottom is the ps/2 connector ( those Pins with soldered wire) 3 of them are what Fanatec uses with my porsche wheel ( pin assignment should be the same across all Fanatec wheel).
At the moment I hot glued and cable tied the to secure the connection.
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Here’s the Video for you displaying Frex Shift+ works with GT5 ( only if you connect this to another controller ( like the button box) or direct to the PS/2 Port.
Good luck to everyone , this should be an easy project for anyone that wants to use Frex Shift+ with their wheel direct.
Below are some more pictures of mine, just after arriving in the Concierge.