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Here are the directions for the installation of all XCM controller cases. Please read through the entirety of the article before starting. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. A couple things to watch out for:
  • Controller Version
  • Bridging points with solder
  • "trapping" buttons on assembly (bumpers and sync button)
  • Wires getting in the way of buttons on assembly
  • Forgetting to put all buttons and rubber back in shell on assembly
The first thing you need to find out is if you have an XCM shell that is the "original" xcm cases. Those ones only have 3 wires, the newer ones that include rapid fire have a 7 wire harness. If you have an older 3 wire version follow these directions. There are two install guides for this version and you need to continue here based on what your actual controller version is. XCM Matrix Controller Shell Installation Guide (3 Wire) XCM CG Controller Shell Installation Guide (3 Wire)   If you have a 7 wire version follow the directions below. You may opt to install just the lights or the rapid fire and lights. Figure out if you want to install rapid fire (much more difficult install and we only recommend for advanced modders) or if you only want the lights. This has to be done at this time. If you don't have a version with light up thumbsticks then you can skip that part of the install guide. IMPORTANT: If you are only installing the lights then DO NOT solder any other wires other than the black, red and coffee colors. DO NOT cut any traces either. The only thing you have to do for the lights is solder the three wires just mentioned and put the case back together. If you cut traces and you are not installing rapid fire, your controller will not work properly. There are several different Xbox 360 controller board versions out there, be sure to install the shell in the correct manner for the board you have (covered in the tutorial guide below). 7 Wire XCM Controller Shell Install