DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I DO DUMB STUFF WITH CARS AND TRUCKS. This doesn't mean its safe or a good idea to mess with your vehicle.
You need to modify your clock spring connector for this modification.
If you remove the driver side panel of the center console you can see the side of the electronic shifter.
The purple wires in the shifter are the up and down (-) (+) tap shift wires. I tapped into those with the wires from the paddle shifters located on the steering wheel.
This is showing the on off switch for when the shifter signals the TCM to show its in M mode.
This is the connector you need to tap into. This has a blank pin that you can add the wire into. That wire will need to be routed to the dark blue wire onto the shifter.
This is the connector I tapped into. This has a blank pin that you can add the wire into. That wire will need to be routed to the dark blue wire onto the shifter.
In this video you can see the proof of concept. It is possible to run paddle shifters in a 2010-2017 Equinox
Equinox battery replacement video from the Dave's World YouTube channel.
This is the Dave's World Shelby Cobra.