Picture of XBOX 360 Rapid Fire mod
In this Instructable I will show you how to make your own Xbox 360 rapid fire controller mod. Please be aware that tampering with the controller voids the warranty of the xbox. Before you start this project be sure that you are prepared to do this because once you open the controller there is no going back.

WARNING: your controller can break if you do this wrong ( WORKS ONLY WITH WIRELESS )

This is for informational purposes only. use this to have fun. Do not use this in an xbox live ranked game because you are liable to get reported and banned for it

********* Make sure you ar comfortable with using a Soldering Iron because if any solder gets on the circuit board it could creat a short circuit which would break your controller******************

** This controller is not a working mod. This is a old broken controller that I used to show what The wires and stuff should look like. For your controller mod you need to have the one with the silver resistor thing on the front right below where themain xbox controller button is.

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Xbox Mod instructable 002.jpg
Xbox Mod instructable 006.jpg
WARNING: Your controller can break if you do it wrong

These are the supplies that you will need to complete your project:
1. A soldering iron
2. 22 gauge hook-up wire (at least 2 ft)
3. Solder (I had a small roll of it)
4. 1 momentary pushbutton switch
5. Hot glue gun
6. Xbox 360 wireless controller
7. Torx 8 security screwdriver
8. A drill with a drill bit that fits the size of the button.

MAKE SURE THE SCREWDRIVER IS THE CORRECT TYPE!! I ordered online because it is very difficult to find in stores. also make sure it is the kind with a small hole on the tip.

Numbers 1-5 can all be found at Radio Shack

The cost of this project is about $25 not including the controller
1-40 of 164Next »
zombielincoln9 months ago

I did this but it fires when im not pressing the button. stops firing when i press it.. ideas?

You probably bought a button thats always on ane turns off when you push it instead of one thats off and turns on when it is pushed
weavernater2 years ago
So is this for the 'new style' ones without the chip (or crystal, or whatever it is)
aedelman4 years ago
is tht a tp3 controller?
vandal11386 years ago
So once you remove the board and stuff everything gets really blurry?
yes, so make sure you put glasses on
Good deal.....
will 24 gauge speaker wire work?
billthegoat4 years ago
Laserman5954 years ago
is there any where else i can solder besides the led?
azurdet4 years ago
My son and I did this to our controller and all the new button does is single fire? Are there certain controllers that do not work? Any help is appreciated!
mrgrimme135 years ago
That means your controller is too new to do the rapid fire mod. Like tyeo098 said above, if it uses Matrix code, it won't work.
i tried it on a newer controller to get an extra trigger(i droped it and the regular trigger stoped working) and it resets the controller, alos i was messin with the contacts to see what else i could do if you short the top and bottem pins on the trigger it spins you in circles and trows ur grenades
i use halo reach to test
mrgrimme13. Your probably trying to use your controller on a new game like MODERN WARFARE 2 that has been patched to prevent rapid fire under this technique. If you follow these steps and put say HALO ODST or many other games you will notice that pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles are all now FULLY Auto.
A.C.E.6 years ago
on the right vibrating motor you can solder a wire for the button to the right connector. its closer and it works on the newer controllers where the led thing does not.
hey A.C.E. i did what you said about soldering to the right pin above the rumble but the button is just acting like a normal trigger how do i get it to rapid fire??
that was the same for me i have a newer wired controller
berky93 A.C.E.5 years ago
thanks a lot for this tip. the other way didn't work for me even with my older controller, but this one worked perfectly! Plus since I had been forced to remove the right vibrating motor to fit the button anyway, it was much easier to solder the connection because there was already a hole and a plate for the wire, as opposed to the side of a tiny LED
You should make a tutorial on that version.
CyborgGold4 years ago
I did this for my controller, but now I am curious about where to connect the wires for a left trigger rapid fire, for Halo dual weilding.
you cant, you'd need to have both LEDs be on, or have them both be on the P1 LED and not hit them at the same time
i was trying to do the same thing i think you can use diods to do it but i dont know how
i also figured i coul use diodes to make it work without being player 1
Solution: Connect the center trigger post to the switch, then from the switch to the ground on the vibration motor. I got both triggers working using this method.
bo-jangles6 years ago
okay I have a tp3 model. I soldered the middle trigger pin and then to the momentary switch. I then soldered the other wire to the other side and touched it to the bottom of the led to test it. I pressed the momentary switch and let go it shot once. I held it down and it did nothing. do I need a momentary switch that is normally open like vandal 1138 said, because mine is normally closed.
u need a norm open one
does norm open mean that when you don't push it does nothing
correct. The easiest way to remember which is which for NO and NC switches is think about the open and closed part of them... a closed circuit can pass electricity from the battery neg to pos. A circuit that is not closed, cant conduct electricity.
berky935 years ago
hmmmm. I got a normally open momentary switch, soldered all the connections as listed, but it doesnt seem to be working. I checked and I DO have the right type of controller. everythign works fine, but my extra button does nothing. if I cant get it to work I'm gonna desolder the wires and hook the button up to a variety of different important buttons that are generally inconvenient to press (rb and lb probably) with a selector switch to change the function. that may be useful. either way, I never soldered before this project (risky, huh?) but now I really have the hang of it. thanks!
hacker10015 years ago
do you solder it the push button and who now how to use a push button
That doesn't make any sense.
AJKargl255 years ago
I broke off the "D21" slot, so I have a normal controller with an extra trigger and 3 broken LED lights. :(
dazza_2115 years ago
Does this work for COD5?
abce136 years ago
where can i find that screwdriver in canada?
A car store, but when you get it make sure it is long enough to fit in the hole
make sure its long enough to fit in the hole

thats what she said
Kill_Roy (author)  abce136 years ago
I'm not sure where to get it in the case of stores but www.wihatools.com is a company that specializes in that kind of screwdriver, so you could order from them.
1-40 of 164Next »