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Old 12-24-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Multifunction DIY

Anyone have a permanent host for one file that is about 470KB big? I want to help people out in the community with the DIY for the multifunction retrofit. I get about 6 or 7 emails monthly for this. I am tired of having to follow up with emails and people that ask me to email them the instructions and then the email comes back to me. So if this could be hosted on the board that would be so much easier.
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Old 12-25-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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I dont know but I am almost about ready to post a DIY wiring harness for the non-multifunction to multifunction steering wheel as well
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:26 PM   #3
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I dont know but I am almost about ready to post a DIY wiring harness for the non-multifunction to multifunction steering wheel as well
That woudl be good. I have the PDF files that show all the instructions to do this. Its not that I don't want to help people out its just that it would be so much easier if it were permanently on this website so people didn't have to contact me for it. The instructions really just tell you how to do it but there is a substitute for the wiring harness.
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Old 12-26-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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Lets see how long this link lasts (Probably a day or Less):

Multifunction Steering Wheel Retrofit PDF

If it doesnt last I will store it somewhere else
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Old 12-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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Anyone have a permanent host for one file that is about 470KB big? I want to help people out in the community with the DIY for the multifunction retrofit. I get about 6 or 7 emails monthly for this. I am tired of having to follow up with emails and people that ask me to email them the instructions and then the email comes back to me. So if this could be hosted on the board that would be so much easier.
Hi,

I'm hosting a DIY for Technic for the NAV retrofit on my server and badged it all under a DIY page for Tourings and all E46s.

Check out: http://stradasystems.com/bmw/

If that home suits you, and you can definitely deep-link, then send me the file.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:20 PM   #6
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http://shd.mp3.org.by/3543en.pdf

will host it there for looong time

BTW, it works for '99 too. I had posted somewhere link to old version of this document.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #7
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Does anyone have the P/N for the retrofit wiring harness?
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:34 AM   #8
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just make your own harness i think the bmw one goes for clkose to $100 or more but I could be mistaken. Anyways in the pdf posted above I think it lists the part # for the harness
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:02 AM   #9
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just make your own harness i think the bmw one goes for clkose to $100 or more but I could be mistaken. Anyways in the pdf posted above I think it lists the part # for the harness
The part # in the pdf is for the entire retrofit kit (including steering wheel). Went to the dealer to find that wiring harness and he couldn't find it. Basically said he'd have to order the entire kit to see the p/n for the harness.
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Old 01-19-2005, 09:19 AM   #10
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this is a great post,
my local dealer told me it was imposible to do because it is not possible on a 316i, anyone know about this

I also have the old 3 spoke steering wheel and i know there is a multifuntional version of the wheel

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Old 01-19-2005, 01:37 PM   #11
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this is a great post,
my local dealer told me it was imposible to do because it is not possible on a 316i, anyone know about this

I also have the old 3 spoke steering wheel and i know there is a multifuntional version of the wheel
Per pdf file "bmw 3 series coupe, touring, saloon, covertible and comptact from start of the series also for all E46 4-cylinder models with new generation engine N42, LHD/RHD". So if you have such engine then it's possible.
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:18 PM   #12
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I entered my chasis number in http://www.realoem.com/bmw
and it says that i have the M43 engine, so the dealer was probably right
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Old 01-29-2005, 06:28 PM   #13
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I entered my chasis number in http://www.realoem.com/bmw
and it says that i have the M43 engine, so the dealer was probably right
I have M43 engine and i install multifunction steering wheel, tempomat doesn't work, audio function work
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Hi Guy's

Reviving this thread with a question.

So I did the MF DIY also,ordered the wiring harness and everything went great +all functions work nicely exept now my airbag light is on.

Does the computer has to be reset to make it go away?
Already made an appointment for programming the OBC (did that one as well => steering wheel was of anyway) so they can do this at the same time.
But if this is not the case,I'll have to search for what I did wrong or broke.

@freshslo : on a petrol engine you need an additional actuator to regulate the gasvalve,I just needed to plug in a wire in the main wiring harness and voila (diesel engine )

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ashiyer, start by reading the thread...=) u have to buy a cablekit bmw part no 61120016012 and connect the wheel. Follow the pdf diy and youll be fine.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:15 PM   #16
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ashiyer, start by reading the thread...=) u have to buy a cablekit bmw part no 61120016012 and connect the wheel. Follow the pdf diy and youll be fine.
Hmmm....did a search for that part # on realoem and couldn't find it.....
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Thats what I showed my dealer and they found it, BUT it may be euro-part nos since Im in sweden. Its actually just three wires, u can use any (not too thick) wire. Changed my wheel in about 1,5 hrs(can probably be done in 1 but I ´was careful,didnt wanna make any mistakes=) Bought the wheel of a backstreet cardealer who had an extra(950 SEK) 135USD and it was brand new!=))) heres a link to a much easier diy http://www.autopower.se/mekartips/me....asp?dokid=111 but its in swedish but u may get some ideas from the pics.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #18
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Hey guys

Newbie 2 the forum... Jus wanted 2 find out if that pdf file is hosted anywhere as the links dont work anymore..?

Im doing the m steering retrofit (got one brand new for $100)...

Any help would be appreciated...

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Hey guys

Newbie 2 the forum... Jus wanted 2 find out if that pdf file is hosted anywhere as the links dont work anymore..?

Im doing the m steering retrofit (got one brand new for $100)...

Any help would be appreciated...

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Hello,

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MFL instructions N.o.2. - english language

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If you can edit the post, you need to take out the "/url" from the end of the url...
http://www.kneb.net/bmw/E46/Multifun...20retrofit.pdf
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