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Old 11-07-2011, 04:43 PM   #61
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Ok i just did this today and success!! For the record i have an early build model 323 that had no multifunction from the factory and all I did was purchase the required retrofit cable(same number as the op except drop the last zero here in north america) and a multifunction sport wheel thats it!!!!









So to confirm, this is an early date production 323 that came feom factory without multifunction or cruise and it was direct plug and play with wheel and retrofit cable


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Old 11-08-2011, 06:01 PM   #62
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where can i find just the retrofit cable for the triangle airbag steering wheel...i dont need the buttons that come with the kit for the round airbag steering wheel...just the wires, WHERE THE HELL CAN I FIND JUST THE WIRING HARNESS...ive searched everywhere and the dealership only offers the harness with the buttons for the round airbag steering wheel and its like $300 so i said screw that, im not paying that much because it comes with buttons that i dont need.


Im at the point where im just going to attempt to wire it myself and make my own wiring harness, the main thing i want is just to have volume control and for the buttons to illuminate at night.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:43 PM   #63
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where can i find just the retrofit cable for the triangle airbag steering wheel...i dont need the buttons that come with the kit for the round airbag steering wheel...just the wires, WHERE THE HELL CAN I FIND JUST THE WIRING HARNESS...ive searched everywhere and the dealership only offers the harness with the buttons for the round airbag steering wheel and its like $300 so i said screw that, im not paying that much because it comes with buttons that i dont need.


Im at the point where im just going to attempt to wire it myself and make my own wiring harness, the main thing i want is just to have volume control and for the buttons to illuminate at night.

If it is the same one as the round one the part number is 61120016012 (the original post has an extra zero on the end).

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/61120016012/ES161712/


If you meant the connecting lines at the steering wheel, you can see the part numbers here
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #64
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Solved the problem. Got impatient and made my own wiring harness. Everything works now, including cruise control.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:02 AM   #65
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Solved the problem. Got impatient and made my own wiring harness. Everything works now, including cruise control.
Wow I am impressed! That was fast. Good job. I seen your posts earlier but didnt have the answer you were looking for, I am glad you got it figured out.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:57 AM   #66
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Is it much more simple to wire up the multifunction on its own? I have the switches but can't differentiate in the 'how to' which wiring is for the MF and which for the cruise. Do I need any additional wiring to what's already in place?

Can anyone help? Car is a facelift 04.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:23 PM   #67
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Is it much more simple to wire up the multifunction on its own? I have the switches but can't differentiate in the 'how to' which wiring is for the MF and which for the cruise. Do I need any additional wiring to what's already in place?

Can anyone help? Car is a facelift 04.
Which end are you asking about? Inside the steering wheel, there is a 4 wire connector and that does both the radio and cruise. At the bottom end you have to run 3 wires (using those from the cable set). 2 go over the the LCM switch (power and i-bus) and 1 goes into the engine bay for the cruise control.

Did you download the pdf file in post #10? It and the pictures should get you going.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:14 AM   #68
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I'm such a novice!

Before embarking, can anyone confirm how the airbag goes back in? Is it a push fit without the need for screwdrivers depressed into the side of the wheel?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #69
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I'm such a novice!

Before embarking, can anyone confirm how the airbag goes back in? Is it a push fit without the need for screwdrivers depressed into the side of the wheel?
Yes just push straight in at least on a sport wheel it is. Not sure about on a four spoke


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bump. does anyone know if the steering wheel goes back on just 1 way? it looks like theres a notch to where it will only reinstall one way, I probably never realized my wheel/alignment was off a tad, the steering wheel is a bit off center.
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bump. does anyone know if the steering wheel goes back on just 1 way? it looks like theres a notch to where it will only reinstall one way, I probably never realized my wheel/alignment was off a tad, the steering wheel is a bit off center.
It can definitely rotate and throw it off center (ask me how I know).

There are alignment marks something like this:

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finished removing the wheel and re-aligning. thanks! ps, removing the airbag sucks.
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ps, removing the airbag sucks.
Tell me about it. Gave up on the installation when I couldn't remove it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:42 AM   #74
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if you want to modificate using SSG paddle shift, you can go to this link:
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i have this cable on picture i wish to have MF , what cable i need ; 61 12 0 016 012 and thats it? thanks
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i have this cable on picture i wish to have MF , what cable i need ; 61 12 0 016 012 and thats it? thanks
Yes. If you look at the pictures in the first post, you have the cable in the third picture. You also need the cables shown in the 2nd picture. The part number you have is correct.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #78
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find till now this parts for cruise control it's almost everything i need , but i dont know if i need some other car computer or mine from 1998 is good or i need some other part what i dont know, please help








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Old 04-22-2012, 05:00 AM   #79
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Yay Thanks for for write up your post and the pdf made this job really easy for me and everything works i didnt buy the retrofit kit, i made my own saved my self a bit of money. Im so happy to have cruise and volume buttons again , as my last e46 had them and now im new one does to. Thanks Heaps.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #80
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Made a video of my installation.
Hope you can use it :-)




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