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Old 02-16-2005, 03:34 PM   #21
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Yes, you need to reset it. happened to me also
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #22
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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 )

Thx C
Did you disconnect the battery before installing the wiring harness, you wouldn't have gotten the light if the battery was. You really should disconnect before doing any electrical work on your car to be on the safe side. But anyways Yes it does have to be reset now.
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:54 AM   #23
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No I didn't disconnect the battery
If it can be solved by resseting ,car was going to garage anyway.

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:57 PM   #24
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Mutifunctional Steering Wheels Does Not Work

hi there,

i just purchased a multifunctional steerign wheel and fitte it. i see that the it does not work. no lights are coming on the buttons not does any of the buttons work. can anyone help
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:46 AM   #25
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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   #26
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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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Old 03-07-2007, 06:06 AM   #27
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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   #28
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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...

Thanks
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #29
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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...

Thanks
Hello,

MFL instructions N.o.1. - german language

MFL instructions N.o.2. - english language

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:59 AM   #30
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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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Old 04-02-2008, 01:31 PM   #31
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Thanks very much guys!! I really appreciate it... Wil make sure 2 post pics once complete...

Cheers
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:30 AM   #32
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So, finally got my ass over to BMW and had this installed.

And now I have cruise control!!

My car (99 323i) was manufactured in 09/08, so it uses retrofit kit # 65710016106. This consists of:

01290016107 - Installation Instuctions
01290017969 - Stick-0n Label
32346753943 - Sport Streering Wheel w/multi function buttons
61120016012 - Retrofit cable set, speed control
61131367599 - (6) cable straps

This whole kit is $784.88 Cdn. from BMW parts department.

I already had the instructions and steering wheel (and airbag - 32341095767). Figured I didn't need the label and straps, so I told BMW to order the cable. It was $50.60.

The instructions say the install should take 1 hours. BMW quoted me 4.5 hours, but ended up doing it in 2.5 hours.
They had never done one of these before, and had their doubts that it would work, BUT IT DID.
The radio buttons on the steering wheel don't work, but I have and aftermarket unit, so I didn't expect them to work anyway...

So yes, this can be done!
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:27 PM   #33
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I have bmw e46 316 -99 and i allready bought mf steering wheel. Are these two parts all i need to get cruise to work

61120016012 - Retrofit cable set, speed control
61131367599 - (6) cable straps

what is that label part?

I decided to get those parts at ebay

for example:

http://cgi.ebay.de/BMW-E36-E38-E39-E...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:07 PM   #34
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For the "drive by wire" cars, the panel and cable set is all the is required.

I believe you have an E46 with a throttle cable. That makes things much more complicated. BMW doesn't sell a retrofit kit for that engine and I haven't heard of anyone successfully adding a factory BMW cruise control.

This is what realoem says "Cannot be retrofitted, since vehicle is not equipped with wiring and various control units necessary."

At a minimum you will need the control unit and the cable actuator. There may be some other hardware needed such as a switch for the clutch pedal. Figuring out all the wiring is another story.

*Edit*:
I found the diagram with all the parts of the cruise. At least I think this is for your car:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...ruise_control/

... and this is the picture of the retrofit ...
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E4...ruise_control/

The "empty box".

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Old 11-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #35
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I have heard that the M43 engine can install cruise controll with help of a electronic giver part, on the throttle body?..
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #36
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Can i put the kit on my car ? bmw e46 3.18i 98 years model.
Here s my last 7 VIN NUMBER. :JJ02925
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #37
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Thesonof, i have that steering wheel in my '99 318i, so yes you can.
It's very handy
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #38
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I believe you have an E46 with a throttle cable. That makes things much more complicated. BMW doesn't sell a retrofit kit for that engine and I haven't heard of anyone successfully adding a factory BMW cruise control.
I have a throttle cable AND cruise control. There's no reason it can't be done.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:28 AM   #39
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So i have an 01 325 where i just replaced the steering wheel due to torn leather. came across a great deal for one with MFL buttons in perfect condition for $30, so I installed it. So from the posts i read, i can not perform the MFL retrofit because my vehicle is drive by wire. but can i retrofit the radio butttons and not the cruise control? or can i still do the cruise control as well?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #40
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i have e46 2005 316i n45b16a engine ...... is that pdf work on that engine ?
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