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Old 05-16-2009, 02:25 AM   #41
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I don't understand, so a car that did not came with Cruise control, will have cruise control after installing this properly? i always thought cruise control is some kind of a computer chip that is required?
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:10 AM   #42
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Cruise control comes programmed into the DME for the "drive by wire" e46s. It takes a MF steering wheel and a couple of wires to enable and control it.


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Old 07-04-2009, 02:55 PM   #43
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could some one put a wiring set on ebay for people to buy it would be a great idea, here in malta i cannot find a retrofit harness.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:40 AM   #44
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I wish I can add this feature to my car. Ever heard of this? Perhaps map it to the sport or DSC button?

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #45
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Hi,
I just successfully replaced a nonMF 3 spokes SW by a MF round airbag SW, all is working fine !
Thank you again for your great DIY, clear and simple.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:30 AM   #46
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I just replaced a non MF 4 spoke wheel with a MF M sport wheel. Worked out well except I had different DME/DDE connectors than in the PDF, but I was saved - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...83/#post193780 FYI I have a 2004 300xd Touring that originated in Germany in case that is helpful for anyone...
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:27 AM   #47
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Thanks very much for this guide, just put a MF unit into my 320Ci. I had to using this number to order the wiring kit though:

61 12 0 016 012

On a right hand drive car you need to take out the glove box, access to the wiring box is behind there
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:03 PM   #48
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RE: Small hole in Firewall

Great DIY man. Cheers.

I decided to take a photo of the hole which the blue wire passes through before I put everything back together.... Just incase anyone gets stuck at this part... Cos I was worried about finding it.



Blue wire is running from Right hand side of the photo.

This is obv a RHD car and the photo is of the removed glovebox side but I presume its the same kinda hole in a LHD car behind the steering assembly.

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Old 01-24-2010, 03:01 PM   #49
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Finding the pass through took me a while. Here is a pic (not mine) from a LHD car. The RHD car is probably harder to get at because fuse box.


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Old 03-06-2010, 12:56 AM   #50
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Cazz, and others, this truly is a fantastic thread with some great photos etc. I finished mine (second attempt) in about 3 hours. Granted I was going slowly so as not to break anything and double checking everything before I soldered any connections etc.

The reason I purchased my 06 ZCP was because of this thread. I wanted the competition package, but I am one who also needs cruise control. Now I have both! I find it remarkable how powerful user forums are in regard to the knowledge, sharing, and value to owners. I am really surprised there aren't more manufactures (BMW) found supporting these sites?

Thanks again for everything, everyone!
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #51
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:45 AM   #52
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So I followed the instructions and added a wire into pin #27 of my DDE under the hood, and the cruise control still doesn't work....
Wth is going on here. I had to run the wire from my steering wheel to the fuse box on the RHS and then through the firewall that way instead of running 30 cm behind my pedals... regardless do I have to enable this feature at the dealership? or what should I do?
Please advise.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:31 AM   #53
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Fuse box? The wire that connects to the DDE goes to the steering column switch, pin 8. That is in the PDF file A6 and A1 are connected.

No dealer activation.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:00 AM   #54
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Thanks StavKon and everyone else who added to the DIY, especially johnmcgill for the invaluable picture of the hole that I couldn't find.

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:20 PM   #55
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BMW pdf instruction file

hello, could you send me BMW service manual for 2000 323i sedan PDF to my email

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:06 AM   #56
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Ive started to do this retro fit. It was all pritty easy to install with the help from this quide, thankyou again, but ive encountered a problem. I have the the bmw e46 318 54plate facelift model. The DDE control module is different from the one in this guide and I dont want to wire the harness up to the wrong connector in case anything goes wrong. Can anyone shed some light on this issue. Ive included some pics of the module and the two different plugs.





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Old 08-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #57
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Ive started to do this retro fit. It was all pritty easy to install with the help from this quide, thankyou again, but ive encountered a problem. I have the the bmw e46 318 54plate facelift model. The DDE control module is different from the one in this guide and I dont want to wire the harness up to the wrong connector in case anything goes wrong. Can anyone shed some light on this issue. Ive included some pics of the module and the two different plugs.
A couple of questions:
1) Which engine do you have?
2) On your pic, there is a blue dot. Does the connector pull apart there?
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:39 PM   #58
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I have the N46 engine. This is the DME module:



Yes the connector with the blue dot does come apart. I have already inspected it because I found this information on the DME module:

http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/09/88/03

It clearly says that the wire for 'E46 Signal from cruise control (right-hand button pad on multi-function steering wheel)' goes into slot 4 of the 'connector X60002, 26-pin'
. But there is already a wire in that slot so havn't got a clue where to put it.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #59
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OK. I found that too.

You might read thru this

It is a google translation of a German site so my understanding is not going to be perfect.

Quote:
Only vehicles with N46 engine
Female terminal branch separated from the A6.
Branch A8 using butt connectors (1) and
Shrink tubing (2) at the open end of the cable
A6 connect feeder.
Black, 58-pin plug X60002 from the
DME control unit unlock and remove.
Branch A7, einpinen to PIN 4 of plug X60002.
Assemble and plug X60002 on DMESteuergerät
reconnect.
Perfectly clear, right?
It looks like there is a slightly different retrofit wiring kit for the N46 that has a pin connector that fits into fits into that socket. The blue wire is extended (using a butt connector) by a brown wire.
In the posts down the page it looks like someone just tapped into the existing wire on pin #4 of x60002 to reuse the connector. I think he just clipped it.

Also note, that the link and the picture you posted are mirrored because one depicts the socket side and the other the plug side.

Good luck.

(Disclaimer time: I'm not a mechanic and I haven't done this before. I don't speak German. I take no responsibility for anything at any time.)
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:15 AM   #60
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Sorry for a rewake of an old thread...

This will make cruise control work 100% ??
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