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Old 06-15-2016, 03:52 AM   #1
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E46 (2000): OBC Version and DIY Cruise Control

Hi guys,

Question 1/2: I have BMW E46 M43 from year 2000. It is with the oldest steering wheel, not multifunctional.



I read guides how to retrofit cruise control, but cannot find info if it will work with the old steering wheel, with the eventual CC button brought out separately somewhere on the board.

Question 2/2:How can I find the version of my OBC module and then check what features can be coded/enabled (reverse mirrors turning down, air conditioner memorising the latest setting, auto door lock etc)?

I am a novice and just purchased my first car, so you may expect other threads with questions to follow. But rest assured, I know that it is better for me to read before asking

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Old 06-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:40 AM   #3
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Installing cruise control will require more than a multifunction steering wheel and some programming of the ECU. You car has a throttle cable. As a result the cruise control mid will require the installation of a cruise control-throttle cable servo. Sorry.
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Installing cruise control will require more than a multifunction steering wheel and some programming of the ECU. You car has a throttle cable. As a result the cruise control mid will require the installation of a cruise control-throttle cable servo. Sorry.
Even my throttle cable driven 99 used the electronic TB for cruise control. No servos, sorry.

Interested as well, you have two clutch switches. One on top the clutch, and another sensor on the clutch master its self. Check if you have both installed on a none cruise control car. If it can be done, it would require programming. Interested in the answer!
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Even my throttle cable driven 99 used the electronic TB for cruise control. No servos, sorry.

Good to know!
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:25 PM   #6
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Hi guys. I have replaced my steering wheel with a multifunction one, so now I can use the radio-related buttons, it works fine and is pretty nice.
I still want to retrofit the cruise control now, still looking to source all the parts needed for my M43 engine. Is there some kind of a guide how to make this all work, after I eventually find all the parts?
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:24 AM   #7
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Now I got (hopefully) all the parts to retrofit the cruise on an M43 engine. However, I can't find any guide in English showing how to fit it now... Everything is for N42 or other engines, or whatever I find for M43 - the links are not valid anymore...

Any help would be appreciated!
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