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  1. Now completed! Information regarding installation starts in this post; ****************************************************** I'd quite like to retrofit a reversing camera to my LCI F11, it's about the only option that it doesn't have (along with upgraded HiFi) that I would have liked. I've seen a few options available from various suppliers, which seem to be a (non-OEM) camera, wiring loom and control box and presumably some coding to activate. They're available fitted for varying prices from £450 to £650 or so. I'm handy with gap openers and wiring so reckon I could fit a kit myself, but I need to know what bits to buy - I'd prefer OEM equipment if possible although as long as it appears in the same way as OEM on the screen with dynamic guidelines and a decent quality camera then that's fine. The camera definitely needs to be integrated into the boot handle, I don't want to be cutting into bodywork, or have anything stuck on. Has anyone done this themselves and can list the bits that are needed, or offer any advice?
  2. Hi all, I wanted to share with you my experience of fitting LCI rear lights on to my Pre-LCI E60. Just to be clear, I had considered the following before successfully carrying this out: 1) I didn't want the expense of buying Bruce Miranda cables 2) I wanted to utilise the Ricky brake effect 3) I didn't want the hassle of running extra wires from the LM2 4) I wanted to utilise the official BMW retrofit cables 5) I didn't want to change my adaptive bi-xenons, I intended to keep the Pre-LCI ones 6) I wanted to the leave the factory wiring in the car untouched Firstly, I retrofitted the LM2 light module to my 56 plate E60. There are plenty of guides discussing this, so I will assume you already have the LM2 light module retrofitted or fitted as standard (from the later Pre-LCI models) as this is not possible with the LM1. I had to purchase the LM2 with adaptive functionality but this coding can be done with any LM2. I got the LM2 for £85 off eBay, the ones without AHL can picked up for a between £40 and £60. There is a little bit of pin swapping required on the harness bought from BMW. The part number for the Retrofit harness is 61120432110. I ordered it from BMW directly and it cost £25+VAT. I managed to pick up some LCI rear lights off eBay for £130 delivered also. OK let me discuss the coding first as this will make more sense when I discuss the pin swapping on the retrofit harness. This assumes you are familiar with NCSEXPERT also, again there are plenty of guides on this. In the LM2, you need to change: KALTUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_H_L from aktiv to nicht_aktiv KALTUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_H_R from aktiv to nicht_aktiv WARMUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_H_L from aktiv to nicht_aktiv KALTUEBERWACHUNG_BLK_H_R from aktiv to nicht_aktiv FEHLERMELDUNG_CC_BLK_H_L from aktiv to nicht_aktiv FEHLERMELDUNG_CC_BLK_H_R from aktiv to nicht_aktiv all of the above are in relation to the LED indicators and this tells the LM2 to not carry out cold or warm bulb checks and not report any check control messages in due course. Lastly, you need to change: PWM_ANSTEURUNG_BL from wert_05 to wert_02 and wert_04 This disables the brake light being used as a side light (I will explain this shortly). Essentially it changes the voltage output from 6.598v to 0v PWM_ANSTEUERUNG_RL_33 from wert_05 to wert_04 This increases the tail light voltage from the default 6.598v to 100% (around 13.8v) PWM_AN_NSL_SL from wert_02 and wert_03 to wert_01 This disables the fog light from being used as a side light by reducing the voltage from the default 4.699v to 0v We have to disable the fog light and brake light as side lights as we have increased the voltage on the side light to 100% therefore you wouldn't be able to tell when pressing the brake or putting the rear fogs on as the brightness wouldn't change. The bulb checks on the Pre-LCI as standard for the inner side lights are turned off by default so we don't need to edit the coding on these. The plan is to use the increased side light voltage to power the LED rods to match the OEM LCI lights brightness. The brake light will be utilised in the fog assembly and the fog light will be placed where the brake light was before (the outer light). The inner side light will no longer be powered as that is what we are using. This gives us the Ricky brake effect. In order to achieve this the following pins need to be swapped on the retrofit harness: Left hand side rear light Pin 1 = ground - OK Pin 2 = fog light - move to Pin 6 brake light Pin 3 = Reverse - OK Pin 4 = Side Light - OK (when you get the harness, this linked to Pin 7 on the LCI connector, this need to be moved on the LCI connector side to Pin 4 (LED rods) as we are no longer using the side bulbs Pin 5 = Indicator - OK Pin 6 = brake light - move to Pin 2 Right hand side rear light Exactly the same as above but Pin 4 needs to be moved from Pin 7 on the LCI connector to Pin 2 on the LCI connector side (LED rods) And that's it!! Plug your lights in with 0 errors and give yourself a pat on the back as you have saved yourself £200+ on buying Bruce Miranda cables and you have a working solution with no need for resisters or relays etc. It took me a few attempts to get the coding right but hopefully this will help a few people who are interested in this upgrade. If you have welcome lights coded as well these will light up the LED rods now as well instead of the halogen lights which look a lot smarter. Plus remember: When you sell the vehicle you can code it back to defaults and just plug the old lights back in too! I will upload some pictures at the weekend of my wiring etc. With a before and after. Thanks Jamie
  3. domt101

    M5 Retrofit

    Hi Guys, I've had a look through the forums and i know this has been ask before but i wanted to make sure. I have a 530i m sport and with electric folding/heated/auto dimming mirrors but I'm thinking of retrofitting aftermarket m5 mirrors, either from SSDD or ebay. As mine are already electric would it be a simple plug and play?? Also on the SSDD websites there's with and without memory glass, is this if your car has memory seats?? Also I've read problems about people receiving LHD versions.
  4. Hi Bought a 2008 535d M Sport a few weeks ago with some tasty improvements one of which is a retrofitted CIC. I want to upgrade the satnav from the 2014 release to the most current. I've been told i need the VIN number from thr car the CIC unit came from in order to do this update. I dont have it and neither does the previous owner. Anyone got any ideas?
  5. Greenninja

    6WB retrofit to F10

    HI all, has anyone attempted to do the following?? http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700327 I really like the idea of this and by all accounts can be done, my car is a 2011 F10 (unsure if this makes mine LCI or pre LCI????) and what exactly does LCI mean?? Thanks in advance
  6. Hello all, New to forums, have recently embarked on a upgrade project on my beloved 06 M5. I have upgraded the CCC to CIC, changed the controller and installed the high LCI ac panel. I have an issue with the ac not being cold, have had it re gassed, changed compressor to no joy. (it was working before the upgrade). I have also done the pin 21 hack to stop the engine fan from running constantly, I am just stuck with where to go from here. Has anyone upgraded a pre lci high ac to lci high ac and had the same issue? Any help would be much appreciated!
  7. Has anyone tried to replace the radio amplifier and add DAB antenna from a different generation? I got a Dynavin N6
  8. NuckingFuts

    Lights

    Morning all, so while at work, I'm poking around looking for parts, as you do. The factory Xenons on my car are poor. i'm not sure whether i just need new bulbs, or by design they're just a little naff. The build list (from bmwdecoder) lists: Has anyone gone ahead and retrofitted the Bi-Xenon headlamps at all? I've seen a video on the bimmerfest forum where someone has fitted the H7 LED bulbs to their M5, but i thought why not go the whole hog and do the retrofit and get a better light in a newer unit. I'd also like to go round and replace all the rest of the exterior bulbs for LED versions, so does anyone have somewhere they've bought LEDs from for their car, and can recommend? Cheers! Deepan
  9. Hi everyone. I bought my 2012 535D 1,5 months ago, and I am very happy with it. Awesome car, good spec too. There is one thing, what makes me the feeling, is something missing. It has a upgraded 2 zone climate, so I only get cold air from the rear air vents, even if the outside temperature is low. This is annoying because if I have passengers at the rear, they always complains due they are cold. So because of this, I try to find solution, and I would like to do some modification, as a 4 zone climate retrofit. Have anybody ever done this before? I saw, need a couple of things, like a rear panel, blower, air duct, maybe the front air vents as well, because there is an additional ’warm-cold’ switch for the passengers. I know, the car with the 4 zone c. has an air vents on the B-pillar too, but I think, it is not necessary for the proper operation. I do not know the wires, how does it look like under the centre compartment.I already found a rear climate panel, and I purchased it. I do not want to buy the rest of the item until I know what I will need exactly. And also, I will need somebody, how can do this retrofit job, because I am not a good handyman, and after the installation it needs to be coded. I live in Warrington, so if you know somebody, Who can do a job like this, I would be happy to send me the details.The other thing is, I have perforated leather seats, due the front ones has the active ventilation features, and I found on the internet, the heating elements already installed into the rear seats, just there is now wires and switches to activate them. The panel, what I bought has two buttons for the seat heating, so may it will work after the wiring?! Thanks!
  10. Romes

    E34 Battery

    Morning guys, I need a quick bit of help / advice please. My E38 750 has a 700CCA battery in it and its supposed to have 850 - 900CCA. I can buy a battery from Halfords that will fit it no problem but my question...... Can I fit the 700CCA battery in my 525 E34? the voltage is the same and she should only take the Amps needed???? Any help would be appreciated
  11. Romes

    HID Upgrade

    Maybe you kind peeps can shed some light on this (sorry had to do it - couldn't help myself). After driving the E34 back and forth yesterday including in the dark, I have come to the conclusion that the uprated head light bulbs are just not really up to the job. My E38 has HID and they are so much better than the standard Charles Dickens candle like bulbs. So anyway onto the question, if i were to retrofit / upgrade to HID lights would I need to install the headlight washer system for MOT time?
  12. Hi all, I'm a newbie on this forum so please bare with me. I have just bought a 1987 m535i and would like to carry out an upgrade on it. I would like to retrofit ac to the car. I know this is way above my technical abilities so wanted to know if anyone on here can carry this out for me? I have hit the search button on this topic but am yet to find a thread where one provides a fitting service. All help appreciated. Arif
  13. Hi everyone, There is not many accurately detailed posts on this, I've had a look & I'm a bit unsure on what to do so any advice will help. I've been keeping up on this forum for years however this is my first topic so excuse me if I'm doing anything wrong.. I have a 535d M Sport Pre LCI with the ugly hazey Halogen headlights. I've managed to pickup a pair of BMW Pre LCI Dynamic Xenon headlights with the ballast (and I think headlight module) without the bulbs or bulb holder for £50! Which I think is bargain of the century. I wanted to know what my options were. The route I was thinking of going as a last resort was, HID with bulb holder, and some E53 X5 SMD LED Angel Rings which I bought as I know these are the same measurements for the angels on E60's. Is there any other way to do it so I can get the Dynamic Xenon also working with the whole steering wheel etc.. Will there be any coding required? Do I need any additional parts etc. Thanks, Nahid
  14. supertramp101

    pa soft

    PA SOFT --- hi all has any body got a copy of this and dongle working ok and from ware ? I know loads of Chinese clones are for sale but do they work ? I want to set up a lap top with an rs323 port and windows xp just for coding and most of the sets I have seen seem to have rs323 interface cable and from what I read a usb to serial seem to be a bit hit and miss I all ready have a set of jimmys but iam thinking of doing the m5 cluster retrofit and will have to recode vin and mileage as a side note does anybody know when bmw started using the cluster eep that holds the mileage info that only can be adjusted upwards thanks in advance
  15. I'm hoping some of you experienced e39 owners can shine a definitive light on this subject. I've read a few posts on retrofitting Xenon headlights but none seem to be complete. They usually invlove 3rd party products, a complete retro fitting kit, updating pre-facelift to facelift models or just end up being far too ambiguous to risk spending money on. I have a facelift 2002 model. It's got BMW/Hella head lamps, angel eyes with projector dipped lenses (see pics). It also has the intensive wash option. It DOESN'T have auto headlight leveling. What I'm wanting to know is, what will I need to install the Xenon light system on my car. Am I right in thinking all I'll need is the ballast packs, brackets and bulbs so it will be plug and play, or am I missing something. I'm aware that UK MOT law dictates that auto leveling and lamp wash systems do NOT have to be fitted but if they are, they MUST be working. I'm wanting to use genuine BMW prodcuts. I've heard of an ebay user selling the genuine BMW ballasts, brackets and bulbs for about £90. Here are some pics of the headlights on my car. Thanks in advance.
  16. What are you either Upgrading, Modding or Retrofitting to your car at the moment or in the future?
  17. I have spoken with a couple of members and the general consensus is that this is a retrofit too far... ... But before I write the idea off (i'm not adverse to putting in the effort) has anyone else looked into this? The donor vehicle is a M reg 1994 525i Touring auto with the second airbag system control box under rear bench. The unit has a power, input from passenger seat & door connector plug and then feed wires to the two airbags. The recipient is a 1992 525iX touring with an earlier system of two small orange boxes on the front suspension towers. The wires go into the cabin through the fire wall. I have taken out the glovebox and some of of the gubbins like top vent and radio but can not find a connector for the passenger airbag + dash that the parts file (BMWfans.info) lists for this vehicle ??
  18. DeeBoi

    E60 CIC retrofit

    Hi guys, can anyone pls tell me where inside or around Manchester can I retrofit CIC for my e60? Thanks
  19. I'm in the process of retrofitting a rear electric sun shade to my facelift 530i sport, and having sourced the parcel shelf with blind (the easy bit) I now need to fit the wiring and control. My car currently has DSC and PDC switches on the console switch centre. This is the very thin (basic) switch centre. Being unable to quickly find a replacement switch centre with exactly my new options (DSC, PDC and sun shade,) my next instinct was to crack it open to investigate inside and this is what I found... It only contains the switches themselves, backlight illumination LEDs and the LED indicator for the PDC switch. The resistors are to set the LED current. There's no active circuitry at all, and there's lots of option links on the PCB to allow each switch and LED function to be routed to various different main connector pins. This allows BMW to put any function in any switch location (well almost) by simply fitting the surface-mount components, including zero-ohm resistors (which act as wire links,) according to the vehicle's option list. This led me to believe that so long as I got a three-button switch centre with the sun shade option (containing the sun shade drive electronics) I should be able to re-configure the other buttons for PDC and DSC by a little bit of soldering. A quick look at BMW WDS confirms that these functions are passive switch circuits, both on the basic switch centre and on the more exotic (deeper) switch centre typically found with heated seat and sun shade options. So, now to find a switch centre with at least 3 standard buttons including the sun shade...
  20. Folks, I am in the process of adding a Bluetooth antenna to my OEM MULF2 which is located in the "Polystyrene Boat" in the spare wheel well...... Does any one know where the OEM antenna mounting location is for an E61? Yes I know where it is on a saloon.......it's the touring installation which is confusing me....there's no real help from T'Internet that I can find.....so who has actually seen theirs on an E61? Also...anyone got a spare BT antenna (84506928461) for sale? Cheers, Peter
  21. Looking to change my iDrive from the standard CCC to CIC and I've contacted a couple of people that do it and I've been quoted close to 3 grand. I know that half the price is the cost of the unit and the labour involved in taking the thing out and fitting it back again, but Is this a straight swap and after just a matter of coding? Because if it is this, I could buy the CIC myself and fit it and then take it to get it coded. Would all the cables and things in the back of the unit be the same as on the old one or is there cutting and soldering involved?
  22. Hi guys, this is my first post on this site and saw a few things that interested me. for example: heated seats vented seats electric rear blind lumbar support (mine has standard electric seats) possibility of these if money permits: upgrade to a MKIV navi rear heated seats bluetooth/hands free (preferably OEM) Voice control system. bassically why i started this topic is that i have some of the know how, (like the lumbar support instalation) but im having trouble finding parts and im even happy of looking to britain, europe and america to source them (im an aussie ). any help that anyone can give on where to get these parts, without it costing an arm and a leg, would be priceless! cheers.
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