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#1 aidilj

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

My unit is one of the dumbed-down trim that doesn't come with board computer stalk. Thanks to bro Zidee, the stalk was acquired.After installation of the stalk itself, the feature needs to be enabled through programming. I'm using DIS for programming, so if you don't have one, you might want to visit the mechanic for it.The car is an E46 N42 MY2002.Remove battery to not raise airbag alarm after installationPosted ImageI'm on 4 spoke steering, remove two torx screws on each side to remove airbag and steering buttonsPosted ImageoffPosted ImageRemove bolt with wrenchPosted ImageNote the steering center markingPosted ImageRemove top clipPosted ImageRemove bottom clipPosted ImagePry open console and remove four torx screws to release slip ringPosted ImageThree connectors to the slip ringPosted ImageThe turn signal connector already have four wires, the non-BC stalk uses only threePosted ImagePin difference between BC (left) and non-BC (right) stalkhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/IMG_3069_G.jpgRemove the non-BC stalk, install the BC stalk and reverse installation. Now to enable the BC button at the stalk.Fire up DIS and click on Coding/Programhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/ihka/3.pngSelect ZCS/FA codinghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/ihka/15.pngWarningshttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/diagnostic/7.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/2.pngChoose E46http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/3.pngChoose retrofithttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/4.pngWarningshttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/5.pngOn-board computerhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/6.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/7.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/8.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/9.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/10_G.pnghttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/11.pngBefore and after in INPABC function offhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/diagnostic/bcoff_G.pngBC function onhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/12_G.pngBC functionclockhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/IMG_3071_G.jpgoutside temperaturehttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/IMG_3072_G.jpgaverage consumptionhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/IMG_3073_G.jpgdistance to empty (cruise distance)http://i791.photobuc...74_G.jpgaverage speedhttp://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/aidilj/board-computer/IMG_3075_G.jpgCheersAidil

#2 IanDaddy

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

So you got around to do it. Nice.

#3 kayz

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:08 AM

Fuhhhh nice bro........

#4 aidilj

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

So you got around to do it. Nice.


This is one of the reason to bring up DIS

Fuhhhh nice bro........


Hopefully with all the information, I would be able to drive economically.. :biggrin:

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:42 PM

Great stuff... detail DIY :) BTW why did ur car came with no BC?

#6 aidilj

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:04 PM

Great stuff... detail DIY :)

BTW why did ur car came with no BC?


Exactly the question. I don't know. Maybe it is something on the options list. Does everyone else have BC?

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

Hmmm... my E46 '99 320i have it i guess (based on all the screen shot of your post) then again its Jap. Spec so i donno... besides its my first own beemer...

#8 aidilj

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 02:10 PM

I missed the most important pictures in the DIY, the stalks!

Here is the BC stalk fitted
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non-BC stalk
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:06 AM

Bravo bro aidilj... p/s your multimedia panel project is awesome (guys...he even have a small form factor CPU in his E46 glove compartment and connect to 7 in LCD panel !). No wonder la...electronic whiz. Later I want to upgrade my scanner to GT1 like yours...he he.

#10 aidilj

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:27 AM

bro zidee thanks.

you can read on the carputer project here http://www.bmwclubma...arputer-project

here for GT1 bringup http://www.bmwclubma...nd-INPA-working

here for turning on aircon recirc memory once you have GT1 http://www.bmwclubma...memory-function

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

Just did this mod following Aidil's DIY and a few other guides as reference as I have a sports steering. Anyway, it was pretty straight forward. Now the problem is I'm a little disappointed that the BC button only shows three functions and does not unlock the hidden functions. Oh well, anyway had a good father-son bonding time doing it. Salut

#12 aidilj

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:59 AM

Glad to know this. What hidden functions you expect to unlock?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Glad to know this. What hidden functions you expect to unlock?


Engine RPM, engine temperature...you know the ones you have to unlock with code 19 in the test menu on the dashboard.

Salut

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:04 AM

after reading your thread doing the installation and configure the settings using computer , feels want to buy e46 now. :top:

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

where did u get the stalk bro?
locally?

Just did this mod following Aidil's DIY and a few other guides as reference as I have a sports steering. Anyway, it was pretty straight forward.

Now the problem is I'm a little disappointed that the BC button only shows three functions and does not unlock the hidden functions. Oh well, anyway had a good father-son bonding time doing it.

Salut



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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:43 PM

Hi Bro aidilj, great DIY. Mine is the same model as yours and has no BC also. Yes, like to know how much did u pay for the stalk and where can i buy it? I dont think i have that kind of patience and knowledge to DIY and will probably need someone to do it for me.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

Engine RPM, engine temperature...you know the ones you have to unlock with code 19 in the test menu on the dashboard.

Salut


Bro solo, other parameters are not supported. I was also interested in digital speedo but found out that it is impossible

Hi Bro aidilj, great DIY. Mine is the same model as yours and has no BC also. Yes, like to know how much did u pay for the stalk and where can i buy it? I dont think i have that kind of patience and knowledge to DIY and will probably need someone to do it for me.


Hey Bro, I got the stalk from a fellow forumer who is currently also seeking for an E46, it was sold at a reasonable price. You can try chop shop bro, hakitrade? This same part is shared with a few other models like E38, E39.. installation is fairly straight forward, let me know if help is needed with coding.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

Bro solo, other parameters are not supported. I was also interested in digital speedo but found out that it is impossible



Hey Bro, I got the stalk from a fellow forumer who is currently also seeking for an E46, it was sold at a reasonable price. You can try chop shop bro, hakitrade? This same part is shared with a few other models like E38, E39.. installation is fairly straight forward, let me know if help is needed with coding.


Look like this is a fun project for next weekend. However I have not got my DIS working ... Huhuhu

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

Look like this is a fun project for next weekend. However I have not got my DIS working ... Huhuhu


Not only fun but useful. You can use NCS Expert to do the coding as well.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Exactly the question. I don't know. Maybe it is something on the options list. Does everyone else have BC?


Great job again aidil.......FYI My 39 does not come with BC...hampeh




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