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Unfortunately for my friend @MrCooperAuto , a garage had already tried a windy gun on them and blown the captive nuts out of the pressed metal.
 

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OK, So all of the parts i've ordered arrived. I want to start with the R3 (Icam module). What is needed regarding coding?
 

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Fit R3 and the icam, add 3AG to the FA, you will probably need to inject a CAFD into the Icam
 

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Ah, yes...

I forgot, you don't have Can 3 at all.

This is out of my knowledge range.
 

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So basically I install the icam module and then coding (I'll figure it out). From the icam module do I need to add wires from the R3 transistor to the BCD?

After that, I need to rewire my headlights connector (the female-male plugs from aliexpress arrived), but apparently my car is already with the new connector, so i'm thinking maybe i'll use them to test the headlights.
 

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Can 3 activation is out of my knowledge, I've only worked on vehicles where it was already active.

Bill is a better person to speak to here:
So basically I install the icam module and then coding (I'll figure it out). From the icam module do I need to add wires from the R3 transistor to the BCD?

After that, I need to rewire my headlights connector (the female-male plugs from aliexpress arrived), but apparently my car is already with the new connector, so i'm thinking maybe i'll use them to test the headlights.
The connectors from AliExpress are identical to those already on the car. The point behind them is to make an adapter cable that crosses the wires needed from there current location to the new location and to make it ready to add in the extra wires. I suppose you could do without them altogether if you wanted, but the reason I suggested, and why I'm also using them, is I feel it makes my life a bit easier.
 

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@ndal2 @empo and anyone else with knowledge on this process.

Badger is in for her service on Thursday, and they're fitting the level sensors at the same time and running the wire to the BDC (but leaving the connection up to me).

I've been running under the impression that the CANBUS connection needs to be a twisted pair. But someone on another forum said they just repurposed the existing now unused wires. Bearing in mind in hoping to get the Matrix working, do I really need to run additional twisted pairs? Or can I just repurpose the wires that are already there?

Similarly, he claims he switched the existing 2.5mm² wires to the fuse box. I'm sure that's going to need some sort of extension though. So does anyone know the part number for the fuse contact with a 2.5mm² pigtail?

I'm also fitting the LED Foglights, I have the 4 wire versions which include DRLs. They've come with a plug with a few cm of pigtail. I can always repin, but I'm not sure that all the contacts from the existing 3 separate plugs will fit. What would be the best way to connect these.
 

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Front and rear level sensors fitted by a local specialist. Despite what's printed on the job description, they've actually wired them into the BDC too.

Very happy with the service received.

Cost to supply and fit - £397.42, of which, labour was £144.00 (2 hours)

I'm attaching the invoice for reference, note this is for the F54 Clubman! Also note the mark against the front brackets. 1 of them was greyed out in ISTA/NewTIS, but it IS needed.

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Now, can anyone answer my wiring question above?
 

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Hey everyone. We made it and finished to install the led lights. We've added the 5A2 and also did some wiring (followed the diagram) and now it works perfect.
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Got my new bdc... need to code it. My wifes mini one is also unfortunate. I tried the check the kcan with an icam but could bot get it working. So my guess is it has no kcan3
 

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cmdrbond....

My two cents....

Canbus is a differential protocol, which is a fancy way of saying the message of the signal is calculated using the difference in voltage between the two wires. That's why you will see reference to a CAN high and a CAN Low.

To be 100% correct CAN does not "need" to be twisted pair, but it's a really good idea. The reason is all about noise that might get introduced. If you could perfectly isolate the wires from any other wires you'd most likely be fine, but practically in a car there's all sorts of noise and wires are usually in bundles. The twisting ensures any noise will be equal in both wires, and therefore will get nulled out at the terminating resistor.

You might get away with it, but it would most likely introduce intermittent type faults that will drive you insane.

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cmdrbond....

My two cents....

Canbus is a differential protocol, which is a fancy way of saying the message of the signal is calculated using the difference in voltage between the two wires. That's why you will see reference to a CAN high and a CAN Low.

To be 100% correct CAN does not "need" to be twisted pair, but it's a really good idea. The reason is all about noise that might get introduced. If you could perfectly isolate the wires from any other wires you'd most likely be fine, but practically in a car there's all sorts of noise and wires are usually in bundles. The twisting ensures any noise will be equal in both wires, and therefore will get nulled out at the terminating resistor.

You might get away with it, but it would most likely introduce intermittent type faults that will drive you insane.

Dan
This was my understanding.

Those that claim to have used the existing wiring were not instilling the Matrix function...

With what you have said, I will stick with my original plan to run a twisted pair due to the extra real time data used for the Matrix.
 

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Are u familiar with Esys?
Is there any way you can provide me with the actual coding. I installed the Matrix LED lights on my F55 that originally came with the preLCI LED Adaptive headlights. My Salapa/FA has 5A4. Do I just remove the 5A4 and add 552 to the FA and code the BDC and FLE ECU’s.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Is there any way you can provide me with the actual coding. I installed the Matrix LED lights on my F55 that originally came with the preLCI LED Adaptive headlights. My Salapa/FA has 5A4. Do I just remove the 5A4 and add 552 to the FA and code the BDC and FLE ECU’s.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Armando
Jep insert cafd on both lights and vo code bdc. But with car manufacture date changed to lci date
 

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Jep insert cafd on both lights and vo code bdc. But with car manufacture date changed to lci date
I have successfully coded the BDC, and injected the FLE’s with the CAFD’s and it works. The problem I have is the turn signals don’t work properly. The super blink really fast and they don’t stay on. Any suggestions?

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I have successfully coded the BDC, and injected the FLE’s with the CAFD’s and it works. The problem I have is the turn signals don’t work properly. The super blink really fast and they don’t stay on. Any suggestions?

Armando
This is the procedure that I used to retrofit the newer LCI LED Matrix Headlights ($552):

I started by removing the LED Lights, which was a pain in the ass. I had to use a Dremel to cut the bolts as the nut that secures it in place is a b#$%^& to secure using pliers or anything else. So I bought the leveling alignment element (07149310339) x 6 and countersunk screw (07119908719) x 6, to replace the ones I had destroyed with the Dremel. After securing them in place and leveling them out I proceeded with the coding.

You will need some knowledge on the proper usage of ESys to perform coding of the car. Do this at your own risk.


I started by changing the build date (ZetKriterium) using Esys. In my case, I found that my car agreed with 0318. You will also need to change the SALAPA/FA/VO of your vehicle to add the LED Headlights. In my case, I used $552, as the headlights I bought were the matrix LED type. There is also $5A2 - Simple LED's, $5A4 - Extended Function LED. Using Esys, I wrote the edited FA/VO to my car. I switched to the Coding module for Esys, read the FA/VO of the car, which now should be the one that you edited. Then read the SVT to give me all the available modules. Now you have to inject the FLE modules with the correct CAFD. Select the first FLE (43) Module (the top folder with the name of the module), press the button "Detect CAF for SWE," this will give you a pop-up screen that gives you the option to select a CAFD based on your i-level. Select the one you desire, press OK and the SVT section of ESys will update. Go back down to the module you just selected and press "Code." Perform the same procedure for the second FLE module. Lastly, select the BDC Module, and either right-click and select code or press the code button. This procedure will make the headlights work.

In my case, the headlights work in low and high beam, the DRL ring is operational, but my turn signal lights are all screwy. The left one super blinks and the right one works fine, but I have to hold the blinker stalk up so it continues to blink. I also noticed that my rear brake lights are coded wrong. The brake light only lights up halfway. The top half does not light up.

I am still searching for the correct FDL codings to correct the problem. I would gladly accept any ideas/feedback on how to fix the issue.

Hope this helps someone out.

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Wow looks like some job!

Have you got a list of parts required? It's a bit confusing knowing what I'll need, I'm fairly new to this 😅

It looks like a pain fitting the levelling sensors, are they required to pass an MOT?

You stated that cars without LED headlights, reversing cameras or AWD won't have an R3 resistor so I'm assuming I'll need to purchase this as well as my car doesn't have any of those.

Thanks for your help
Yes it's a big job.

I had my level sensors installed by a local BMW specialist whilst my car was being serviced.

Parts cost no more than if if bought them myself, and labour was £150 well spent in my opinion.

It's not just whether your car has R3, but also whether or not your cars BDC will support R3. There is a work around, but if you think this is complicated, I'd probably avoid the workaround.

I don't have a parts list to hand, you can use RealOEM.com to look up part numbers to help.

But you will at least need a pair of headlights, the level sensors, some wire and connectors, an R3 retrofit kit if you don't already have R3, and don't forget your fog lights either if you don't already have LED fogs.

Plus an Ethernet to OBDII adapter for the coding.

If you're not going for the Matrix LED, you might just get away with repinning the existing connections. But I'm running a new CANBUS twisted pair just to be safe.

Will you fail an MOT? Unknown. It depends on whether your headlights fall within the guidelines when tested.
 
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