How To - Retrofit Cruise Control

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Re: How To - Retrofit Cruise Control

Post by Synchromesh » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:16 pm


First post on here. :fest:

I've just picked up a 130i - it's fantastic. However, on the way home from collecting I got to the motorway, and started looking around for the cruise control buttons... I've owned a couple of E39s and E46s before and these had cruise as standard, so assumed a Sport-spec E87 would too. Evidently not.

Anyway, I've now bought (what I think are) the correct cruise control stalks/slip ring off eBay. A bit pricey at £190 but it was the only one for sale for auto wiper cars and with the replacement steering column shroud.

I'm now looking for someone to fit and code it for me. Obviously I'm prepared to pay for the privilege, but I was just wondering if there was anyone in North London, Herfordshire or Bristol (or anywhere in the south in England if need be!) who had the wherewithal to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How To - Retrofit Cruise Control

Post by Twenny » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:30 pm

I could probably help you fit the parts as I did mine but you need to be 100% it’s correct slip ring otherwise it’s a ball ache.

Coding would need to be done via Wibbles and remote access via a OBD D Can cable.

Here’s what I followed - viewtopic.php?t=23933

* Side note that should be added to this guide - if you have an E82 and disconnect the neutral off the battery DO NOT CLOSE THE BOOT. There’s no key hole. You can’t get back in without jump starting the live terminal under the bonnet and putting power to release the boot latch.

Ask me how I know this.

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