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M54 Cruise Control - Retrofit

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Brian H, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Brian H

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    After reading various posts regarding the retrofit of cruise control to the various models of Zeds I decided to give cruise control a go on my car.

    My car is a 2002 M54 3.0i build date nov 2001 with a fly by wire throttle. As far as I am aware this guide is applicable to all fly by wire throttle Zeds.

    Parts Ordered

    • 1 x Interface 65.71.8.380.054 - £40.88
      1 x Switch 61.31.8.360.926 - £55.95
      1 x Knob 61.31.1.390.968 - £5.94

      Total £123.32inc VAT

    The cruise control switch/knob & Interface ready for connection to the car

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    After removal of the bottom steering column cover the picture shows the the cruise control switch installed and cable routed. The switch just pushes in to a pre defined slot.

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    Connector in place

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    Interface Installed

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    Hole section to be cut for the switch

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    Hole cut in bottom steering column cover

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    Switch Installed before covers are put back on

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    Fully Installed

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    The job took about 1hr to complete and all works as it should :D any question please ask.
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Top work Brian. I'll copy this to the knowledge base, and if you are happy I'll publish it in the Wiki area too ;)
     
  3. Kevinuk

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    Great post Brian I am going to have a crack at this

    One question when you connect the interface to the accelerator is there a connection already there or do have have to disconnect a wire from the accelerator? If you could describe this it would be a great help

    Cheers
     
  4. Brian H

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    Kevin,

    There is no electrical connection between the cruise control interface and the accelerator connector, there is however a clip on both parts which allows them to mate together, this step is purely to stop the cruise control interface from hanging down.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  5. hard top

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    Got it on my car, ex works, never use it..... :-??
     
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    Thanks Brian

    So the only wiring connection to the existing set up is the white connector block?
     
  7. Brian H

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    Correct, nice simple job.

    I though hard before putting in on for this very reason however I do use it all the time, it is slightly different to my daily driver cruise control so can be a bit of a pain when trying to remember which way does what with the stalk control. All adds to the fun of driving though :)

    Brian
     
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    Great thanks. I am going to give it a bash

    Update to follow!
     
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    I have a spare stalk for the steering column if anyone needs one let me know, £35
     
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    Is this still available please? :)
     
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    Yes and pm sent :)
     
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    Thanks. Replied.
     
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    Fitted and working after a bit of a difficulty finding the white connector. It works perfectly - a very worthwhile mod. Many thanks for your help.
     
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  14. Brian H

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    Glad you got it sorted :)
     
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    Hi Brian, will this retrofitting work on a 2001 2.2 (M54)? .. I am not sure if this model did catered for the cruise control. Thanks.
     
  16. Brian H

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    Welcome to the forum Kevin,

    Yes it will work as long as you have a fly by wire throttle, @motco (and other members) has a 2.2i and retrofitted it to his car.

    Good luck
     
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    Thanks Brian.

    I'm going to check with my local workshop and hope to get this done in March.

    Blessings
     
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    Hi from snow land, anyone done a 97? How about A/C for the same year. And, wiring up the hardtop defrost and 6 Cd changerJIM
     
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    Is it possible to fit to a pre face lift 1.9?
     

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