F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics > F30 Soft Close Retrofit - Anyone Interested?
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-08-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
Patrys@BimmerTech
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Patrys@BimmerTech's Avatar
Poland
169
Rep
1,816
Posts


Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Warsaw/Poland

iTrader: (7)

Arrow F30 Soft Close Retrofit - Anyone Interested?

Hi guys,

I have seen a couple of threads where people were asking if the automatic soft close could be retrofitted in an F30.
BMW does not offer F30 parts to add this option, but some people take parts (usually used) from other BMW models and with some creativity fit them to make it all work.

I am wondering how many of you might be interested in a dedicated F30 retrofit kit with step by step instructions that is guaranteed to fit and work.

As for the price I would like to hear how much you are willing to spend on such an upgrade. Just keep in mind a set of brand new soft close locks for an F10 is around $1500 from BMW.

We would like to see if there is enough interest in this upgrade if the price is affordable.

Thanks!
__________________
BimmerTech
Phone (USA): (646) 439-7920 (7:00am - 3:00pm ET) :: info@bimmer-tech.net :: www.bimmer-tech.net
Installation facilities worldwide.

Appreciate 0
      09-09-2016, 07:08 PM   #2
rowat
Private
United_States
7
Rep
56
Posts

Drives: 2017 340xi GT
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

If it would work on an f34 I'd be interested, I really miss that from my f07.

Bonus points if there was a way to retrofit comfort access to the rear doors too... another thing I miss from the f07.
Appreciate 0
      09-15-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
david51
First Lieutenant
david51's Avatar
France
92
Rep
306
Posts

Drives: bmw F30 pack M bleu estoril
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: france

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I just assemble the kit on my M235i


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JA2...ature=youtu.be
Appreciate 0
      09-28-2016, 09:29 AM   #4
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

im in.
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      09-28-2016, 10:45 AM   #5
sbhagat
Private
United_States
17
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: F30 2013 335xi MPPK
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (1)

I'd be interested.
Appreciate 0
      09-28-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
smithf32
Brigadier General
smithf32's Avatar
United_States
799
Rep
3,919
Posts

Drives: '14 F32 428 MSport
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to smithf32
How much is it going to cost? 2000 plus some other 300 dollars in fees/fancy USB stick coding/hardware of some sort?
__________________

2014 F32 428i XDrive - MSport, Premium, Cold Weather, Drivers Assistance, Navi - Click for build thread
Mods (so far): M Performance Exhaust, Diffusor, and Grills. Trunk Lip, Painted Reflectors, Coding
Appreciate 0
      09-28-2016, 10:25 PM   #7
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Can we do this? I'm ready to pull the trigger.
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      09-28-2016, 10:49 PM   #8
david51
First Lieutenant
david51's Avatar
France
92
Rep
306
Posts

Drives: bmw F30 pack M bleu estoril
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: france

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I bought the used parts on ebay for about 350

tutorial here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9o1hpdg0jq...%20V1.pdf?dl=0
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2016, 03:33 PM   #9
wilbur_the_goose
Captain
61
Rep
699
Posts

Drives: 2014 F30 Sport Line Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Metro Philly

iTrader: (0)

No interest here.
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2016, 06:49 PM   #10
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilbur_the_goose View Post
No interest here.
Thanks for nothing!
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2016, 06:49 PM   #11
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by david51 View Post
I bought the used parts on ebay for about 350

tutorial here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9o1hpdg0jq...%20V1.pdf?dl=0
Good Man
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2016, 09:09 PM   #12
instalher
Worlds IASCA, Pro install runner up
instalher's Avatar
No_Country
26
Rep
564
Posts

Drives: 2014 320ixdrive
Join Date: May 2011
Location: red deer ab

iTrader: (1)

iam in driver door only tho. I have no friends lol.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2016, 06:28 AM   #13
rfcoolz
Private First Class
United_States
14
Rep
177
Posts

Drives: 2014 F30 328i xDrive
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Philadelphia, PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by instalher
iam in driver door only tho. I have no friends lol.
Lol that's sad
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2016, 11:58 AM   #14
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech View Post
Hi guys,

I have seen a couple of threads where people were asking if the automatic soft close could be retrofitted in an F30.
BMW does not offer F30 parts to add this option, but some people take parts (usually used) from other BMW models and with some creativity fit them to make it all work.

I am wondering how many of you might be interested in a dedicated F30 retrofit kit with step by step instructions that is guaranteed to fit and work.

As for the price I would like to hear how much you are willing to spend on such an upgrade. Just keep in mind a set of brand new soft close locks for an F10 is around $1500 from BMW.

We would like to see if there is enough interest in this upgrade if the price is affordable.

Thanks!
Whats the plan?
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      10-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #15
instalher
Worlds IASCA, Pro install runner up
instalher's Avatar
No_Country
26
Rep
564
Posts

Drives: 2014 320ixdrive
Join Date: May 2011
Location: red deer ab

iTrader: (1)

iam gonna order the parts at my Calgary bmw this week. lets see how this pans out..
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2016, 01:39 AM   #16
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by instalher View Post
iam gonna order the parts at my Calgary bmw this week. lets see how this pans out..
Any luck?!?!?!?!?!
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2016, 02:42 PM   #17
instalher
Worlds IASCA, Pro install runner up
instalher's Avatar
No_Country
26
Rep
564
Posts

Drives: 2014 320ixdrive
Join Date: May 2011
Location: red deer ab

iTrader: (1)

iam there this Friday and will order parts ..
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #18
ronanz
Gettin It Figured Out
ronanz's Avatar
United_States
571
Rep
1,483
Posts

Drives: '14 435i FBO ACF S2
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Southwest Region

iTrader: (2)

I'd be interested...
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2016, 09:05 PM   #19
PabloK
Major
PabloK's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
1,070
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minneapolis

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by instalher View Post
iam there this Friday and will order parts ..
keep us posted brother!
__________________
2014 F30 335i / 2014 F31 328d / 2014 F22 m235i
2012 E70 X5 50i / 2007 X5 3.0is
2009 E60 M5
2004 E46 M3 Conv
2003 W220 S55 AMG
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2016, 09:59 PM   #20
instalher
Worlds IASCA, Pro install runner up
instalher's Avatar
No_Country
26
Rep
564
Posts

Drives: 2014 320ixdrive
Join Date: May 2011
Location: red deer ab

iTrader: (1)

will due, getting cold out so once the snow flys I have to wait till spring,, come on global warming..lol..
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2016, 06:25 PM   #21
ronanz
Gettin It Figured Out
ronanz's Avatar
United_States
571
Rep
1,483
Posts

Drives: '14 435i FBO ACF S2
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Southwest Region

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrys@BimmerTech View Post
Hi guys,

I have seen a couple of threads where people were asking if the automatic soft close could be retrofitted in an F30.
BMW does not offer F30 parts to add this option, but some people take parts (usually used) from other BMW models and with some creativity fit them to make it all work.

I am wondering how many of you might be interested in a dedicated F30 retrofit kit with step by step instructions that is guaranteed to fit and work.

As for the price I would like to hear how much you are willing to spend on such an upgrade. Just keep in mind a set of brand new soft close locks for an F10 is around $1500 from BMW.

We would like to see if there is enough interest in this upgrade if the price is affordable.

Thanks!

update?

.
__________________
.

My Build Thread can be found HERE
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2016, 11:47 PM   #22
roxxor
First Lieutenant
roxxor's Avatar
58
Rep
347
Posts

Drives: 2013 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (5)

I've thought a couple times about doing this, that tutorial is very well done. I may have to revisit this in the near future.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST