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      08-18-2018, 06:00 AM   #23
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It does need the Kafas camera which your car will only have if if it has speed limit display or forward collision mitigation.
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Just try having a look on YouTube and you should find a video of how to do it. it's hard to explain but basically you disconnect the battery first (so the car doesn't throw up an error when the airbag is disconnected). You then use a flat blade screwdriver, put it through the holes on the steering wheel at the 4 & 8 o'clock positions to depress a sprung latch that releases the airbag on each side and lift it off. You'll need to disconnect 1x connector to remove it completely.
Link to youtube for airbag removal and sprung latches with some cheesy music:



It would be helpful to me if anyone has any images of the wires for heating so I know what I am looking for as I may also have a look to see what may be hiding!
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How easy is it to code LDW? I have BimmerCode, can I use that?
Also how would I turn it on and off as have HSW and radar cruise etc.
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Nice! I did the opposite, I have the heated steering wheel and when I took the trim off I realised the LDW vibrator was already there so I coded LDW!
This is interesting... my car has the heated wheel but no LDWS or vibration module. I need to do some research to see how easy retrofit would be. Although that said, it's annoyed me a bit on the X5

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Reading RealOEM I would need to buy the vibration unit but the wiring is supposedly all the same. How can this be when I didn't notice any spare connectors on the loom I have? How does the vibration unit connect??
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      08-18-2018, 10:21 AM   #27
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Just try having a look on YouTube and you should find a video of how to do it. it's hard to explain but basically you disconnect the battery first (so the car doesn't throw up an error when the airbag is disconnected). You then use a flat blade screwdriver, put it through the holes on the steering wheel at the 4 & 8 o'clock positions to depress a sprung latch that releases the airbag on each side and lift it off. You'll need to disconnect 1x connector to remove it completely.
Link to youtube for airbag removal and sprung latches with some cheesy music:



It would be helpful to me if anyone has any images of the wires for heating so I know what I am looking for as I may also have a look to see what may be hiding!
You're looking for the wiring down at the bottom right, the item on the left is the vibration generator.

Edit: photo has uploaded on its side but you get the idea
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      08-18-2018, 10:30 AM   #28
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Nice! I did the opposite, I have the heated steering wheel and when I took the trim off I realised the LDW vibrator was already there so I coded LDW!
This is interesting... my car has the heated wheel but no LDWS or vibration module. I need to do some research to see how easy retrofit would be. Although that said, it's annoyed me a bit on the X5

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Reading RealOEM I would need to buy the vibration unit but the wiring is supposedly all the same. How can this be when I didn't notice any spare connectors on the loom I have? How does the vibration unit connect??
The vibration unit/motor connector is the little white one and that then runs to the black module with the label on it. That module is then connected to the steering wheel slip ring.
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How easy is it to code LDW? I have BimmerCode, can I use that?
Also how would I turn it on and off as have HSW and radar cruise etc.
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I have the heated steering wheel and speed limit display, so would love to know if this can be done in Bimmercode.
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      08-18-2018, 11:11 AM   #30
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Sure Bimmercode can't do VO coding... both of these are VO aren't they?
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      08-20-2018, 01:41 PM   #31
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Hello dear friend. Can you please post here the OE code for the heating and for the plastic column cover?
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Nice! I did the opposite, I have the heated steering wheel and when I took the trim off I realised the LDW vibrator was already there so I coded LDW!
Looks like Ill have to download bimmercode as Ive got active cruise and heated wheel
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Looks like Ill have to download bimmercode as Ive got active cruise and heated wheel
I don’t think you have a Kafas camera for active cruise, it uses the radar in the bumper.
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      08-20-2018, 03:38 PM   #34
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Looks like Ill have to download bimmercode as Ive got active cruise and heated wheel
I don't think you have a Kafas camera for active cruise, it uses the radar in the bumper.
Ah yes. I thought it had kafas with it having the active crash protection too
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      08-22-2018, 04:11 PM   #35
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Well I have heated wheel, LDW and crash protection.
Can I code speed limit info?
Am I reading here that maybe I have the camera that it uses.....
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Also interested to know if TSR and anything else (?) can be coded to a car with LDW. I'd get it coded at the same time as the HSW coding was done.
Need to check the wheel for the HSW components first though.

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Well I have heated wheel, LDW and crash protection.
Can I code speed limit info?
Am I reading here that maybe I have the camera that it uses.....
No, SLI requires an FSC enabling code which is a lot of money, or you can buy an emulator which is around $200
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No, SLI requires an FSC enabling code which is a lot of money, or you can buy an emulator which is around $200
Nah, wasn't that fussed TBH, but if it's something for nothing, well.....
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Hey guys, i replaced my steering wheel with only vibration and paddles to one with heated steering, paddles and vibro. I vo coded option 248 to fem_body and kombi to make the hsw work. But now my vibration motor doesnt work. Any suggestion? Please help.
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So getting inspired by this thread I opened up my steering wheel today to see if I had the right things in place to retrofit the heating function.

Not too sure what to look for? I am clearly missing the vibrator unit (as described in the pics on the post above) but not interested in LDW.
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Looks like you are missing the heating element wiring , if you look at the pic in post 27 you can see the LDW motor on the lower part on of the pic and heating element brown + black wiring on the upper.

So it looks like you dont have the required parts (element) to make it work , on the plus side gloves are only 1.99 a pair in Morrisons garage at the moment so it is not all bad news.

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...on the plus side gloves are only £1.99 a pair in Morrisons garage at the moment so it is not all bad news.
Haha...very funny It was never about the actual heated wheel, it was more about being able to say I've retrofitted something on my car. It would've been a simple one...guess I'll have to find something else.

Anyway...thanks for clarifying!
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Hey guys i am new to this forum but i have owned a 2009 335 xdrive and i love it. but ive always wanted an M3 so i got one. I like mostly everything about it except the steering i love the heavy steering in my 335 and how it goes where i want it to go but the 2011 updated LCI M3 is lacking it almost seems like there is a gap in the steering when taking a hard left or right anyone feel the same or is it just a difference bc i have been driving a hydraulic steering rack vs. electric?
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Wrong forum, this is F series not E series....
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