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Post by Jouke » Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:13 pm

Dear zedebee,

Thank you for the reply and the welkom.

unfortunately BMW stopped doing that in 2004😢

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Post by Nathanio » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:15 am

I did this last week and it was so easy. Thankfully I have an '03 and so was wired for it from factory. I find the stalk not very intuitive though compared to our Skodas.
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Post by Maso95yo » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:46 pm

Hi everyone! New to the forum, but already found it helpful! I have installed the stalk in my 2003 2.5i Z4 and it works! It came 146€ from Germany (I'm italian) and I just need to trim the plastic bit out.
Bye for now and thanks for the tutorial!
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Post by WayneZ4 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:09 pm

I’m interested in fitting cruise control to my 2006 ‘facelift’ Z4 2.5. Most of the links I’ve clicked on don’t work any more, could anyone help me out with a link or an idiots guide? 😊
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Post by Maso95yo » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm

Hi, I did it some months ago, do you need info for assembly or buying the part?
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Post by WayneZ4 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:24 pm

Maso95yo wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm Hi, I did it some months ago, do you need info for assembly or buying the part?
Hi 😊
A bit of both really? I’ve read that on a ‘post 2004’ Z4 like mine that I also need to purchase a wiring loom? I’m looking for the part number for the stalk and the loom that I require? Also to find out if it’s basically still ‘plug and play’ on my model as well?
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Post by Jouke » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:37 pm

Yes you will need to get the wires. Or you can get the connections from a broken car. That is what i did. As for the links I can e- mail them to you. (I don't get how to upload pdf on this form)

You can plug it in. But you will need to program the computer to crusecontrol "yes".

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Post by Zedebee » Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:05 pm

You need to buy a cruise control stalk and a loom. You can sometimes find a new stalk (try your dealer) for not much more than a second hand one which are typically £75-£100. You can get a loom from a breaker or get one from BMW. The go-to option was always to get a custom loom from srhutch, although I don’t know if he is still active on here. The srhutch looms are simpler to wire up, very reasonably priced and come with a full set of instruction. Fitting cruise control to my ‘57 plate coupe did not need any programming, it was plug and play.
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Post by Matty_Z4 » Tue Jul 25, 2023 2:57 pm

If anyone is umming and ahhing about doing this; I recommend that you JFDI! :)

When I got my 2005 E85 I was hoping that it had all of the magic extras like CC and Heated Seats already wired but it appears the cutoff for pre wired cars is October 04 and my build date is March 05. So much to my disappointment all the upgrades are not plug and play so I have literally been sitting on this for 5 years because I was too scared.

Today I got the courage to install the kit and it took about 1 hour and was super easy barley an inconvenience.

Link to instructions http://www.bmwz3club.fr/site/faq/tempom ... fit_z4.pdf

Onto the Photos for anyone that has a 2005 Pre facelift M54 that needs Cruise Control

Cut the loom as per the instructions and splice in the two cables to the LCM connector
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Post by JohanP » Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:10 pm

I have a 2005 2.2l and ordered the stalk from BMW. Unfortunately when trying to install it, I noticed the plug is white and has pins not holes. I don’t see any other plug hanging around so I assume I do not have the cabling and the easy plug-and-play option will not work. Anyone know what the white connector is for?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jun 18, 2024 8:34 pm

I think BMW stopped fitting the full loom in 2004 so your car won't have it.

But forum member "srhutch" can supply the section of wiring you'll need for some beer money!

I've no idea what the white connector is for though. :roll:
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Post by JohanP » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:26 pm

I see I can still get the BMW retrofit wiring kit for this. I had a look at the manual and one of the last steps of installation says: "Encode/Program the retrofit with SSS (software service station) via the Retrofit/CIP path". I assume it will not work without coding...
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Post by slipperyshoe » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:51 pm

It should not require. Best person to contact is SRhutch as above. He can sell you his own wiring kit for less and with better instructions.

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Post by JohanP » Wed Jun 19, 2024 2:04 pm

Thank you! I've messaged him.
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Post by Paul » Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:55 pm

I am also thinking about fitting cruise control to my 2006 2.5si, I’ve had the car 16 years but have only found out recently it can be retrofitted!
Does anyone know if srhutch is still on here? I sent him a message about supplying me a wiring loom but the message is still in my outbox.

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