2007 Jerez Black E92 M3

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  1. 4 Dec 2018 at 11:34 AM #1
    AlpineF30

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    Picked this up recently to replace my M4

    Always fancied a V8 so thought good time to scratch that itch also with the M4 I missed being able to mess about with it too much with fear of invalidating the warranty so this is a car I can mess about with.

    It’s a pretty well specced M3 with high beam assistant and the individual audio option, EDC, Heated seats and PDC.

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    First manual M I have owned an have to say I am enjoying it but just taking some time to adjust from the DCT.

    Plans I have for it:

    Give it a good service - Done
    Retrofit the CIC iDrive the older CCC iDrive is ancient in comparision.
    Fit LCI tail lightS
    F10 M5 gear knob
    Get the steering wheel retrimmed
    Refurb the wheels - Unsure to do this or replace with comp pack wheels but theres 4 good Michelin Pilot Super Sports on it at the moment.


    I bought the car with the following fault constantly appearing - Increased Battery Discharge whilst stationary and the clock needed reset every time the car was started. The seller said because the car was parked up for a while the battery was low.

    I knew the battery was goosed so needed a replacment.

    Got the car home and checked the battery and it was on its original battery from new so it done really well to last this long.

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    Refitted a new battery and the issues still showed up, never realised the new battery needed registered to the car. Got the battery registered and thankfully the problem was resolved. :shades:

    Then a few days later got the triple warning lights of ABS, Traction control and the handbrake warning appearing, I didn't think it was the throttle actuators as the car didn't go into limp mode and it was delivering full power plus the TA's were replaced not too long ago by the previous owner.

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    Plugged the car in and the following codes are returned:

    5DF0 and 5DF1 which states the ABS pump is goosed.

    Removed the pump and shipped it off to ECU Testing Ltd and they confirmed the pump was faulty and they have rebuilt it and is currently being shipped back to me now with a lifetime warranty.

    I will continue to update this as a journal of the car during my ownership.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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  2. 4 Dec 2018 at 1:24 PM #2
    suraj

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    Nice. How'd it feel moving back a platform after having the M4?
     
  3. 5 Dec 2018 at 3:21 PM #3
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    I actually prefer it, the steering is much more responsive, obviously the M4 felt quicker off the line with the turbos and DCT box but the E92 is definitely more fun to drive.

    The interior seems better put together as well as my M4 constantly rattled and creaked.

    The only downside is the outdated iDrive but a CIC retrofit and a combox should put that right :)
     
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  4. 13 Dec 2018 at 9:17 AM #4
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    So update on the M3

    The ABS pump rebuild has cured all the issues and its running great already drained a tank today, I also gave the car a full service and replaced the oil with Castrol Edge 10W/60. Thankfully Euro Car Parts had a discount code for oils

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    Also my CIC arrived very happy with it just need to get the time to install it in the car.

    On the ebay advert the seller said the screen is heavilly scratched. Photo is from the eBay advert

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    I decided to gamble on it, as BMW covered the screen in an anti glare coating, most of the time when the screens get scratched its actually the anti glare coating, I decided to remove the coating by polishing it and the screen came up great, will re apply some anti glare during the install. Excuse the white mark on the screen was some excess polish I needed to wipe off.

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  5. 14 Dec 2018 at 10:12 AM #5
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    looks lovely.
     
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  6. 15 Dec 2018 at 2:38 PM #6
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    Where do you get the a/g coating from?
     
  7. 15 Dec 2018 at 7:33 PM #7
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    A friend of mine works for a company who assembles security scanners as he has said they apply the coating in house so said he would take the screen and throw some on for me :)
     
  8. 18 Dec 2018 at 10:25 AM #8
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    So todays job.

    The drivers bolster was showing wear.

    Got my leather repair kit at it and looks great now

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  9. 18 Dec 2018 at 1:05 PM #9
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    That's such an improvement. Nice work mate!
     
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  10. 27 Dec 2018 at 12:25 PM #10
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    So started the CIC retrofit today.

    Only doing this today then will do the proper retrofit tomorrow as have to head out shortly so only had time to do this.

    The CIC uses the newer iDrive controller. The CCC uses the older one button and a knob controller.

    So I needed to install the new controller and a new centre console trim piece as the CIC controller won’t fit into the existing trim piece.

    Thankfully everything is plug and play and no new plugs need fitted.

    Also excuse the gear knob I have a new one on order but is going to be the new year before it gets here.

    The new CIC controller and centre console trim

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    CCC controller vs CIC controller

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    Trim out of the car

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    M buttons switched over and tested - gave the car a quick hoover as well and again excuse the gear knob I know its ****ed

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    And job done. The CIC controller works with the CCC which is quite cool so was able to test it to make sure it worked.

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    One job down of the retrofit about 20 more to go
     
  11. 27 Dec 2018 at 12:25 PM #11
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    So update on the CIC retrofit

    Got a good bit done today but typical I ended up breaking a part which costs 30p to replace so will have to wait until Thursday for when Bavarian opens to get the part I need.

    So started by removing the old screen. The power connector has to be changed to the new style connector for the CIC screen so has to be re-pinned

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    Started by taking the pins out then when removing the live pin it broke in half on the way out. I can get it connected but its not secure and don’t want to take the risk incase it comes loose and shorts out so will wait for a new pin on Thurday

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    Well as the power pin is broken I can’t refit the CCC so may as well power on


    Trims and heater controls removed and access to the CCC note the two cd slots the DVD slot is for the Navigation DVD.

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    CCC unit out of the car

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    The new CIC screen cable which needs installed

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    The USB cable for the CIC which will be run to the glovebox
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    The CIC unit in the car and getting things built up note only the one DVD slot this time as the sat nav is now hard drive based
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    I decided to test everything out so hooked up the monitor and all seems well.

    There is no sounds out of the speakers but in guessing its because its not coded to the car yet.

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    And how the car looks now. Shame a 30p part has put it all on hold :worried:

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  12. 27 Dec 2018 at 12:26 PM #12
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    Right so another update on the CIC

    Ran up to the shed and low and behold theres the connector I need.

    30 secs later we have a functioning screen

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    Still no audio and only the rear parking sensors are working but thats due to the unit not being coded to my car as it came out of a 320d with only rear sensors and basic audio so need to tell it to look for the additional kit and M drive will tackle that maybe tomorrow but in terms of hardware we are job done in terms of the retrofit.
     
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    Right so got to the coding today

    I had to modify the vehicle order to tell the car it was built in 2009 rather than 2007 so changed variable #0907 to #0909 so it would see the CIC module and added the CIC option code $6VA to the car.

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    Now the car lists the CIC as a selectable module.

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    I have then read the CIC module which downloads the settings from the CIC. I then wipe this file and upload the blank options file to the CIC.

    This forces it to reboot and re-write its option fIle but this time it reads the modules and vehicle order of my car to create a new option file so it now has all the options my car has so now M drive is there and the surround sound ststem is working again and sounds so much better.


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    The next stage is the combox retrofit but I have noticed the CIC is on firmware version C08 so it will need updated before I can install it. So will need to get it sent off to somebody who can flash it for me as I am not risking bricking it myself.

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  14. 2 Jan 2019 at 12:21 PM #14
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    Great work on the CiC retrofit, I read that with great interest.

    I'm really interested to hear that when you fitted the CiC controller to the CCC system that EVERYTHING on the controller worked..... I retrofitted a CIC to my CCC, I had some features on the controller working but certainly not all annoyingly, the 'select' function when pressing the main knob did nothing so I couldn't cycle through any menus.

    I've put the CCC controller back in until I can work out a solution.... other than retrofitting the whole CiC system
     
  15. 2 Jan 2019 at 2:10 PM #15
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    Thanks :)

    Regarding the CIC controller working on the CCC, before I installed it I read that if the CCC is running one of the early versions of the firmware it will not be able to function with the CIC controller properly and may not work at all, however my car must have been updated to a new firmware at some point in its life as the CIC controller worked fine and this was introduced around 2008 I believe.
     
  16. 2 Jan 2019 at 2:15 PM #16
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    Yea I read that also so I had my firmware checked and it was the most current version so I'm at a bit of a loss at to that the situation is..... glad you had success though, it shows it should be possible with what I've got!
     
  17. 2 Jan 2019 at 2:28 PM #17
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    Thats odd, have you ruled out that its a bad controller?
     
  18. 20 Jan 2019 at 12:06 AM #18
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    Something which has been letting the car down has been the M3 badges on the wing they have turned a browny colour and are faded.

    I checked with BMW and they want 35 quid a sticker. **** off I can get a whole indicator assembly used cheaper which includes the sticker.

    Found these online and they were £15 for the pair which is more reasonable. They came from Brazil which was a bit odd but they seem good quality.

    As BMW are clamping down on people selling non OEM parts with their logos on them the E92 side gill stickers seem to be hard to come by.

    The replacement badges

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    The existing ones on the car

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    Passenger side fitted

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  19. 20 Jan 2019 at 12:08 AM #19
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    So got the M3 through MOT

    Failed on a headlamp alignment and there was a crack on the inside of one of the tyres which I never noticed.

    A realignment of the headlight and a set of new tyres and it passed with flying colours

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    Also got a set of Eibach’s fitted this weekend as well, very happy with them and the comfort.

    Unsure what springs were in it before as they were unmarked but they did make a lot of squeaking so thats now sorted.

    Excuse the dirt been driving it all morning

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  20. 21 Jan 2019 at 9:27 AM #20
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    Another Sunday another mod to the M3

    A few posts back you would have seen the state of the gear knob in the car and how it was letting the interior down badly and I bought the M5 shift knob to replace it.

    So there is modification needed to get it to fit. Namely cutting the gaitor off the M5 bezel and glueing into onto the M3 bezel

    M5 bezel after cutting the gaitor and gear knob off

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    The gaitor with the bezel removed

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    Glueing and clipping the M5 gaitor onto the M3 bezel

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    The bottom of the gaitor once it was glued on. Some excess leather needed trimmed off after I took this

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    And fitted to the car :grinning:

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    Really tidies the interior up and it feels a lot better than the standard shifter.

    I also submitted an order form to Royal Steering Wheels yesterday and that should leave the interior in good standard.

    Also I have some brushed metal wrap I am going to use on the centre console just to freshen things up a bit.
     

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