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      06-27-2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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Help: Multifunction steering wheel retrofit

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My car came without multifunction controls for the multimedia system and the LIM-functions which cars with MFSW but no cruise control has.

I found a set of multifunction controls cheap on eBay so I bought them. It seemed like it could be worth a try atleast...

I had them installed and the fitted properly.They are illuminated but they doesn't work fully. The only thing that sort of works is that I can change radio station with the scroll wheel. I also get the radio station information i the instrument cluster which I didn't before. "Mode", volume, telephone and etc. doesn't work.

When I press the key "LIM" on the left side of the wheel the instrument cluster shows "LIM --- Cannot activate speed limit".

Anyone here knows if this could be fixed with coding? I mean, it feels like it has contact with the car. Maybe it lacks some hardware, then of course there is nothing to do.

It's not the whole world, but it would be nice to be able to change the volume on the wheel...

The wheel looks like this:


Here are the controls:
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Hello!i have bought the same multifuction bottons but i didnt install them yet.
At the bmw's concessionaire they say they dont know if they can codding it.
Did you install it by yourself?
Have you codded something?
I hope we can have it installed and working so soon!
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Hello!i have bought the same multifuction bottons but i didnt install them yet.
At the bmw's concessionaire they say they dont know if they can codding it.
Did you install it by yourself?
Have you codded something?
I hope we can have it installed and working so soon!
Another one in the same boat! We don't seem to be very many...

Yeah, the install was fairly simple. The car is not coded.

As I posted the functionality at the moment is very limited. No volume, no "LIMIT" and so on.

I can change radio station and I recently found out that I also can answer/hang up phone calls with the scroll wheel at the right side.

I'm waiting for one dealer to come back, but I don't have very big expectations here...

Keep me posted if you find out something more about this topic. I also hope we'll sort this out soon!

Good luck!
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Can you explain me the steps to install the multimedia controls? I need a connector cable, is that correct?
I'm thinking install it by my own, while I wait for bmw's concesionary answer. For the other side, there is an spanish page for coding and I think they can help me with this, when I recieve news i' ll tell you.
If you can change radio station and answer the telephone it's a begining.
Thank you so much
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You need to remove the airbag. To be safe remove the - pole from your battery first so the power is completly off.

Then remove the airbag like this video:

Look at it carefully a couple of times. It took me a while more time the it took the guy in the video. Just take it easy and don apply any brute force.

You need a new connector cable part number 32306854768 to connect the controls.

The existing small little cable with white connectors for the horn will have to be removed, and not to be used anymore. The horn will be connected through the new cable instead.

There are two screws from the back of the wheel to release the inserts. After they are released just fit the new controls and put back the screws.

Here are another set of pictures I found to explain how you remove the controls. http://www.f30post.com/forums/showth...5#post13775485 Note that I did not remove the entire wheel like in the movie or pictures.

Sorry if I didn't explain it very well, feel free to ask more questions.
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There is no news about it right?
My car is yet on warranty, have you got some electronic problem after install the controls? I didnt find somethig about codding...
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There is no news about it right?
My car is yet on warranty, have you got some electronic problem after install the controls? I didnt find somethig about codding...
Nope, nothing new. I will remove mine again since they are not working properly. I've also talked to two different dealers to see if the would retrofit the multifunction wheel but they only do "official" retrofits from BMW and this isn't one of them...
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Hi! Im still looking... i've found this post in other forum answering to someone with the same problem :

"add VO 249 and code car."

Have you tried this?
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Hi! Im still looking... i've found this post in other forum answering to someone with the same problem :

"add VO 249 and code car."

Have you tried this?
Sorry, I've changed car, I now have cruise control.

I would try it if I were you. I think it will work since there is a connection between the buttons, the scroll wheel works and you get the feedback when pushing the LIM-button.

I took off the buttons before I sold the 116d.
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Btw, are you sure that's the right code? Seems to be the factory ordering code for Multi Function Steering Wheel for the E46.
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