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CIC Retrofit Installation LOG

Old 06-06-2017, 10:57 AM
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You need to get an LCI IHKA probably and reroute a wire from your pre LCI harness accordingly. There is a discussion on this thread with some colleague which retrofitted CIC with LCI IHKA on his pre-LCI car and his fans would run at high speed without interruption and also the A/C compressor wouldn't kick in. After he analyzed the wiring of both pre-LCI and LCI , he came to know there are some differences in connections.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:57 AM
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Do a search on Pin 21 on this thread. I have a pre-LCI but installed a LCI climate control. I didn't do the coding though.

Edit: Doh! Never mind. I misread the post.

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Originally Posted by pclausen View Post
Now comes the fun part! Pull the parking brake handle forward to loosen it from the metal lever. Now pull it as hard as you can to set the brake. You can now begin to lift the center console as shown here:

You will now want to reach in and undo the connector for the iDrive controller. Continue lifting up and the consoler will clear the parking brake lever and can be removed. Here's a shot with it removed showing the iDrive connectors on the passenger seat:

Backseat shot showing the entire consoler area:

You should now have the following collection of pieces removed from the car:

Here's the backside of the console with the iDrive controller still attached:

Here it is again with the controller removed:

Closeup of old iDrive:

Back side:

Reconnected in car:

Nelson, does the new iDrive controller have 2 connectors on it that looks like it will accept the wires you see in the shot above?

So that's pretty much it for removing the console. Once the new controller gets here next week, I can begin trimming the for the new iDrive.

Finally, here's a shot of the patient under the knife:

anyone know where i can get these pictures that dont show up anymore?
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