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Old 05-16-2008, 02:40 AM
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...some of you guys might have seen, but on day 1 I took my car apart and did the m5 retrofit. My car is now a week old and my confidence is sky high so I went to the dealer on wednesday and ordered the following parts that I picked up today

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There are 3 stages to this exercise

Stage 1: retrofit just the SAT lever and the ECU with no SAT functionality

Stage 2: have the car coded for SAT functionality (Sports mode, faster shift times etc.)

Stage 3: paddle shifter retrofit

Stage 1 is due this weekend. I am 50/50 on whether stage 1 will work. My engineering background tells me, it should not work because the ECU has no firmware running on it so it will not work. Let us see - more to come later..

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Is this the "kit" you PMed me about -- the one where a BMW dealer had retrofitted the SAT on a 535d? If so, hopefully they gave you good advice and instructions... GOOD LUCK!!
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this is not a retrofit kit, but I will make it one...

if all goes well, I will post DIY on the forum...

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This I think will be the first, awesome. Very best of luck. Keep us posted
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Is this compatible with Pre-LCI cars as well, or just only for LCI with standard Auto?
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Originally Posted by nicke60gre' post='581896' date='May 16 2008, 03:23 PM
Is this compatible with Pre-LCI cars as well, or just only for LCI with standard Auto?
no no, it is only for LCI cars with the standard "ugly" automatic shifter...
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Originally Posted by rsyed' post='581897' date='May 16 2008, 04:25 PM
no no, it is only for LCI cars with the standard "ugly" automatic shifter...
Nice, good luck to you LCIers, seems doable
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Is the only difference with the sports automatic transmission the selector lever and ecu then? Seems it must be the only difference after looking at bmws site the sport auto is only another ?100 on the 535d.
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Yes, the difference is the ECU and selecter lever, and the Sports button

As said, stage 1 is to get this thing physically in. Stage 2 is to get the dealer to enable the SAT features on my car. And Stage 3 are the paddles...

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Originally Posted by rsyed' post='581922' date='May 16 2008, 02:45 PM
Yes, the difference is the ECU and selecter lever, and the Sports button

As said, stage 1 is to get this thing physically in. Stage 2 is to get the dealer to enable the SAT features on my car. And Stage 3 are the paddles...

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Thanks for that. Out of interest how much did the parts set you back?
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