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Post by dgm » Mon May 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Just fitted mine, excellent instructions on this thread and others. Thank you to srhutch for working this out for the M, I've been considering paying someone to do this since I got the car 10 years ago.

I can't add anything to the instructions but one potential pitfall is when removing the two LCM connector blocks from their holder to check the pin numbers before cutting the wires. I test fitted them without reinserting them in their holder after I'd wired everything up and the bulb warning light came on. After wasting a lot of time checking and double checking my connections, I discovered that I'd bent a couple of pins within the LCM when I test fitted the block. Once they were straightened out everything worked perfectly.

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Post by srhutch » Mon May 15, 2017 7:46 pm

3 down :thumbsup:
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Post by D4dawg » Mon May 15, 2017 8:14 pm

Parts here towards end of week for me ;)

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Post by D4dawg » Sat May 20, 2017 1:14 pm

The stalk and wiring are now with me gents
Once home I'll pm you both As to when suits you both to help :)
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Post by Dietcokeman » Sun May 21, 2017 10:21 pm

Another one done today ! :D

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Post by D4dawg » Mon May 22, 2017 12:20 am

Mine!!!

Great couple of hours with this gent and pastry
It works a treat!
Even now I am sporting new wheel buttons thanks to Diet !
He's doing an exchange service for them and they look the nuts
Pics up once find time
Many thanks you 2!!!

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Post by paulgs1000 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:22 pm

I have my loom and stalk - the M's booked in tomorrow. . . reading through everything has made me far more confident :thumbsup:
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Post by paulgs1000 » Tue May 23, 2017 11:50 pm

Yeehar!!

Yep I'm up and away - what a useful bit of kit :D :D

Many thanks to all involved but especially hutch - I took along your posts and photos and was told afterwards it was a straightforward job - magic :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

This is going to be so useful on long transits to fabulous roads - first you've got to get there! :lol: :thumbsup:
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Post by Marlon » Wed May 24, 2017 10:08 am

Its a great addition to your Zed Paul, I remember chatting with you on the last meet and you were thinking about it then :driving: :thumbsup:
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Post by Barrie. » Wed May 24, 2017 1:38 pm

Went to the local dealers to order the parts for this today, pretty much the only thing missing from my car so looking forward to getting it fitted :D

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Post by paulgs1000 » Thu May 25, 2017 12:28 am

Marlon wrote:
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Its a great addition to your Zed Paul, I remember chatting with you on the last meet and you were thinking about it then :driving: :thumbsup:
Absolutely - as someone's already said, essential for restricted roads and long transits to those 'special' roads.

Must say the Forum been brilliant in helping me get this sorted and hutch couldn't have been more supportive (useful meeting him at Duxford) - even offered to talk to my 'specialist' - how great is that :thumbsup:
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Post by NickDE » Thu May 25, 2017 9:23 pm

Who did you use in the end ? Any good ?
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Post by pbrown » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:56 am

I have managed to find after a lot of searching a set of fitting instructions for the c/c.
However it's not that clear. I remember there was a comprehensive guide on here but I cannot find it. Anyone got a copy to send me.
I have a 58 reg 2 ltr and I think it's a N54 engine.
I would appreciate any help

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Post by paulgs1000 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:12 pm

NickDE wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Who did you use in the end ? Any good ?
Sorry Nick - only just seen this. . .

My specialist did it and he said it was straightforward in the end.

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Post by MrPT » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:49 pm

Finally fitted mine today. Thanks Steve - the kit really made things easy. A lot easier than fitting my previous non-M with the OEM retrofit kit, I reckon. :)

Some feedback/questions:

* The install took a couple of hours, from disconnecting the battery to going for a test drive
* What is the length of purple heatshrink around the blue wire for? I threw it away but later ended up using some of my own heatshrink to hold the male/female connectors securely together when bundled with the LCM loom
* The blue wire came up about 30cm too short to follow the existing loom and loom guides all the way from the DME to the steering rack. It might have reached if I'd routed it directly downwards out of the bottom of the X6021 socket instead of up past the plug and into the main bundle of wires, but access was tight
* Great tips re. removing the air vent and dropping the LCM loom down into the footwell while installing!
* How did you connect the violet/yellow and black brown wires under the heatshrink? I wasn't sure whether they would bend without breaking inside (as a spade connector might do, for example, but not a soldered joint), so kept them as straight as possible when tying everything up
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