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Post by Jouke » Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:13 pm

Dear zedebee,

Thank you for the reply and the welkom.

unfortunately BMW stopped doing that in 2004😢

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Post by Nathanio » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:15 am

I did this last week and it was so easy. Thankfully I have an '03 and so was wired for it from factory. I find the stalk not very intuitive though compared to our Skodas.

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Post by Maso95yo » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:46 pm

Hi everyone! New to the forum, but already found it helpful! I have installed the stalk in my 2003 2.5i Z4 and it works! It came 146€ from Germany (I'm italian) and I just need to trim the plastic bit out.
Bye for now and thanks for the tutorial!
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Post by WayneZ4 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:09 pm

I’m interested in fitting cruise control to my 2006 ‘facelift’ Z4 2.5. Most of the links I’ve clicked on don’t work any more, could anyone help me out with a link or an idiots guide? 😊
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Post by Maso95yo » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm

Hi, I did it some months ago, do you need info for assembly or buying the part?
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Post by WayneZ4 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:24 pm

Maso95yo wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm Hi, I did it some months ago, do you need info for assembly or buying the part?
Hi 😊
A bit of both really? I’ve read that on a ‘post 2004’ Z4 like mine that I also need to purchase a wiring loom? I’m looking for the part number for the stalk and the loom that I require? Also to find out if it’s basically still ‘plug and play’ on my model as well?
Thanks 😊

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Post by Jouke » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:37 pm

Yes you will need to get the wires. Or you can get the connections from a broken car. That is what i did. As for the links I can e- mail them to you. (I don't get how to upload pdf on this form)

You can plug it in. But you will need to program the computer to crusecontrol "yes".

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Post by Zedebee » Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:05 pm

You need to buy a cruise control stalk and a loom. You can sometimes find a new stalk (try your dealer) for not much more than a second hand one which are typically £75-£100. You can get a loom from a breaker or get one from BMW. The go-to option was always to get a custom loom from srhutch, although I don’t know if he is still active on here. The srhutch looms are simpler to wire up, very reasonably priced and come with a full set of instruction. Fitting cruise control to my ‘57 plate coupe did not need any programming, it was plug and play.
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