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    Picked this up yesterday to replace my M4Always fancied a V8 so thought good time to scratch that itch also with the M4 I missed being able to mess about with it too much with fear of invalidating the warranty so this is a car I can mess about with.It’s a pretty well specced M3 with high beam assistant and the individual audio option which was a step up from Harman Kardon so its definitely a great system.Spec listOptionsS1CAA Selection Of COP Relevant VehiclesS1CBA CO2 PackageS1CDA Brake Energy RegenerationS223A Electronic Damper Control EDCS2MDA M DriveS2MTA M LM RAEDER DOPPELSPEICHE 220 MMBS2PAA Wheel Bolt RetainerS302A Alarm SystemS358A Climate Comfort WindscreenS423A Floor Mats VeloursS428A Warning Triangle And First Aid KitS441A Smoker PackageS490A Adjuster Backrest WidthS493A Storage Compartment PackageS494A Seat Heating DriverpassengerS4AEA Armrest Front RetractableS508A Park Distance Control PDCS521A Rain SensorS563A Light PackageS5ACA Highbeam AssistantS609A Navigation System ProfessionalS612A BMW AssistS616A BMW OnlineS620A Voice ControlS633A Preparation Mobile Phone BusinessS694A Provisions For BMW 6 CD ChangerS6FLA USBAudio InterfaceS752A Individual Audio SystemL812A National Version England IrelandS850A DummySALAPAS863A Retailer Directory EuropeS877A Delete Crosspattern OperationS880A Onboard Vehicle Literature EnglishS8S2A Coding Alarm SignalS8S3A Automatic Locking When Driving OffS8SMA Car Ident Number Visible From OutsideS8SPA Control Unit COPFirst manual M I have owned an have to say I am enjoying it but just taking some time to adjust from the DCT.Plans I have for it:Retrofit the CIC iDrive the older CCC iDrive is ancient in comparision.Fit LCI tail lightF10 M5 gear knobGet the steering wheel retrimmedRefurb the wheels - Unsure to do this or replace with comp pack wheels but theres 4 good Michelin Pilot Super Sports on it at the moment.Few wee things also need doing:Need to give it a service this weekend the going to send for an oil inspectionFit a new battery the car still has the original battery which is 11 years old and I am getting a battery warning every now again First piece of the CIC retrofit puzzle. The new iDrive controller doesn’t fit into the old trim piece. These are quite hard got and BMW wanted 300 quid for a new one. Got this for 40. Bargain Will post all my updates here as I go. Cheers Chris
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    Right so got to the coding todayI had to modify the vehicle order to tell the car it was built in 2009 rather than 2007 so changed variable #0907 to #0909 so it would see the CIC module and added the CIC option code $6VA to the car. Now the car lists the CIC as a selectable module. I have then read the CIC module which downloads the settings from the CIC. I then wipe this file and upload the blank options file to the CIC.This forces it to reboot and re-write its option fIle but this time it reads the modules and vehicle order of my car to create a new option file so it now has all the options my car has so now M drive is there and the surround sound ststem is working again and sounds so much better. I was going to retrofit a combox to the car but I am now having second thoughts as the sound quality have improved by x100 so I am unsure if it’s necessary as I will have to flash a new firmware to the CIC as it is currently on an older one that supports the combox and to do that i’ll have to remove the CIC and send it away to be flashed as the cable costs the guts of 200 quid and I can send it to be flashed for 50 quid. I still may do it or may fit an android system as it will be roughly the same money and I think the android will be the better of the two.And with that the CIC retrofit is done
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    Right so another update on the CICRan up to the shed and low and behold theres the connector I need.30 secs later we have a functioning screen Still no audio and only the rear parking sensors are working but thats due to the unit not being coded to my car as it came out of a 320d with only rear sensors and basic audio so need to tell it to look for the additional kit and M drive will tackle that maybe tomorrow depending on what the Mrs has planned for Christmas eve but in terms lf hardware we are job done in terms of the retrofit.
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    So update on the CIC retrofitGot a good bit done today but typical I ended up breaking a part which costs 30p to replace so will have to wait until Thursday for when Bavarian opens to get the part I need.So started by removing the old screen. The power connector has to be changed to the new style connector for the CIC screen so has to be re-pinned Started by taking the pins out then when removing the live pin it broke in half on the way out. I can get it connected but its not secure and don’t want to take the risk incase it comes loose and shorts out so will wait for a new pin on Thurday ******* Well as the power pin is broken I can’t refit the CCC so may as well power onTrims and heater controls removed and access to the CCC note the two cd slots the DVD slot is for the Navigation DVD. CCC unit out of the car The new CIC screen cable which needs installed The USB cable for the CIC which will be run to the glovebox The CIC unit in the car and getting things built up note only the one DVD slot this time as the sat nav is now hard drive based I decided to test everything out so hooked up the monitor and all seems well.There is no sounds out of the speakers but in guessing its because its not coded to the car yet. And how the car looks now. Shame a 30p part has put it all on hold
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    So a slight update on this.Got the new battery coded and the car is behaving a lot better now and the clock has stopped resetting so thats a win.The ABS light is coming and going every so often and was greeted with this on Saturday morning So after a bit of investigation it has came to light that the ABS pump has failed. A very common issue on the E9x M3 and non M.Apparently a new pump is £1800 from BMW, won't be paying that so have the car in the shed and will remove the pump tonight and send it off to ECUTesting.com who will rebuild the pump with uprated parts and offer a lifetime guraentee for £240 so thats a good result. I will then add the documentation for the rebuild into the folder of previous reciepts the previous owner had to keep the service history up to date.
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    s much as I hate Halfords they had the battery I needed and as its Sunday it was either get it or wait for ECP to open. And having a trade account I got the battery for a decent price.BMW put the date of manufacture on the negative terminal of the batteryWeek 41 of 2007 Threw the battery into the car took it a run
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    Had a bit of an oh **** moment earlier where the car has lit up like a christmas tree. As I don’t have a cable to read the codes yet, its in the post. I have had a bit of a meltdown.Straight onto the internet to research the symptoms.Apparently the M3 will throw these faults for most issues so that didn’t help.However after pleading for help on another forum I have been told its either most likely to be the battery or an ABS sensor.If the battery is too low the car will begin shutting systems down to conserve powerAs I am already getting battery warnings I am hoping thats all it is.Hooked up my charger to the car so a reading like that after coming back from a drive is leading me to believe the battery is totally goosed eapicially as the car hasn’t been used in the past 6 months by the last owner.