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      01-18-2016, 01:31 AM   #67
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Have a look here: http://www.**************/showthread.php?3208-E93-Retrofit-Comfort-Access&p=82363&viewfull=1#post82363

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You don't. Virgin keys get married to the CAS (and your car) automatically on first use when you put it in the slot. Actually the only reason I had to give them my VIN was to verify ownership and for my metal key.
Not true. If that were the case, then you should just be able to buy a "virgin key" and start any random e90 car. The keys you buy from the dealership are already tied to your car. Ownership verification would be required even if you just bought the keyfob without the insert.
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      01-18-2016, 03:40 PM   #69
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FYI I had to order a replacement key fob and metal key for my E93 I was tempted to get CA fob in case I decided to retrofit CA in the future and also since I had to replace the rechargeable soldered battery in my old E92 i figured the non-rechargeable battery in the CA fob would be easier to deal with, long story short, all the online bmw parts stores I checked with were willing to sell me the CA fob. A CA fob will work in a non-CA car and brand new blank fobs get married to the CAS module on first use, therefore any fob will work as long as its a brand new blank fob.
So did you actually get a CA key for your non-CA car? If so, please let me know what dealership you dealt with so I can order one. When I tried to order, they told me the order got rejected as my VO did not have CA as an option.
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So did you actually get a CA key for your non-CA car? If so, please let me know what dealership you dealt with so I can order one. When I tried to order, they told me the order got rejected as my VO did not have CA as an option.
I didn't yet as I am still working on figuring out the wiring harness.
But I know someone who can get it from BMW Germany but you have to show proof of ownership of the vehicle and ofcourse pay for it.....they will tie the CA feature to your VIN....it will be like your car came with comfort access.

I will update the post once I get to that point
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I'd love this feature... if there are any local GTA installers willing to give me a price "complete/installed", that would be great!
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      01-30-2016, 12:32 PM   #74
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So you ordered it from that Dimitru guy? Any progress/updates?
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here's the guy that put comfort access into his E65
this may help a great deal OP, he has a detailed parts list and his videos go into some depth about wiring and coding

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=600260
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Yes I did, waiting to get it
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waiting on the CA wiring harness once I get it, I will be able to start the install and see how it goes.

I will take pictures as I do it and post for others
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@bimmers users, does someone would kindly share the pins assignments of each parts of those CA so that we could easly build our own harnesses about antennas, passive go and CA module like I saw about the F30 one in the bimmers forum (thread 813025 page2) using rheingold. Doing so would save a lot of time searching about to everybody!
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So I have all the hardware to do the install. I was wondering if anyone have some insight on this. I have front and rear PDC so I have the Modules in the back. Where do I install the control passive go for the comfort access. There is no room to put it in so what do I do. I need to keep the front and rear PDC modules.

I will take a picture tomorrow in the day light to show what I mean

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So I have all the hardware to do the install. I was wondering if anyone have some insight on this. I have front and rear PDC so I have the Modules in the back. Where do I install the control passive go for the comfort access. There is no room to put it in so what do I do. I need to keep the front and rear PDC modules.

I will take a picture tomorrow in the day light to show what I mean

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you'll probably need to start consulting wiring diagrams and compare a car with and without comfort access to see what connects to what.

also, go to that thread i linked earlier of the guy who did a comfort access retrofit on a 7-series
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So I have all the hardware to do the install. I was wondering if anyone have some insight on this. I have front and rear PDC so I have the Modules in the back. Where do I install the control passive go for the comfort access. There is no room to put it in so what do I do. I need to keep the front and rear PDC modules.

I will take a picture tomorrow in the day light to show what I mean

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Hello, BM Coding is actually down, don't know why.
I made a doc with ista D about it on my e92, FULL details (some in French sorry) where you will be able to build all your wires, see there:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8v...ew?usp=sharing
About the pdc and passive go place, they are SBS you will see in the doc, must unmounts the rear right side and pull what is behind to see a white receptacle where the modules are vertically and two empty for trailer modules. I have a pic but about an e93 (same place but module alone).

and my Passive module:


I did all the antennas and wiring with the diversity antenna wire, also using the PDC beside to connect K can High and Low (+ground).
Stay to finish : the wire for the CAS - JBE and the doors connectors for the handles, I have the Key ...

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Pierre26....nice write up and thanks for sharing. I didn't get the key yet was waiting till I get my install successful. I have someone to get me the key.

So I looked at what you have and still can't fit the CA passive GO module. Below are pics for illustration





So I already have 2 modules in the first and second slot of the device holder which are related to the front and rear pdc. The third slot is has a divider and won't work and I think it's for the trailer module. So I am stuck as I want to keep my front and rear PDC

Anyone know what is wrong.
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about Modules

@ramez75, First see the Ref of each module to know what exactly they are. My PDC is ONE module (for front and rear) with 3 plugs and located in the center of the plastic basket and I putted the PassiveGo in the outside housing one to be side by side to be able to do the connections on the X300 about the 2 Kcan wires. The trailer module is half width / the 2 others.
According ISTA PassiveGo is A215, PDC is A81a and Trailer on is A6, see page 13 and 14 of the doc, pics are shown about these.
According your last pic you gave PDC have the same place as mine (center), just add the Passive Go outside.

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So I removed the rear console (below picture) which were one of the antennas supposely goes. I do not see where the antenna go. Is there something I need to buy a holder of some sort.

Any input is greatly appreciated



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So I removed the rear console (below picture) which were one of the antennas supposely goes. I do not see where the antenna go. Is there something I need to buy a holder of some sort.

Any input is greatly appreciated



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You are only half of the work: on the pic behind the climate plug, pull horizontally the plastic cache clipped then unscrew the 2 Torx 20 black at the upper part of the pic AND the 2 hex bolts (N10) at the rear center part, they are under/hided by a piece of plastic in the rear box. You must also unclip the 2 bottom seats (2 clips at the front side, just firmly pull the seat). Also with the 2 side lamps+wire.
So you will see under the right place for rear center antenna, no need more to install. On your pic you don't fully show the carpet to the rear seats

For the wiring you will need to remove all the front center Box, they are some DIY for that, begin by putting the shift in drive mode to allow to pull/remove it, (so must start with brake on, then you can stop).

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Pierre26...I took all the screws you mentioned and the seats and I still can't get it. Check below picture



Please let me know what I am missing

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