Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

EBA – 01 29 0 023 076
BMW Installation Instructions

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

The installation time is approx. 1 hour, but this may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

Retrofit/Installation kit No.
65 71 0 021 159
65 71 0 026 223

Contents

Section

Important information
1. Preparations
2. MFL/GRA wiring harness connection diagram
3. Installation and cabling diagram
4. To install and connect the MFL/GRA retrofit wiring harness
5. To modify a 3-spoke sport steering wheel
6. To install a 3-spoke sport steering wheel
7. To install a 4-spoke steering wheel
8. Concluding work
9. Circuit diagram

Important information

The retrofit kit is for use within the BMW dealership organisation only.

Installation information

All work is shown using a left-hand drive vehicle. On RHD cars some work must be completed the opposite way round.

Target group

The target group for these installation instructions is specialist personnel trained on BMW cars with specialist knowledge of vehicle electrical systems.

Work:

All servicing, repair and installation work on BMW cars is completed at your own risk.

All work must be completed using the latest BMW repair manuals and circuit diagrams in a rational order using the prescribed tools (special tools) and observing current health and safety regulations.

Special tools required

Torque wrench

Folding leg (00 9 321)

Crimping pliers (61 9 040)

1.Preparations

TIS instruction No.
Refer to the safety instructions for handling components of the airbag system. 32 34 …
Conduct a brief test
Disconnect the battery 12 00 …
The following components must be removed first of all:
Airbag unit 32 34 020
Steering wheel 32 33 000
Top steering column trim 32 31 020
Release the bottom steering wheel trim 32 31 003
Glove compartment 51 16 350
Pedal trim 51 45 185
Light switch unit 61 31 033
Electrics box cover

2.MFL/GRA wiring harness connection diagram

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Branch Description Signal Cable colour /

Cross-section

Connection location in the car Abbreviation /

Slot

A1 Socket contact DME/DDE BL/SW

0.35 mm2

On the steering column switch mounting 10-pin plug GN X10170

PIN 8

A2 Socket contact K bus WS/RT/GE

0.35 mm2

On the steering column switch mounting 10-pin plug GN X10170

PIN 9

A3 Socket contact Terminal R VI/GE 0.5 mm2 On the steering column switch mounting 10-pin plug GN X10170

PIN 10

A4 Twin-lead terminal Terminal R VI/GE 0.5 mm2 On the light switch unit

SW 54-pin plug

X12

PIN 27

A5 Twin-lead terminal K bus WS/RT/GE

0.35 mm2

On the light switch unit

SW 54-pin plug

X12

PIN 21

A6 Socket contact DME/DDE BL/SW

0.35 mm2

M47 engine before 9/01 only and all

N42, M54 and M57 engines

On the DME/DDE control module

SW 40-pin plug

X60004

PIN 27

A7 Socket contact DDE WS

0.35 mm2

M47TÜ engine after 9/01 only

To DDE control module

SW 58-pin plug

X60002

PIN 37

A8 Cable branch DDE WS

0.35 mm2

M47TÜ engine after 9/01 only

With butt-joint connector to branch A6

3.Installation and cabling diagram

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Legend

  1. Steering column switch mounting
  2. Multi-functional steering wheel
  3. Light switch unit
  4. Electrics box

4.To install and connect the MFL/GRA retrofit wiring harness

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[1] Disconnect and release the green, 10-pin plug X10170 from the switch mounting (1).

Lay the retrofit wiring harness (2) along the cable guide on the steering column to plug X10170.

Connect branches A1A3 as follows to plug X10170:

Branch A1, BL/SW cable, in PIN 8

Branch A2, WS/RT/GE cable, in PIN 9

Branch A3, VI/GE cable, in PIN 10

Assemble plug X10170 again and reconnect it to the switch mounting (1).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[2] Remove the cable insulation (1) over a length of approx. 50 mm.

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Cut the VI/GE (PIN 27) and WS/RT/GE (PIN 21) cables from plug X12 approx. 40 mm behind the plug X12.Fit the ends of the cables with a socket/pin contact and insulation casing (1).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Lay branches A4A5 to plug X12 and connect to the same colours on the new connections.

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Secure the plug connectors to the wiring harness using cable ties (1).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

On RHD cars the tied back cable on branch A6 must be released. Branch A6 must be laid through the corrugated tube behind the heating/air conditioning unit to the left-hand side of the car and from there into the electrics box.

Lay branch A6 through the cable passage into the electrics box.

Cars with M47 engines before 9/01 only and all N42, M54 and M57 engines

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Disconnect the black 40-pin plug X60004 from the DME/DDE control module and release them.

Connect branch A6 BL/SW cable, to PIN 27 in plug X60004.

Reconnect plug X60004 to the DME/DDE control module.

Cars with M47TÜ engine after 9/01 only Cut the socket contact off branch A6.

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Connect branch A8 to the open cable end on branch A6 using a butt-joint connector (1) and shrink hose (2).

Disconnect the black 58-pin plug X60002 from the DDE control module and release it.

Connect branch A7 to PIN 37 in plug X60002.

Reconnect plug X60002 to the DDE control module.

5.To modify a 3-spoke sport steering wheel

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[3] Unscrew the Torx bolts (1) and remove the cover cap (2).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[4] Unscrew the Torx bolts (1) and remove the top section (2).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Insert the switch unit (1) and secure it with Torx bolts (2).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Place the connection cable (1) from the installation kit into the cable tie (2).

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Place the cover cap (1) and switch unit on to the steering wheel.

Connect the connection cable (2) to the switch unit.

Secure the cover cap (1) to the steering wheel using Torx bolts (3).

6.To install a 3-spoke sport steering wheel

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[5] Fit the sports steering wheel (1) and tighten the screws (2) with a torque of 63 Nm.

Connect the plug (3) to the switch mounting.

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Install the existing airbag unit (1).

7.To install a 4-spoke steering wheel

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

[6] Fit the existing 4-spoke steering wheel (1) and tighten the screws (2) with a torque of 63 Nm.

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Install the airbag unit with the multi-functional steering wheel buttons (1).Tighten the securing screws for the airbag unit with a torque of 8 Nm.

8.Concluding work

  • This MFL/GRA retrofit kit does not require coding.
  • Assemble the car following the instructions to dismantle it in reverse order.
  • Conduct a brief test.
  • Conduct a function test (the operating instructions for the MFL/GRA retrofit kit are set out in the car or radio owner’s manual).

9.Circuit diagram

Cars with M47 engines before 9/01 only and all N42, M54 and M57 engines

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Legend
A3 Light switch centre control module
A60004 DME/DDE control module
X12 SW 54-pin plug on the light switch centre
X10170 10-pin plug GN on the steering column switch
X60004 SW 40-pin plug on the DME/DDE control module

Cable colours

RT red
SW black
BL blue
GE yellow
VI violet
WS white

Cars with M47TÜ engine after 9/01 only

Multi-functional steering wheel (MFL) / Cruise control (GRA) retrofit kit / Retrofit kit identical to standard equipment for BMW 3 Series Coupé, touring, Saloon from 6/00 and Convertible, compact from start of series (E46/2/3/4/5/C)

Legend
A3 Light switch centre control module
A60004 DME/DDE control module
X12 SW 54-pin plug on the light switch centre
X10170 10-pin plug GN on the steering column switch
X60002 SW 58-pin plug on the DDE control module
Y1 Butt joint connector

All the designations marked with an asterisk (*) apply only to these installation instructions or these circuit diagrams.

Cable colours
RT red
SW black
BL blue
GE yellow
VI violet
WS white

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