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    AN UPDATE!.................

    I almost forgot, but about 10 days ago, I finally completed my hood conversion by installing the 2 missing wires that provides power to the LED on the hood open/close switch and the feed from the ZKE module (comfort close)

    Of course I did as neat a job as I could by removing the front nearside seat, taking up the carpet and routing the wires through the car's existing loom.

    I also ordered 2 reels of wire in suitably matching colour codes, thereby retaining the originality with the wiring diagram.

    All went well, and now my hood closes on the ignition key.

    I have also acquired another 328iSE with Climate control and on-board computer.

    Over the coming week, I will be undertaking the daunting task of retrofitting climate control and computer to my convertible.

    I will start another thread and keep you all posted.

    Bye for now.

    Andy
     
     

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    billywhizz1984 (22-07-2010),kinezool (10-12-2010),Ronnie (24-06-2009)

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    Great job and work Andy 328i, that is some mission you took on there, all credit to you
     
     

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    mate,you are not going to believe this,but i just completed a full semi-full conversion and it works perfectly.its pretty easy but a little long for the computer,call 07766 344324 and ill let you know..
     
     

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    to any one who is interested,email me at smacaree@googlemail.com and ill tell you how to do the conversion,thanks,scott.
     
     

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    Hi,

    Yes, I concur that the hood conversion is a pretty easy mod..........

    in comparison to fitting Climate control that is!

    i'm about half way through that operation, and apart from seeing the wiring on the donor car in a mess and wondering if it will ever go back together, I would say all is good so far.

    Will keep you posted in my other thread.
     
     

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    excellent job Andy and brilliant write-up!!!
     
     

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    Are you going from air-con to climate or are you starting from scratch?

    Ronnie - can we move this to the How To section?
     
     

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    Great write-up!
    Next week i will have to do the same operation on my "new" vert. I won on ebay a fully automatic soft-top pretty cheap: 201 euro + 70 shipping. First, I was thinking to replace only the textile material, mine being a semi-auto. But your write-up convinced me to make this convertion.
    Fortunately, my ECU s.n. is 61358378795, so no need to change it. I already have been to local BMW dealer and ordered the 12 pol socket (61131383736) with lock (61131383650) and 3x bushing contact (61130005197) for x11390 connector. Also ordered 2x pins (61131376206) to connect motor wires to x13156 black connector and small socket 3-pins for lock swtches (61131383824) -I hope it's correct, but I didn't find on realoem the big 2-pin socket with BLK/RED-BLK/YEL wires. The only thing close to it was part no. 61131378402 wich is the "mother" plug, same as the one that I already have. I will post again when the job is ready and top working.
    Last edited by kinezool; 11-12-2010 at 11:34.
     
     

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    So what bout swaping fully automatic to semi auto should work straight away?? i just got semi automatic roof for my originally fully auto bmw and it doesnt work,light in butyon flashing,tryed to reset system still doesnt work,anyone can help there????
     
     

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