6WB MFID Retrofit

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Nov 19, 2016
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Houston, TX
After having read up on shawnsheridan's 6WB retrofit and looking at others I knew this was something I had to do for myself. The base instrument cluster is woefully boring, and the 6WB unit is just badass!

As we all know these units sell for 1800-2000 online. After talking to some friends, and making a few phonecalls I was able to secure a BNIB unit for a great price and I pulled the trigger.

Base next to 6WB.

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After installing it I used his instructions to code the unit with ESYS, you can reference them here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700327

Upon initial power up the unit showed 000000 for just a second and adopted the vehicles mileage. However I had a red tamper dot. I was really concerned about this and wondering if my cheap BNIB unit had been plugged into another car before.

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Whatever the discrepancy was however went away after the car was allowed to go to sleep and the cluster woke up from a cold boot.

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I went out for a test drive and put it in Sport+ for a launch control test :)


I found that my newest iteration cluster (PN 62106821074) also had shift lights when in manual mode that rise up and around the tachometer!


I absolutely love this modification to the car.

It is my understanding to program the car at the dealer, IE with ISTA-P in one round you would have to swap the basic Kombi back in.

It only takes a few minutes to swap the clusters back and forth so its not a big deal.

I updated my car to the latest integration level before carrying this out and I doubt it will ever see full car programming for the rest of its life. Individual modules can be updated as needed if such need arises.
 

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