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Thread: E36 S54 swap, E46 M3 clsuter

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    awesome... well lets start with what do we need to physically modify on the cluster.. mine is just sitting here.. would like to start on it...
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    Nice!

    Will it matter if my cluster is in canadian kilometers per hour and not mph?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TH3 Shifty View Post
    awesome... well lets start with what do we need to physically modify on the cluster.. mine is just sitting here.. would like to start on it...
    A fair amount of grinding/sanding, I'll pull it back out and post a picture soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch500 View Post
    Nice!

    Will it matter if my cluster is in canadian kilometers per hour and not mph?
    No

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    that looks great!

    does the tachometer lights light up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TH3 Shifty View Post
    that looks great!

    does the tachometer lights light up?
    Yep, 100% functional, even MPG, the check control features, and outside temp display (I removed the OBC).

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    Physical cluster mods, basically some grinding/sanding:





    Once that is done it fits with a bit of pressure. I haven't made mounting tabs because it is very solid as-is and kind of a pain to remove.

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    That doesn't seem bad.

    Good work gpeterson on this project!

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    Any reason why the E46 turn stalk? BC input can be implemented with the e36 stalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiMMie View Post
    Any reason why the E46 turn stalk? BC input can be implemented with the e36 stalk.
    Good eye! My original turn stalk didn't have the BC button so I was going to use one I had from an E39. Turns out it couldn't be used without additional circuitry. I just put an E36 stalk back on today.

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    excellent work GP... how long do you think it will be before we you start making the swaps... also would this mean we no longer need the CAN controller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TH3 Shifty View Post
    excellent work GP... how long do you think it will be before we you start making the swaps?
    At least a few weeks. The prototype board I'm running doesn't connect to CAN at all. Most people will need to board to send a few CAN messages or else the cluster's ABS and DSC indicators would always be lit.

    Quote Originally Posted by TH3 Shifty View Post
    would this mean we no longer need the CAN controller?
    Yep - the cluster conversion board sends A/C messages to the cluster via k-bus and the cluster passes those messages to the DME via CAN.
    S54 swap DME flashing - $100
    S54 swap CAN interface board (for proper A/C & check engine light) - $275
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    $75 - standard or $170 - plug & play
    e36 post-cat O2 sims: $115 shipped, plug & play

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    This is super cool you've got this working, awesome job!

    I have an SMG cluster out of a vert and I'm also installing the 6 speed trans from the donor car. Will the gear position indicator and roll over protection icon work as well?

    I may have missed it, but, as far as the connections go, do you just re-pin the mating connectors from the e36 harness to the e46 cluster connectors or does the E36 harness plug into your adapter board and that then plugs into the cluster?

    Thanks again, awesome work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpuppy View Post
    This is super cool you've got this working, awesome job!

    I have an SMG cluster out of a vert and I'm also installing the 6 speed trans from the donor car. Will the gear position indicator and roll over protection icon work as well?

    I may have missed it, but, as far as the connections go, do you just re-pin the mating connectors from the e36 harness to the e46 cluster connectors or does the E36 harness plug into your adapter board and that then plugs into the cluster?

    Thanks again, awesome work!
    The gear position indicator won't work, with a SMG there is nothing to tell it which gear is engaged. The roll over protection icon may be possible but I'd have to figure out what message to send to the cluster.

    The adapter board will connect between the car and cluster and a few other wires will need to be run.

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