Fedie
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Traffic jam assist retro

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:56 pm

Hey guys I'm looking to retrofit traffic jam assist. I already purchased the missing module but I'm having really bud luck trying to remove the airbag cover. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks!

imolazhp
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Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:02 pm

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sun May 22, 2016 8:26 pm

Is it not like almost every other current BMW?

https://youtu.be/Q0liBHEHbTY

EDIT: I just went and looked, I guess it is not, there are two holes on each side, I tried jamming a screwdriver in there like this video appears to do and nothing really happened. Surely a body shop or someone that works for a dealer can look it up.

EDIT 2: I've always though the i3 wheel looks like an early mini wheel so I searched youtube for a video on removing the mini airbag.

https://youtu.be/G4-l_NpHRZQ

There's got to be a release clip somewhere, right?

EDIT 3: Perhaps like this one? Looks very similar

https://youtu.be/aF2vJfIEJXs

imolazhp
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Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sun May 22, 2016 8:45 pm

I couldn't see any screws in those holes but while messing around some more I spun the wheel completely upside-down to get a better look at these two holes in the back of the back cover at the top. Perhaps these release the cover?

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mkarolian
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Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:40 am

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:33 pm

Wait... tell me more! How are you planning on doing the retrofit?

Ababians
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Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:46 pm

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:40 pm

hello fedie, I am very interested about this retrofit. I am trying to do the same with drive assistant plus and traffic jam. I see there are a lot of changes that I must do. My i3 has parking assistant and for that reason I think I need to do the next:
S5AR+S5AT....change steering wheel button
add jam ecu module
add kafas camera
add kafas ecu
change windshield
change warning button console
change steering column indicators button
tseering wheel wire....

Please tell me how is your retro.
thanks

Fedie
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Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:40 am

I stopped this when I realized I needed a new steering wheel

imolazhp
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Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:22 pm

Fedie wrote:I stopped this when I realized I needed a new steering wheel
A member on the FB group was successful.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3/p ... 890283167/

shehadehd
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Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:27 am
Location: California

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:09 pm

Hey everyone, just thought I'd chime in. I've successfully enabled traffic jam assist on my i3 (with some info from osunick). I have a couple videos and photos of it that I will post in a bit. I suggest reading the first post of this thread http://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 963#p39963 if you are looking to retrofit. Basically, US based i3s do not have the necessary wiring harness to get the retrofit working out of the box. The Facebook post shows this too.

Rather than going about rewiring the car , I've created a module that can be installed in the footwell and will allow you to enable traffic jam assist (provided you have coded it on). No new steering wheel, touch module, clockspring, or wiring harness is needed ( according to the Facebook group: $1200 in parts and ALOT of work to install ).

Anyways, you can pick up a module at https://www.enhancedautomods.com
Last edited by shehadehd on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:47 am, edited 2 times in total.
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) retrofit modules available at
https://www.enhancedautomods.com

imolazhp
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Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:29 pm

YES YES YES!!!

Very interested!!!

Only your module is needed??!! Or anything else?

You could likely find others interested that drive other models that this would work on. You have the potential for a lot of interest.

shehadehd
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Location: California

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:56 pm

imolazhp wrote:YES YES YES!!!

Very interested!!!

Only your module is needed??!! Or anything else?

You could likely find others interested that drive other models that this would work on. You have the potential for a lot of interest.
hahaha. Yep, only the module is needed (given you already have adaptive cruise control and the kafas camera). There is some light wiring but it's all localized at the fuse panel.

I guess I never thought about the other models, but the part numbers seem to be interchangeable so I'm inclined to believe it's platform independent.
Last edited by shehadehd on Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) retrofit modules available at
https://www.enhancedautomods.com

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