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    Hi Guys,

    So I've started my next Retrofit which is to add Side Assist (Blind Spot Warning) / Exit Warning and Rear Traffic Warning to the Q. Sadly when I bought the car off the forecourt it had Park Pack (inc. Self Parking / Surround View Cameras etc) but not Park Park Advanced with the other bits.

    As I had Blind Spot Monitoring on my previous car this is something I really missed. Now I've completed the TV Tuner and Night Vision RetroFits, this is next on my list and I've been slowly gathering parts etc.

    What also helps is I need some of these parts to retrofit Soft Door Close (Power Door Closure) anyhow, so I'm starting with this and then it means some of that work is done up front.

    I've sourced the Radar Sensors, Wiring Loom (found it on said Auction Site and it was so cheap it was worth it to save me making the wires up myself) and new Door controllers. Yup, I've had to swap my front door controllers out for new ones that support Side Assist and Soft Door Close. I just completed the Driver's door today. I have still to source new Rear door controllers and swap those over but they can be done anytime. I have also flashed the latest firmware onto the front controllers so they are bang upto date.

    Here are my new Door Controllers (now installed), Radar Sensors that go in the rear bumper on the left and right hand side and wiring loom for them:

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    I still need to get the LED indicators to go into the wing mirror housings + wires and of course new mirror covers to support the LED indicators. Other than that though, that is pretty much it for Side Assist and Rear Traffic Crossing (apart from Coding and Calibration of course)

    For Exit Warning there are a couple of LED "bulbs" that connect to those strips in the door trim which flash red when Exit warning is activated but they are very cheap. They are sadly not the same LED's used for the Ambient lighting colours.

    For those interested I'll keep you posted.

    Cheers

    Andy
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  2. Re: Side Assist / Exit Warning / Rear Traffic RetroFit 
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    and here is some pics from the door controller swap for both front doors

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    Was waiting for this thread....

    Good luck with it all - not that you need it and by sounds of things your nearly there


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    Great work Andy..Keep us posted. Not sure if this is any help but on a side note I have the side assist and Exit warning already but do not have the Ambient Lighting option. As I already have the led strips in the door all I have to do is fit some Led rgb's and holders/modules onto the strips and wire them in. I will just wire them into 12v supply so they come on when ignition is on. I have ordered red led's but you can just replace globes with a different colour in the future...
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    Hey Bjc. Yep that's the ones! I need the exit warning led modules you have

    Let us know how that goes... So you just getting 4 more exit warning led modules and swapping the globes right?

    That should work perfectly and you at least get one colour!
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    Yes have ordered 4 modules plus some blue and red globes - will see which ones look best
     
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    cool, let us know how it goes!
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    Rear door controllers arrived today to support exit warning and soft door close etc.



    Just waiting for few bits to arrive at dealer
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    Rear door controllers swapped out today and latest firmware applied. Next bit, exit warning leds.
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    Been a couple of weeks but getting there. Today my plan was to swap the wiring loom inside the rear bumper.

    The loom connects all the rear parking sensors to the car and if you have Side Assist from the factory the loom includes the connectors for the Side Assist radar units. I bought the right loom from fleabay and was just going to remove my existing loom and replace with this one but as I started it soon occurred it was too hard to remove without removing the rear bumper.. Something I don't want to do. Also the retractable trailer hitch blocks access to behind the bumper.

    So I went to plan B and instead stripped down the side assist wire loom I bought from fleabay and just took the side assist connections only. This gives me a dedicated side assist wire loom and I'll run this across the rear bumper and feed it through. I'll cable tie it to the rear parking sensor loom.

    Some pics below. Hopefully will do this tomorrow.

    Original Side Assist loom stripped back.



    Cut off all the parking sensor connectors as don't need them.



    Left me with Side Assist wires only.



    Keep all the other old wires for the loom for future work!



    New Dedicated Side Assist loom ready to install!



    Cheers.

    Andy
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