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fantastic DIY! the organization and thorough pictures really make this an interesting read. i'd love to up mine from a 5 speed manual to a six speed some day. we should get tim to sticky this.
 

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Excel Spreadsheet with Part Numbers

Hey - thought I'd let you know that I have a loaded an Excel spreadsheet that is all broken down by category, with part numbers, quantity, realOEM price and Tischers price. This will make it easier to source all the stuff. Each catagory header is linked to realOEM to the page of the parts assembly.

Enjoy!

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fantastic DIY! the organization and thorough pictures really make this an interesting read. i'd love to up mine from a 5 speed manual to a six speed some day. we should get tim to sticky this.
Thanks Tate325xi - I waited to find a really good low mileage 6-speed because I wanted that overdrive gear. The sticky idea would be cool!:thumbup:
 

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fantastic DIY! the organization and thorough pictures really make this an interesting read. i'd love to up mine from a 5 speed manual to a six speed some day. we should get tim to sticky this.
+2 on sticky :thumbsup: I vote this as DIY mod of the year! :woot:

Hey - thought I'd let you know that I have a loaded an Excel spreadsheet that is all broken down by category, with part numbers, quantity, realOEM price and Tischers price. This will make it easier to source all the stuff.
What a guy! :clap:
 

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now you just have to get it programed ;)
 

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REVERSE LIGHT WIRING

^ You have one last thing to do electrically before you’re done; reverse light wiring. I tried many junk yards online but I could not source the connector that BMW uses for this switch so I built my own.
I think I found a connector that will fit. I should be able to confirm in a week or so :clap: The patterns to the connector visually match the reverse switch.

http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/cPath/109_175/products_id/451

http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/cPath/109_175/products_id/1644

They are "GM Delphi / Packard - Bosch EV1 Type Injector Connectors"

This is what these connectors mate to:

http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/cPath/109_175/products_id/570
 

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You know, now that I see that I knew I'd seen a connector like that before but couldn't place it. The fuel injector connector on a Saturn looks similar. I don't have any junk yards around here to peruse or I'd look for one. This also explains how the connector is water proofed. There is a silicone seal around the inside post assembly that seals it.

Hope this is the case because I'd love to do this factory style.

Thanks! :thumbup:
 

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100% OEM match!

It is confirmed a 100% fitment, plus it is a waterproof connector :clap: :thanks:

Last two pictures are continuity tests. The one at 1 is with the reverse switch not engaged. The second to last is with the switch engaged. The resistance seems to vary has the reverse switch is depressed and this is just with it mostly depressed. The multimeter Ohms setting was set to 200, which was the lowest setting.

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"GM Delphi / Packard - Bosch EV1 Type Injector Connector"
 

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In the infamous words of Fred Flintstone...

Yabadabadoo!

Thanks for figuring this out!!!
 

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now you just have to get it programed ;)
Yes you're right Seth. I still need to get it programmed. My local guy didn't want to get involved so it looks like I'll be headed across the boarder for some help. It's closer than going to Seattle.
 

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It is confirmed a 100% fitment, plus it is a waterproof connector :clap: :thanks:

Last two pictures are continuity tests. The one at 1 is with the reverse switch not engaged. The second to last is with the switch engaged. The resistance seems to vary has the reverse switch is depressed and this is just with it mostly depressed. The multimeter Ohms setting was set to 200, which was the lowest setting.

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"GM Delphi / Packard - Bosch EV1 Type Injector Connector"
I was throwing some old parts out from past DIY's. In my lower radiator hose was the old temp sensor. It is the exact same connector used for the reverse switch!!!

BMW's part number for the connector that fits into the temp sensor is 12521427608 - it will also fit the reverse switch. :pimpin: I just keeps getting better.

Now to get the DME (ECU) programmed and see if/track down why the mirror isn't dipping when in reverse. The reverse lights work correctly.
 

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I was throwing some old parts out from past DIY's. In my lower radiator hose was the old temp sensor. It is the exact same connector used for the reverse switch!!!

BMW's part number for the connector that fits into the temp sensor is 12521427608 - it will also fit the reverse switch. :pimpin: I just keeps getting better.

Now to get the DME (ECU) programmed and see if/track down why the mirror isn't dipping when in reverse. The reverse lights work correctly.
Awesome write up man!!

Did you make the decision to switch to manual because you lost reverse on your 5HP19? If your old trans was running, what do you plan on doing with it?

Thanks.

--Kiran.
 

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Awesome write up man!!

Did you make the decision to switch to manual because you lost reverse on your 5HP19? If your old trans was running, what do you plan on doing with it?

Thanks.

--Kiran.
My tranny was fine, it was the torque converter that gave up. I sold the tranny at a bargain price to keep a fellow fanatic on the road. :thumbup:

Thank you all for the mad props! :thumbsup: :pimpin:
 

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Awesome write-up! This is definitely the clearest explanation of the wiring required to make everything work. :D
 

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Awesome write-up! This is definitely the clearest explanation of the wiring required to make everything work. :D
Thank you right, I know. That's what I was after. This is the part that will stop 90% of the people. Wiring scares people sensless so why not take the mystery out of it and induce some confidence in the approach! :thumbup: Thanks for the compliments too.

Hey you have the exact wheels I'm looking for DPE0-R07S- Variants. Sick sick wheels :thumbsup: I'll convert your car for the wheels!!!
 

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Thank you right, I know. That's what I was after. This is the part that will stop 90% of the people. Wiring scares people sensless so why not take the mystery out of it and induce some confidence in the approach! :thumbup: Thanks for the compliments too.

Hey you have the exact wheels I'm looking for DPE0-R07S- Variants. Sick sick wheels :thumbsup: I'll convert your car for the wheels!!!
Yeah, haha. I'm comfortable with wiring (electrical engineer), but I saw a lot of hand-waving when it came to wiring up the reverse rights. I was able to figure it out using WDS, but I wish I had seen your DIY first. Would have saved me tons of time!

Haha. Well, thanks for the offer, but I'll be changing both the engine and trans out for the S54 and S6S 420G once I'm done with the 5spd swap I'm doing for a friend.
Though, if you happen to have some Work VS-XX that'll fit a non-M, I'm open to trades. ;)
 
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