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With the growing popularity of the CIC retrofit five years back, automotive enthusiasts sought ways to experience the enhanced feel of the CIC, leading to the trend of CCC to CIC controller retrofit. If you're considering this modification, here's a comprehensive guide to understanding and executing it flawlessly.
The CCC Divisions
Primarily, CCC is categorized into early, mid, and late models. The distinct top menu identifies each type. For instance, the early model CCC program has its own specific top menu.
Early Model Challenges
For those with an early model, it's worth noting that merely coding may not activate the controller. In such cases, an upgrade to the later program is recommended.
Although not entirely verified, it's speculated that for early models, recoding post rewriting to the late model's program might activate the CIC controller. The CCC houses three distinct programs: 63, 62, and A0. Interestingly, 62 is the program for the controller, and its ECU denominations are:
When examining the latest DATEN ZB for 62 (CC6260) in the E60, nuances emerge, suggesting a lack of a linear relationship between the old and new. The key to controlling the CIC controller lies in the 9185636 code.
The Rewriting Process
WinKFP, combined with a K+D CAN cable, allows for rewriting. However, caution is advised. If a glitch surfaces, it might necessitate rewriting all three programs - 63, 62, and A0. Furthermore, the delicate nature of the CCC's CPU means it's susceptible to failures during rewriting.
Comfort vs. Expert Mode
While COMFORT MODE automates settings, true aficionados might prefer Expert Mode, employing files:
E70 Series Considerations
The E70 series presents its own set of challenges. While it's possible to rewrite 62 to the ZB for the E60, it's essential to remember that the HeadUnit also governs the air conditioning in the E6X series, potentially leading to complications.
Late Model Advantages
The late model CCC program offers a more straightforward experience. Many have reported successful controller activation with coding alone.
Understanding the CIC Controller
Different model years mean varied part numbers for the CIC controller. For a 4-pin CCC, direct plugin might work. However, for an 8-pin CCC, modification becomes crucial, albeit with no guarantees due to incomplete verification.
Coding in this context means modifying the ZBE IDRIVE CONTROLLER (ZBE) TYPE in the CAPPL module to "low with slopes". This results in a smoother, resistance-free turning experience for users.
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