Serious Issues - DIY Addtional JCW Gauge Install - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > Second Generation Faults & Fixes


Second Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 17th, 2014, 06:27 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 36
Local Time: 01:45 PM
Scotland
Serious Issues - DIY Addtional JCW Gauge Install

Hey,

So, trying to be a smart Ar... I decided to myself to install the JCW Addtional gauges / instruments myself rather than pay a dealer 150 to install.

Seemed simple enough, couple of wires to throw about, nothing to major, but by god it had turned into a living nightmare.

I need any help at all, i think the fault lies with the footwell control module, but any advice you can give will be really appreciated.

So, battery disconnected installed kit, Rewired plug behind steering wheel and wired the two cables to the correct pins on the footwell control module.

Put the Key in ignition. and wipers came on and wouldn't switch off, no power to gauges at all. Started car, and warning light up for DSC. Windows responding to switch, and on door opening, they go down, close door, they do not go back up!

Checked, checked and rechecked, all all functions working, lights etc, but same faults no matter what i do. All is in order, i decided to remove and go back to stock to see if it was the install causing the issues, but low and behold even with stock wiring, same issues - I have read a couple of other threads on NAM, and problems all point to FCM, but i have checked and checked again can find nothing wrong, and to top it all off i've snapped one of the crimps within the X1880 plug behind the steering wheel, it has not been a good day.

Any ideas?

It's not mission difficult Mr Hunt, It's Mission Impossible
Mission difficult should be a walk in the park for you....

Mission Impossible is trying to get your wife to understand that we really do need a Cooper S
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 17th, 2014, 07:36 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,889
Local Time: 01:45 PM
United Kingdom Male
I wouldnt be at all surprised if you dont have to reprogram the computer to tell it youve fitted the gauges, its suddenly seeing something it doesnt recognise and it thinks theres an electrical fault?
It might have to go to the dealers after all?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2014, 04:43 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 36
Local Time: 01:45 PM
Scotland
According to the documentation, it doesn't need coding.

I'll call dealers tommorow and see when i can get it fixed!

It's not mission difficult Mr Hunt, It's Mission Impossible
Mission difficult should be a walk in the park for you....

Mission Impossible is trying to get your wife to understand that we really do need a Cooper S
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Limp Mode - Help?
Today 12:32 PM
Last post by LukeyRRC
Today 12:32 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect"
Feb 14th, 2014 09:49 AM
by igooba
Last post by pipster11
Today 08:36 AM
6 Replies, 1,768 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by LA3195
Today 08:25 AM
8 Replies, 953 Views
Cancel Sat Nav instruction
Today 06:05 AM
Last post by k3fus
Today 08:18 AM
2 Replies, 111 Views
Clubman rear window shattered in heat
Yesterday 05:28 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:48 AM
1 Replies, 192 Views
294mm Disc upgrade on Cooper SD 63 plate
Yesterday 01:55 PM
Last post by elliot174
Today 07:34 AM
2 Replies, 262 Views
delete
Today 05:37 AM
by garrim
Last post by garrim
Today 05:37 AM
0 Replies, 127 Views
03 mini s need moter or internal parts
Today 01:25 AM
Last post by Tanabug2u
Today 01:25 AM
0 Replies, 152 Views
The wifes cooper (eventually)
Yesterday 11:40 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 12:04 AM
1 Replies, 169 Views
posting in ads
Yesterday 11:40 AM
Last post by cantfindthegenepool
Yesterday 11:22 PM
3 Replies, 229 Views
Cancel Sat Nav instruction??
Yesterday 08:43 PM
Last post by Buttons76
Yesterday 08:43 PM
0 Replies, 176 Views
Visual boot radio
Jul 27th, 2014 07:51 PM
by jamie w
Last post by jamie w
Yesterday 08:37 PM
3 Replies, 328 Views
Fuel Gauge Reading Empty When Tank Is Full ???
Oct 10th, 2003 11:45 PM
Last post by famguy
Yesterday 08:24 PM
9 Replies, 3,771 Views
2005 Mini One intermittent starting issue
Yesterday 07:27 PM
Last post by jimjimjeroo
Yesterday 07:27 PM
0 Replies, 184 Views
Mini one diesel juddering engine help please
Yesterday 04:36 PM
Last post by Markla78
Yesterday 04:36 PM
0 Replies, 207 Views
Corrosion of Window Regulators
Yesterday 12:18 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 02:23 PM
2 Replies, 208 Views
CARiD has launched a 10% Military discount
Yesterday 02:04 PM
by carid
Last post by carid
Yesterday 02:04 PM
0 Replies, 164 Views
automatic transmission fluid
Yesterday 12:03 PM
Last post by cantfindthegenepool
Yesterday 12:03 PM
0 Replies, 228 Views
Mini loses power and leaves me on the motorway
Jul 27th, 2014 08:49 AM
Last post by misstic79
Yesterday 11:59 AM
2 Replies, 340 Views
De-crudding my paintwork
Jul 12th, 2014 01:35 PM
Last post by LA3195
Yesterday 10:10 AM
10 Replies, 716 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2