BMW E60 install and I-Bus retrofit....tricky
Hi all, I am installing a carputer in my E60 and will post pics soon. I have a challenge in front of me and need some help.
I cannot use the E60s MOST bus to control my carputer, as to the best of my knowledge there is no equivelant to Rolfs IBus adapter for the Most bus so what ive done so far is changed my steering wheel to an E46 M3 wheel with paddle shift etc. I can now use the buttons with my IBus adapter to control Roadrunner ( in theory) What I need help with is setting up an independant IBus network in my car, what parts do I need from an E46 to relay messages from my wheel to the Ibus adapter? I've tried connecting the wheel directly to the IBus adapter and powering it but the IBus software doesent detect any button presses so perhaps I need an E46 BCM to relay the IBus traffic? Or does anybody on here know how I would build a small circuit to do this task for me?
Retrofitting IBus to a car that doesnt have it to control a carputer might be beneficial to a lot of people on here so any help would be great.