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In this video I demonstrate the preparation for continuing the installation of the antenna wiring for the left hand front and rear footwells from connector (X322). I have removed the TCU, NAV, DVD, SVS, VID and other parts to show clear access to the cable ducting. I also demonstrate how easily the facelift tail light replaces the pre-facelift tail light.






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Old 07-10-2012, 07:54 PM
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Demonstration of how easily the facelift tail light replaces the pre-facelift tail light.


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Old 07-10-2012, 08:06 PM
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:58 PM
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In this video I demonstrate the completion of the wiring in the Connection Block (X322) in the rear left quarter and where it mounts. I also show how the cable for the two antennas for the front left and rear left footwell runs to the cabin.








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Old 07-10-2012, 10:36 PM
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I have inserted this information in the very first post of this thread also........

To clearly understand 'Comfort Access'....it is only an extended antenna system that runs off the CAS. The CAS still controls the DME to start the car and allows access to the car. The 'CAS' utilises this extended antenna system to 'detect' that a valid key is present. Without Comfort Access, you have to push a button to make your key transmit it that it has 'arrived' which validates to the CAS and thus unlocks the car at the same time and allows you to start the car when you insert the key in the CAS. The CAS has an internal 'close proximity' antenna that reads the key when it is inserted in the CAS. There are no physical contacts made to the key when inserted into the CAS.


With Comfort Access, the key is constantly transmitting, and when you are within a metre of the car, the CAS external antenna system (the Comfort Access System) detects the presence of a valid key and 'wakes the system up' without you having to push a button. At this point the car does not unlock but goes into 'ready mode' to receive an input from a door handle or trunk lid to allow access and unlock the car. Once you are in the car, you do not need to put the key into the CAS because the internal antenna of the CAS is rendered useless by the fact that there are five other internal antennas detecting the key inside the car. The CAS knows this and so it will allow the car to start. There are NO physical contacts in the CAS when you insert the key. The key is not charged by inserting it into the CAS. If it goes flat, you have to replace the CR2320 battery under the flap of the key.

So, it is just an extended antenna system off the CAS.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:47 AM
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In this video I show the wiring coming through from the trunk to the left hand side 'C' pillar and down to the left rear footwell. I have also shown the location of where the footwell antennas mount in the front (I01035) and rear (I01037) footwells. Once I have placed and connected the antennas in the left hand front (X13448) and rear (X13450) footwells, that will complete all work for the CA on the left hand side of the car.






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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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With Comfort Access, the key is constantly transmitting

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:31 PM
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I have inserted this information in the very first post of this thread also........

To clearly understand 'Comfort Access'....it is only an extended antenna system that runs off the CAS. The CAS still controls the DME to start the car and allows access to the car. The 'CAS' utilises this extended antenna system to 'detect' that a valid key is present. Without Comfort Access, you have to push a button to make your key transmit it that it has 'arrived' which validates to the CAS and thus unlocks the car at the same time and allows you to start the car when you insert the key in the CAS. The CAS has an internal 'close proximity' antenna that reads the key when it is inserted in the CAS. There are no physical contacts made to the key when inserted into the CAS.


With Comfort Access, the key is constantly transmitting, and when you are within a metre of the car, the CAS external antenna system (the Comfort Access System) detects the presence of a valid key and 'wakes the system up' without you having to push a button. At this point the car does not unlock but goes into 'ready mode' to receive an input from a door handle or trunk lid to allow access and unlock the car. Once you are in the car, you do not need to put the key into the CAS because the internal antenna of the CAS is rendered useless by the fact that there are five other internal antennas detecting the key inside the car. The CAS knows this and so it will allow the car to start. There are NO physical contacts in the CAS when you insert the key. The key is not charged by inserting it into the CAS. If it goes flat, you have to replace the CR2320 battery under the flap of the key.

So, it is just an extended antenna system off the CAS.
That is exactly what I was going to say.
Newer models now have a separated system. All models that I am aware of have keyless start standard. CA now refers to entry only and I think it is priced at $500 rather than the previous $1000.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:32 PM
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In this video I show the rear left hand quarter all re-assembled showing all the modules. The DVD Stacker, DVD-NAV, Headphone Control Module, SVS Module, Rear Left Seat Control Module, VID, L7 and Bluetooth TCU. I also show the wiring wrapped and prepared to go down the right hand side of the car for the Comfort Access antennas in the front and rear right footwells.




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Old 07-11-2012, 07:36 PM
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......drives like a madman! You are spot on. I am glad to see at least one person understands what I am doing here! Make that two people, PAPER is fully on track with this too.

Everytime I see you now I think of a mad man. Have you got long hair and a long whispery beard and moustache too?........

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Hey Rookie, look at the Vid I just posted here. It shows everything in my rear left quarter. DVD Stacker, DVD-NAV, Headphone Module, VID (TV), SVS, TCU, L7 and rear seat control module. I'll go to Skype now and we'll talk ok.......

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In this video I show how I have lifted the rear parcel shelf and mounted the parcel shelf internal antenna (I01039) and connection (X19452). I also show the completed wiring to the trunk for the trunk antenna (I01040) and connection to (X13453) and also show the wiring coming through from the trunk into the car cabin. I also show the single wire that runs up to the connector (X424) on the Antenna Amplifier (N8) and the remaining wires that need to go to the right front (I01036) and rear (I01038) footwells and the single PA bus wire.












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Old 07-12-2012, 04:13 AM
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In this video I demonstrate the rear parcel shelf re-assembled and the trunk antenna (I01040) mounted. Both the rear parcel shelf antenna (I01039) to connector (X19452) and the trunk antenna (I01040) to connector (X13453) have been completed to the system.






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Thanks Rookie, I've got you covered too, you should have it Tuesday or Wednesday.
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In this video I demonstrate how I have removed the antenna amplifier in the rear right hand 'C' pillar. This is where the connector (X424) on the Antenna Amplifier (N8) is to enable me to connect the Blue/Yellow antenna wire from the Passive Go module. The (X424) connector has pins 1, 2, 3, and 5 already populated. The wire from the Passive Go modules goes into pin 4.




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In this video I demonstrate the pre-fitted floor mouldings that exist under the carpet for Comfort Access antenna (I01037) in the rear left footwell (same for rear right footwell). Even though my car did not come standard with Comfort Access, all the necessary connection points and provisions are standard in the car. Comfort Access was an option on the E65 E66 since their introduction in 2002.




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