So first off, let me say that it was an ABSOLUTE success. Well, sorta anyway.
Basically, my M35 is an 2006 Base with the only option being Navigation, and nothing else. I took the liberty in adding a back up camera, the 2ch BOSE, AFS, Heated/Ventilated front seats and Pre-Crash seatbelts.
I will say the BOSE sounds much better than that basic system. But still lacked low end, which I already had a set of 12" in the trunk. Overall, I am pleased with the system.
NOW, I did get the camera control module to work, however, in reverse, all I get is a black screen with "look back before reversing," or something to that effect. I traced everything down and I'm not understanding what the issue could be.
Also, for the time being, my heated and ventilated seats aren't working, and I know why. The main harness coming from the engine room needs to be replaced with the harness that includes those features. NOW. My question is, has anyone EVER worked on anything behind the engine, between what I assume is the first partition of the firewall, and the actual firewall itself? Its EXTREMELY tight back there, and I cannot for the life of me get that harness to come out. I don't want to cut it, but I mean............... Any input there would be appreciated.
Other than those two issues, everything else was flawless and easy (I did forget to plug the fuel level unit back in, and scared me s*** with the gas and SES lights on as well as a "empty" tank). It was just time consuming as hell! Definitely something I'd only do just this once, unless I had to do it again lol. It was somewhat of a direct swap as far as the harnesses are concerned, but being that I went from 06' styled harnesses to an 07, there were 2-3 modules that I had to bring over with the new harness. Save for the additional modules that provided the features I wanted.
Also for anyone looking to do this as well, note that when adding the pre-crash seatbelts, you have to replace the front seatbelts themselves as well as add the brake stroke sensor on the pedal. Unfortunately, my seatbelt light is flashing right now due to that lack of the sensor, due to me not being able to pull the harness that includes that connector.
I am not good at write-ups and how-to's, so if anyone has a question regarding anything, feel free to ask. And I'll do my best to assist! I have pictures, but I uhm... I tried to upload them and they said the files were too large lol. What do I do?