Wow, well done. Great to see the project getting close to those final yards! What's the timeline for disassembly and paint?
Thanks a bunch. I think it will be 9-12 months before disassembly and paint. I have more to do on the EV side that involves a good amount of road testing. Every time I add something we're welding to the car again, so I'm pretty settled to just keep her like this for that long. I wanted to paint before all the assembly I've done and it took a lot of convincing to keep me from doing it, but I'm really glad I waited now with all the continued modifications and welding we keep doing. We weld, touch up primer, repeat!
So I just pretend the primer is actually an expensive option: "Ice Green Finish" and it makes me feel better.
I feel your pain, Paul. When I installed my e92 seats I ran into the same issue of course. After doing some research I found that there may be a simple solution:I've been working on the car doing all sorts of detail items lately.
For example, the E93 seats I put in require a CAN bus network to function. They operate when first given power but once you stop adjusting them they turn themselves off after 5 seconds if no CAN bus is present. I finally found the CAN codes to give them to tell them that the car is running, etc. I put a tiny little Arduino computer under the seat that sends these commands every second, and my seats now stay alive. Next step is finding the Seat Heat CAN commands (which is harder than you think, but I may have finally found it) and Seat Memory commands. I'll build a little housing for this, but for now it's working.
I feel your pain, Paul. When I installed my e92 seats I ran into the same issue of course. After doing some research I found that there may be a simple solution:
" If you want the controls to work always, you will need to supply a 5v or TTL signal the the data bus input wires for rx. This will keep it alive."