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How to: Retrofit Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) on MK4 Mondeo (pre FL)

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#1 tommyfer

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

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Hello All
 
Firstly i am Danish, so my english will not be perfect. 
 
I have retrofitted original ACC on my 2008 2.0 TDCi Mondeo Titanium. I was not able to find any english guides, but i managed to find some Polish and Czech guides. Google translate helped me a lot. And a very big thanks to the user MM32 from the polish forum at www.fordclubpolska.pl. MM32 helped me a lot when i had programming issues. 
 
First a little discaimer: I am not responsible for what ever happens to you, your car, cats, children or gold fish. In short follow this guide at your own risk. 
 
I only have data for the pre-facelift (MK4), information can quite easy be found for the facelifted version.
 
The Czech forum guide is located here: http://www.ford-focu...f1ef6ff073d931c But you need to register, and of course google translate is a must. There is information there about the facelifted version and wirering, if your car dont have the wiring loom installed already.

 

You don't need to be a car engineer to follow this guide (I am only a marine engineer ;) ) But some basic car skills may be required. All direction (right, left, back forward) is told as sitting behind the steering wheel.
 
Prerequisites for this guide:

  • Mondeo MK4 (not MK4.5)
  • Wiring loom present (more about that next)
  • ABS/ESP capable of assisted hill start 
  • Convers+ (maybe the large red LED info will do also)
  • Modified ELM327 cable that works at high speeds

Wiring loom
 
How to check if wiring loom is present:

  • Radar
    • Remove the plastic cover over the radiator
    • On the right side of the console holding the bonnet latch, the radar plug should be connected to a plastic dummy socket. The radar plug has 5 wires
  • Control module
    • Remove the glovebox
    • Look in the upper left part in front, over where the glovebox normally is mounted.
    • A lager yellow socket should be located there. 

I have read about cars with both plugs, about cars with the plug for the radar, but not the control module. I have also read that MK4 titaniums always have both plugs. But nothing I would rate as solid information.

 

Radar plug:

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Plug for control module (Orange circle)

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Components needed
 
If you got the wiring loom, then just start to scan ebay og breakers for parts:

  • Radar: 7G9N-9G853-BA or 7G9N-9G853-BB (remember to buy a unit with the mounting bracket)
  • Controlmodule: 6G9N-14B588-BB or 6G9N-14B588-BC or 6G9N-14B588-BD or 6G9N-14B588-BE or AG9N-14B588-BA.
  • Buttons: 6M2T-14K147-EC or 6M2T-14K147-ED or 6M2T-14K147-ef or 6M2T-14K147-EG or 6M2T-14K147-EH.
  • Maybe a new radiator grill with a cover for the radar. (Right now I have not fitted that, no troubles yet.)

The radiator grill for ACC has a solid piece of plastic in front of the radar, to prevent dirt from smudging the radar. I have only driven 150 km with my radar, no smudging yet. 

 

Buttons for ACC

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Installation of radar

 

This is a piece of cake. Unmount the plastic cover (the plastic devils pin holding it in place might break, but they are cheap at Ford.) Unmount the cable from the dummy slot, cut the ziptie if present, so it can move to the right side of the radar. 

Now slide the radar down, the 3 6mm pins of the bracket has matching holes in the plastic for mounting. I had to remove a little piece plastic bend of scoop for the airfilter intake. 

When in place, screw tight with 3pc. 6mm nuts and washers. The lower right i quite hard to reach. But a 1/4" long socket and spanner will do the trick

Plug in the cable. and done.

 

Radar:

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Radar mounted:

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Installation of control module

 

Again, a walk in the park :) Remove the glovebox (Again), plug in the control module, and ziptie in the somewhere. Done !

 

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Installation of buttons

 

Remove the airbag. (disconnect the battery, check you have the radio code) wait 20 minutes.

This is quite a tricky spot. First unclip the plastic shells covering the steering column. Move the steering column all the way back towards youself. Turn the stering wheel 90 degrees to the right. From the front, you can now find a hole where a rigid clip is retaining the airbag is in the deep. The trouble is to see what you are doing. I used my phones selfie camera, so i could se what i was doing. Stick in a flat screw driver  (ca. 8mm head) and twist the clip, and the airbag is released. It takes some tinkering, but it is possible. 

Then back to straight with the steering wheel and repeat the procedure. Then 90 degrees to the left and repeat again. 

Now you airbag is loose, i fastened the airbag to the steering wheel with a ziptie, and did not unmount the 2 wires.

 

The buttons are held in place by 3 screw. Torx20 head. One screw is under the airbag, two from the back. Notice that a bit screwdriver is too big to get in the hole for the two screws. You need a dedicated T20 screwdriver. Unplug and remove old buttons. 

 

Mount the new buttons, and mount the airbag, by simply pressing it back in place. Easy as that. Remount plastic cover. Connect battery, and push radio code. Done.

 

This video helped me a bit

 

 

Reprogramming the BCM (Body control module) and IPC (Instrument panel cluster)

 

First have a good modified ELM327 cable. Elmconfig V.0.2.10

 

Connect and read the central configuration fra the BCM. SAVE IT! 

 

Now you have 2 edit 3 posts:

Page 2: With cruise control to With adaptive cruise control

Page 4: Without forward collision warning to With forward collision warning

Page 4: Without CMbB system to Collision mitigation by braking

 

Write central configuration to BCM, then to IPC (do not worry about warnings and noises :) ) Then clear all DTCs ( I use forscan)

 

Page 2:

ELM_str2.jpg

 

Page 4:

ELM_str4.jpg

 

Cross your fingers and start your car 

 

Now a collision warning lamp should appear. Mine was blinking and a text said " ACC aligning" (I have the Convers+ Mod installed, so I am not aware of the original versions design of warnings and so on.) 

 

Go for a drive, find som cars to follow. I drove around 8-10 miles, then the system was ready. Some have reported up to 30 miles driving before it was calibrated. 

 

I really hope that this guide is good enough to inspire somebody to do this installation, cruising A roads and motorway is really comfortable with ACC. The forward collision warning is also nice. 

 

Regards Tommy Fer


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#2 ribas1972

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:46 PM

Great mod. Probably will fit on Smax.


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#3 apollogary

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:43 AM

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Great guide. My only comment is you don't have to cable tie the module. The mounting is there for it next to Bluetooth module. Just need 2 screws to hold in place


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Facelift convers+. Rear door roller blinds. Rear footwell lights. Rear Ambient lighting. USB, bluetooth & BT streaming. Memory drivers seat and mirrors. Auto folding mirrors with indicators. Door warning lights front and rear. Variable heated rear seats. PTC electric heater. Facelift front and rear bumpers and bonnet with DRLs and  headlight washers. Facelift tailgate and rear LED lights. 
Keyless Entry. Power child locks, Cooled glove box, Air Quality Sensor, Facelift MCA2 with 9 speakers, DAB and Ford rear view camera. Facelift upper and centre console trims and upper door panel trims in walnut.
Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert & Hill Launch Assist. Xenon Lights. Interactive Vehicle Dynamic Control. Electric Park Brake, Rear Seat Entertainment, 13 pin Detachable Tow Bar and Module 

 

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#4 mmmk42009

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

Cracking guide tommyfer - I've bought a radar last Friday (the final piece that I need)... Then to fit it all... I'm sure I'll be calling on your expertise tommy and Gary!
You haven't mentioned about the abs pump though... Did you have to change yours in order for autobrake function to work?
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

You might be very lucky and already have HLA, hill launch assist, so you'll have the required pump already. If you don't you will have to change ABS pump/module and ESP/yaw sensor module.

 

You want an ABS pump starting 7G, 8G or 9G (no later for preface) and ending in FA or FB.

For instance 9G91-2C404-FA

 

And an ESP/yaw sensor ending in EG. For instance. 6G91-3C187-EG. Your basic one and most on ebay end in AG.

 

You'll then have to get both modules programmed/configured with IDS. Cant be done with elm config as immobiliser is linked to ABS module. Hill launch can only be turned on in IDS also


2008 2.0 TDCI Ghia Auto in Kelp
18" alloys, full biscuit leather,8 way electric climate seats, sunroof, NX nav, voice, keyless start, F & R PDC, TPMS, privacy glass
Mods.
Facelift convers+. Rear door roller blinds. Rear footwell lights. Rear Ambient lighting. USB, bluetooth & BT streaming. Memory drivers seat and mirrors. Auto folding mirrors with indicators. Door warning lights front and rear. Variable heated rear seats. PTC electric heater. Facelift front and rear bumpers and bonnet with DRLs and  headlight washers. Facelift tailgate and rear LED lights. 
Keyless Entry. Power child locks, Cooled glove box, Air Quality Sensor, Facelift MCA2 with 9 speakers, DAB and Ford rear view camera. Facelift upper and centre console trims and upper door panel trims in walnut.
Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert & Hill Launch Assist. Xenon Lights. Interactive Vehicle Dynamic Control. Electric Park Brake, Rear Seat Entertainment, 13 pin Detachable Tow Bar and Module 

 

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#6 mmmk42009

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

Thanks Gary. Would I be that lucky, yet not have the HLA option in convers - isn't that where you set it for 'auto' and 'manual' mode?
In either case, I have the correct esp/yaw sensor, and the correct abs pump, so its just a case of having those fitted and hla enabled.
Is there a 'best' order - I don't want to have the garage fit the abs pump, me fit the yaw sensor, back to type garage to have HLA enabled, then fit the radar and module, then new buttons and back to the garage for anything... I don't mind if I scupper standard cc for a few weeks, over which time I can get the buttons, radar, module and yaw sensor fitted... All doing nothing. Then the garage for the abs pump and IDS programming... Then, I can enabled the options tommy has said, in elmconfig - and then, it should all be good... Or can it not be fitted bit by bit - would that break other stuff? Sorry... Jumping on someone else's thread!

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:31 PM

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I think I fitted all the bits first and left the pump and module and programming till last. And like you say, as soon as you fit the different steering wheel switch, you'll lose normal cruise control


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18" alloys, full biscuit leather,8 way electric climate seats, sunroof, NX nav, voice, keyless start, F & R PDC, TPMS, privacy glass
Mods.
Facelift convers+. Rear door roller blinds. Rear footwell lights. Rear Ambient lighting. USB, bluetooth & BT streaming. Memory drivers seat and mirrors. Auto folding mirrors with indicators. Door warning lights front and rear. Variable heated rear seats. PTC electric heater. Facelift front and rear bumpers and bonnet with DRLs and  headlight washers. Facelift tailgate and rear LED lights. 
Keyless Entry. Power child locks, Cooled glove box, Air Quality Sensor, Facelift MCA2 with 9 speakers, DAB and Ford rear view camera. Facelift upper and centre console trims and upper door panel trims in walnut.
Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert & Hill Launch Assist. Xenon Lights. Interactive Vehicle Dynamic Control. Electric Park Brake, Rear Seat Entertainment, 13 pin Detachable Tow Bar and Module 

 

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#8 mrk26

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:54 PM

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I started from ABS pump and Yaw sensor, few months later I added radar module and steering wheel with buttons, I programed all by myself in my car 😉
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<p>Few upgrades: Facelift convers+ with custom FW, HLA, ACC with Forward Collision Alert, BT/VC with USB, Auto lock, FW updates, Auto lights + wipers, sat nav Blaupunkt FX, Genuine PDC front and rear to get visualisation on Convers + :D

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:31 PM

Great How To. Only one question, what has the ABS/ESP pump to do with it? Because of the breaking?
And how can i see/test that i have one.

I do have both plugs. (Titanium S edition)


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

The abs pump has to have the auto brake function - I'm guessing that's so when the radar picks up a vehicle in front, it passes a,signal to the module, which tells the car (abs pump) to brake/slow down... I assume.
The esp/yaw sensor I think has a level sensor in it - I don't know why this is necessary for acc, but it is...
I've no idea where the abs pump is - I've had a quick look, but I can't find the bugger... Yaw sensor is under the drivers seat. I could be arsed finding the part number of either that I've got fitted, and just bought replacements. If I don't need what I've bought, I'll stick them back on eBay!!





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