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
How to check if wiring loom is present:
- 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.
Plug for control module (Orange circle)
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
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.
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 !
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)
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