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Old 12-09-2017   #1
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Option Packs post-purchase

Is it possible to get any of the option packs fitted after you've purchased the car? I'd like the Dynamic Safety Pack for instance.

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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

Occasional options are possible to add easily enough after you have bought the car. I very much doubt that you will be able to add the safety pack, or if a dealer is willing to do it, it'll be at substantial cost.
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

I could see a retrospective fit as being an issue. I have the pack fitted on mine and i didn't realise till i had the car a day.

I'm not sure what tech goes into the front collison warning, I think it's a radar plus camera near the front bumper. They probably use this and maybe other stuff (is there a sensor just above the rear view mirror?) for the lane departure warning.

The rear camera might be a pain to install, all depends on the wiring.

Then there are radar sensors on the outer edges of the rear bumper for the blind spot monitoring, if a car's to the side of you and you indicate to move into that lane a beep occurs, handy, saved me once already. One thing that maybe isn't apparent is these sensors are used for when your reversing say in a car park and a car drives across you, again it beeps, very handy. Then you'd have to change the wing mirrors as the blind spot monitoring ones have a little amber led dot in them which lights up when a car overtakes you.

Imo, its more hard work than it's worth.

Just skimming through the packs I'd expect the NAV and Visibility pack to be the easiest ones to retrofit.

And one last thing, I have cruise control, has anyone with a dynamic safety pack upgraded after purchase to adaptive cruise control? I notice in pre 2017 models the dynamic safety apck was 950 and didnt include this, but now it's 1,000 and does include this, as such I'd expect it would be a straightforward addition......perhaps?
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

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I could see a retrospective fit as being an issue. I have the pack fitted on mine and i didn't realise till i had the car a day.

I'm not sure what tech goes into the front collison warning, I think it's a radar plus camera near the front bumper. They probably use this and maybe other stuff (is there a sensor just above the rear view mirror?) for the lane departure warning.

The rear camera might be a pain to install, all depends on the wiring.

Then there are radar sensors on the outer edges of the rear bumper for the blind spot monitoring, if a car's to the side of you and you indicate to move into that lane a beep occurs, handy, saved me once already. One thing that maybe isn't apparent is these sensors are used for when your reversing say in a car park and a car drives across you, again it beeps, very handy. Then you'd have to change the wing mirrors as the blind spot monitoring ones have a little amber led dot in them which lights up when a car overtakes you.

Imo, its more hard work than it's worth.

Just skimming through the packs I'd expect the NAV and Visibility pack to be the easiest ones to retrofit.

And one last thing, I have cruise control, has anyone with a dynamic safety pack upgraded after purchase to adaptive cruise control? I notice in pre 2017 models the dynamic safety apck was 950 and didnt include this, but now it's 1,000 and does include this, as such I'd expect it would be a straightforward addition......perhaps?
Hm, my 66 plate with the Dynamic Safety Pack does have ACC. It'll mean a new steering wheel though, as the controls are on the right side under the usual cruise control ones.
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

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Hm, my 66 plate with the Dynamic Safety Pack does have ACC. It'll mean a new steering wheel though, as the controls are on the right side under the usual cruise control ones.
I have the cruise buttons then 3 underneath. One of them is the speed limiter and the other 2 are blanks. Is the ACC button in one of my blanks?
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

That's the one. I've got the full three buttons there, both of which are the ACC controls.
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

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That's the one. I've got the full three buttons there, both of which are the ACC controls.
Thanks, thought so. Mine's a 66 plate too (Dec 2016) but a model from earlier that year, maybe even late 2015, and it's not on.

I'll ask my local fiat dealer what they can do, will specifically mention the change in the pack cost went from 950 to 1,000 when ACC was added.... no doubt however they'll quote me something far higher.

I'm sure the tech will be all there from what is needed for the anti front collison thingy.

BTW, is ACC over normal cruise control any good? what would you say it's worth extra?
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

Retro fit of factory fit option packs isn't available at all. Numerous sensors, connectors and control units, plus certification issues with safety related items. There are some elements you can get aftermarket items for.
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Re: Option Packs post-purchase

Wouldn't bother.. seems loads of aggro and cost even if it could be done. Simple answer.. buy car with options fitted.
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