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    Customized Member 81dmc's Avatar
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    Bosch iBooster Retrofit

    Seeing as the ibooster is capable of standalone operation, I'm deciding to retrofit my car for the hell of it.

    I was able to buy one from a Tesla for about $80 on ebay, so I could not resist...


    So I went ahead and drilled new holes into the brake booster mounting bracket and did a test fit.


    Very tight, but it fits perfectly.

    More to come, but first I need to find the connectors...
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    Nice work! Keep us posted!
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    Modifications done to my car can be seen in this video: https://youtu.be/ncMjW2pI2e4

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    This is so cool, love seeing stuff retrofitted like this to modernize the car.

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    That's a neat set up.

    Curious how different that will feel.

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    After doing a bit of thinking, I came to the conclusion that some other EVs equipped with adaptive cruise must use an ibooster. Sure enough, after looking on TechAuthority, I found that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV uses an ibooster. So now I have the pin outs and part numbers for the connectors.

    For the ecu connector...


    For the pedal sensor connector...


    The pedal sensor connector and its pins are easily found on Mouser, as it is manufactured by TE Connectivity. The large ecu connector, however, is a Bosch part which is very difficult to find. However, after looking deeper, I was able to purchase the pins from Nexus Electronics and the housing from Aliexpress in China.

    More to come once I get everything together.
    Rodolfo
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    A Little Progress...

    Just cut the bubble flares off my lines and reflared them to inverted double flares. I'm using an m10 1.00 on the line. And since the Tesla master uses m12 1.00, I ordered two adapters from ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    The pedal sensor connector and its pins are easily found on Mouser, as it is manufactured by TE Connectivity. The large ecu connector, however, is a Bosch part which is very difficult to find. However, after looking deeper, I was able to purchase the pins from Nexus Electronics and the housing from Aliexpress in China.
    More to come once I get everything together.
    Wow, great job, impressive. Thanks for sharing. Now I want this in my Volvo Amazon too. Hope you can help me out by sharing some more details.
    What is the part number of the big ECU connector or perhaps even, do you have the links for purchasing the housing and crimp pins?
    Thanks in advance.

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