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As the sensor sits behind the grille - it may be that they just didn't want to make a different lower grille.

From what I understand the sensor should operate just fine behind carbon fibre.

I don't know much about the R-S... I might do a little research.

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Grille is no problem for mine. Just don't know whether the CCF (or whatever the correct acronym is) can be adapted.
I shall have a dig behind the grille on mine to see if there's any wiring.

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Not sure if this is clear enough. The grille doesn’t look much different dimensionally than the R or any other car.





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I am sure the grille can always be modified to be adapt the ACC radar cover. Perhaps source a second hand grille with the Radar cover, cut it off and then make it adapt to the 'RS' grille.

Any place that specialise in body kits etc could do the modification easily using fibre glass etc?

Will make your 'RS' stand out from rest :)

Pretty sure you have the harness aswell for the ACC
 
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trying to find a acc radar unit for a x260 is like hens teeth :(
 

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trying to find a acc radar unit for a x260 is like hens teeth :(
The first module I looked at on eBay (BW83-9G768-AA) is listed as being for an XF - but as the part number isn't recognised in SDD. I assumed it must be for the X260.

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The first module I looked at on eBay (BW83-9G768-AA) is listed as being for an XF - but as the part number isn't recognised in SDD. I assumed it must be for the X260.

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Thanks, never thought of looking for Range Rover etc, confuses me why it wouldn't be recognised in SDD though, I though SDD covers all XF's up to 2017/18 where it changed to pathfinder?
 

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Thanks, never thought of looking for Range Rover etc, confuses me why it wouldn't be recognised in SDD though, I though SDD covers all XF's up to 2017/18 where it changed to pathfinder?
I'm not sure where that module came from... however the part isn't recognised in SDD - and the software loaded onto it isn't in the VBF library on SDD.

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seems when searching for X260 ACC radar unit it doesn't bring up much but searching for adaptive cruise control radar unit brings quite a collection, all with different manufactures bosch delphi and part numbers! I guess I'd need to find the proper part number for my car first!
 
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Not sure if this is clear enough. The grille doesn’t look much different dimensionally than the R or any other car.





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I don't see why the radar wouldn't work through that... mine is working without issue through the 3mm perspex and the original thick plastic grille.

I've looked at the as-built data for a 2013 XFR-S (I found a suitable VIN number online). It shares the same junction boxes and ABS module as an XF built with ACC.
I looked at this as I understand classic XF models needed a different ABS module if ACC was fitted.

The only difference I can see at a glance is the Restraints Control Module being different - but that is to be expected as models built with ACC from factory do come with a different Restraints Control Module.

I'm assuming there's nothing usual in front of your condensor to prevent the fitting of the ACC radar/bracket?

It looks promising...

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Having used adaptive cruise control on other cars - I always wished I had it on my 2012 XF.
I looked for an XF with ACC - but they're so few and far between, the change never happened.

Following various threads on here and elsewhere online I pieced together a plan to retrofit it.

I bought the radar bracket new after becoming impatient with eBay.
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Unlike other XF's - there wasn't a single inch of the radar wiring present on my car (it seems to be the case with every retrofit of mine).

With the wiring diagram, lots of wire and a bit of creativity - I started putting together my own waterproof looms for the radar.
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The radar was fitted, then the angle adjusted on the new bracket.
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After a quick check that the radar had been recognised on the HS-CAN network - the bumper went back on.
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To protect the radar from stone chips - I fastened a piece of black perspex behind the grille under the number plate. I'll replace it with the official Jaguar ACC grille when I get hold of one.

After that - the CCF editing took place to configure the car for ACC - figuring out which of the many fields needed editing was a bit of a mission, but fortunately the radar didn't need reflashing as it came from a similar age XF.

Once the configuration was complete, the radar needed calibrating - which took about 10 minutes of driving down the A14.
The calibration data kept being wiped every time the car shut down - this turned out to be my misinterpretation of the wiring diagram... a couple of wires swapped - and the calibration data was permanently stored.

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I haven't yet fitted the steering wheel switch which allows you to alter the 'follow' distance - or the switch for forward alert. The default distance suits me just fine.

Should my work/travel routine ever return to normal - I'll find long journeys much more fun!
Brilliant job well done sir.
 

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The first module I looked at on eBay (BW83-9G768-AA) is listed as being for an XF - but as the part number isn't recognised in SDD. I assumed it must be for the X260.

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Wasn’t a LR part? Like you have to select which car you’re dealing with in sdd?
 

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On the facelift XFR with ACC the number plate sits slightly higher and there’s a flat panel in the middle of the grill ACC is one of the main reasons I bought this particular XFR as it’s a very rare option.

Going to see if I can enable queue assist now.

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Good luck. I did move my number plate out of the way also... just in case.

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I have used Land Rover parts before (amplifier etc) - and whilst they may need the firmware changing to work with the XF, SDD did know what the part was to begin with.

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Having used adaptive cruise control on other cars - I always wished I had it on my 2012 XF.
I looked for an XF with ACC - but they're so few and far between, the change never happened.

Following various threads on here and elsewhere online I pieced together a plan to retrofit it.

I bought the radar bracket new after becoming impatient with eBay.
View attachment 181265

Unlike other XF's - there wasn't a single inch of the radar wiring present on my car (it seems to be the case with every retrofit of mine).

With the wiring diagram, lots of wire and a bit of creativity - I started putting together my own waterproof looms for the radar.
View attachment 181267

The radar was fitted, then the angle adjusted on the new bracket.
View attachment 181269

View attachment 181266

After a quick check that the radar had been recognised on the HS-CAN network - the bumper went back on.
View attachment 181268
To protect the radar from stone chips - I fastened a piece of black perspex behind the grille under the number plate. I'll replace it with the official Jaguar ACC grille when I get hold of one.

After that - the CCF editing took place to configure the car for ACC - figuring out which of the many fields needed editing was a bit of a mission, but fortunately the radar didn't need reflashing as it came from a similar age XF.

Once the configuration was complete, the radar needed calibrating - which took about 10 minutes of driving down the A14.
The calibration data kept being wiped every time the car shut down - this turned out to be my misinterpretation of the wiring diagram... a couple of wires swapped - and the calibration data was permanently stored.

View attachment 181271

I haven't yet fitted the steering wheel switch which allows you to alter the 'follow' distance - or the switch for forward alert. The default distance suits me just fine.

Should my work/travel routine ever return to normal - I'll find long journeys much more fun!
Great work. I was thinking of doing this retrofit on my Jag. How much was the bracket for the radar at the delalership? The manual mentions an Adaptive speed control module needed besides the radar, did you have to install that aswell or just the radar wiring and programming?
 

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Great work. I was thinking of doing this retrofit on my Jag. How much was the bracket for the radar at the delalership? The manual mentions an Adaptive speed control module needed besides the radar, did you have to install that aswell or just the radar wiring and programming?
Thanks.
It was £87... slightly offensive for a piece of metal, but I didn't want to make my own and keep having to take the bumper off to make adjustments if it wasn't quite right.

For the facelift XF (2012-15) no additional module is needed, I understand it to be different for earlier models.

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Try buying the earlier bracket, much more offensive pricing 😅

There is indeed an additional module on the earlier models
 

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Try buying the earlier bracket, much more offensive pricing

There is indeed an additional module on the earlier models
Go on, how much was it?

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