Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - **Z4** DIY Guides (Post links here)
View Single Post
Old 03-14-2009, 06:03 PM
P2ayc P2ayc is offline
Location: Londonderry, N.H.
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 113
Mein Auto: 2003 Z4
switched power z4

Finally got my extra power outlets in today. I have one for xm & another to charge my phone. I hate having wires out the cigg lighter.

What I did is remove the ashtray, remove the screw under it. Then lift the unit up & back the whole thing comes out in one unit.

There are three connectors attached to this, you want the largest (brown) one.

Peel back the wire covering & locate the purple & white wire. This is hot when the switch is on. Use the ground from the cigg lighter.

I fished the wires into the glove (something,on this car that is basically useless) I have the xm & extra outlet there.

I only listen to one station on xm so I don't need to see it or have it within reach. If you do then bring the wires out at a different location as fits your needs.
Reply With Quote