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Old 09-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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Did the tuner-mod the other day...

Had sum rare free time...so I did the Tuner Mod based on the instructions found here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=245819
You only use "C" "D" and "E" ..."E" is a ground, so U can use any spot in the car to ground it. Im not 100% certain why the OP had 5 wires listed.

Works as advertised







Next up is the L7. The Tuner mod can be done by a first timer...Please dont try it with the L7. There are people out there who specialize in repairing them at a good price.

Anywayz, The sub channels are out. I took a peek inside and would not suggest the repair if you havent done work in this field. Im not sure if this is outside of my soldering skills...we shall see.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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which cable a good one to use?

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimit...8423937&sr=1-2

or

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimit...8423937&sr=1-7
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Both are rubbish I hope you didn't buy either? (Old thread I know...)
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Had sum rare free time...so I did the Tuner Mod based on the instructions found here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=245819
You only use "C" "D" and "E" ..."E" is a ground, so U can use any spot in the car to ground it. Im not 100% certain why the OP had 5 wires listed.

Works as advertised







Next up is the L7. The Tuner mod can be done by a first timer...Please dont try it with the L7. There are people out there who specialize in repairing them at a good price.

Anywayz, The sub channels are out. I took a peek inside and would not suggest the repair if you havent done work in this field. Im not sure if this is outside of my soldering skills...we shall see.

Great job , good for you . Now you get to
Enjoy your music off your phone or whatever
Other device you decide to use .


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Old 09-23-2012, 12:15 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimit...8423937&sr=1-2

cut one end off to solder the wires within.



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Great job , good for you . Now you get to
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:39 PM
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hey got mine back from the solder guy, i hooked it up to cheap headphones i cut till my 15 foot wire gets here but its so low with car volume turned all way its like i got the volume on 1 any ideas? could it be the cheap headphone wires i use they were ear bud headphones.....
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:32 PM
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hey got mine back from the solder guy, i hooked it up to cheap headphones i cut till my 15 foot wire gets here but its so low with car volume turned all way its like i got the volume on 1 any ideas? could it be the cheap headphone wires i use they were ear bud headphones.....
I dont understand.... you hooked headphones into your Tuner box?

That line is an Input. '


or, Maybe im not understanding, can u post a pic?
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:15 PM
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is the thumbs up to me? for the headphone cord i used?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:48 PM
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I cut the earbuds off

http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/...-vendor-sp.jpg

, this was just for a test to see if it worked cause my cable wont be here till tomorrow, but since i posted i went and messed with it again i think its the headphone cables cause i took them apart and touched wires and it came on like it should. So once i get cable tomorrow i think it will be good. thanks for your help
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:34 PM
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WOOT the mod is working great now with the stereo cable i got ) i even think the P3 subs are hitting harder hahaha thanks girl!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:18 PM
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AWESOME!!!!! Glad I could assist
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How easy is it to take part the plastic pillar by the rear glass? Does it just pop off?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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yep all you do is pop of the HPC plastic button looking cover screw behind it take that out and it all pops out easy!
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:24 PM
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I attempted this mod. Got it working within the first 30 minutes. My stupid self redid the solder and accidently pulled passenger side soldering point off. I tried to retrace the board but no luck. So now the radio only plays on driver side. I have a new radio tuner replacement on the way. I got a lot of practice on the old board. Hopefully I won't mess up the new one.
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In this pix looks like other solder points were used then the other ones indicated from the original thread. Or am I just looking at it wrong?
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I'll pull the rear panels off and get another (Better ) pic tonight.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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I'll pull the rear panels off and get another (Better ) pic tonight.
You don't have to go through all that. Did you use the same soldering points on the board as indicated in this pix?
On your pix looks like one off the channels is connected to a different spot on the board.

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Just use C,D and E...if you dont want to use E, ground it to the chassis

u can do the revers side if you want to trace the board but the pictured way is the easiest. ...there are multiple points
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Just use C,D and E...if you dont want to use E, ground it to the chassis
Ground of the chassis board or ground of chassis car?


Forget this I just did it but Im still getting some FM static in the signal is this normal???
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Do you know other points on the board that I can use for this mod to work?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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It gives you an Aux input.

When a signal is sensed, it cuts off the radio and will play whatever is being sent into it. Most of us are just using the earphone jack and playing music from any phone.

quick n dirty!
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It gives you an Aux input.

When a signal is sensed, it cuts off the radio and will play whatever is being sent into it. Most of us are just using the earphone jack and playing music from any phone.

quick n dirty!

Thank you for write up very much ,, would you know what are A and B for ..so basically don't wire them up ,and if so what are they
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It gives you an Aux input.

When a signal is sensed, it cuts off the radio and will play whatever is being sent into it. Most of us are just using the earphone jack and playing music from any phone.

quick n dirty!
So fm radio will still work normally until you start playing something through the aux line in?? Any ghosting or overlap of signals? Is fm cut completely off when there is an aux signal?
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