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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 12-28-2005, 07:11 PM
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Valentine 1 on a 650I convertible....

Anyone put a Valentine 1 in a 650I convertible?

This is not the same as the coupe, I believe, because of the lack of a sunroof.

I have experience putting the V1 in a E39 540I. That was relatively straightforward.

The issue is to find a switched 12 volt wire in the interior light area. The wires associated with the lights are not switched with the ignition. The only wires that might be candidates are perhaps associated with the garage door opener buttons on the mirror. But the wire bundle is more difficult to get to.

Anyone have experience on this and how to get the right wire. A wiring diagram would work wonders but don't have this.


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Also, no cheap comments that I should have got the coupe instead of the convertible. I was driving around today (Dec 28) in Northern Ca. with the top down and the sun out (briefly).
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:17 PM
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Anyone put a Valentine 1 in a 650I convertible?

This is not the same as the coupe, I believe, because of the lack of a sunroof.

I have experience putting the V1 in a E39 540I. That was relatively straightforward.

The issue is to find a switched 12 volt wire in the interior light area. The wires associated with the lights are not switched with the ignition. The only wires that might be candidates are perhaps associated with the garage door opener buttons on the mirror. But the wire bundle is more difficult to get to.

Anyone have experience on this and how to get the right wire. A wiring diagram would work wonders but don't have this.


Thanks

Also, no cheap comments that I should have got the coupe instead of the convertible. I was driving around today (Dec 28) in Northern Ca. with the top down and the sun out (briefly).
Cheap comments? No way...i love my convertible. Driving around with the top down on Christmas Day. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:48 PM
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Cheap comments? No way...i love my convertible. Driving around with the top down on Christmas Day. Wouldn't have it any other way.
There is a cigarette lighter adapter under the passenger well. Although it is not switched.

So my next guess would be to tie into the CD changer power.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:19 PM
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You can allways run the power cord under the windshield rubber gasket, and tie it to an ignition powered wire under the dash.
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There is a cigarette lighter adapter under the passenger well. Although it is not switched.

So my next guess would be to tie into the CD changer power.
It's switched.

I stuck my V1 to the right of the rearview mirror and ran a wire from the rearview mirror under the trim down the right side of the car, through the dash and to passenger power outlet. I took off the panel and hardwired it to that power outlet (i.e. T'ed into the power/ground).

If I turn off the car the V1 turns off. If I turn on the car the V1 turns on.
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