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Old 10-27-2006, 10:44 AM
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Snap-in Adapter DIY Install Instructions w/ RAZR V3i

The following are instructions, pix & part numbers for a DIY install of the snap-in adapter for a RAZR (and will work for any bluetooth phone for which a snap-in adapter is available). It took me around 20 minutes, but may take a bit longer if you've never removed the rear center console panel & A/C vents before (which I had as part of my iPod hardwire install). With this set up, the phone is charged while the car is on (nice since bluetooth uses lots of power), and it's also connected to the shark fin antenna (I live in a hilly area and normally get 4 bars, and get 5 with the phone installed in the snap-in adapter).

I picked up an unlocked/unbranded Motorola RAZR V3i--very cool phone. Improvements from V3 include 1.3 megapixel camera, video capture & playback, iTunes and microSD slot (I installed a 1 GB card). Gunmetal color is very nice as well.

The part numbers and list prices are:
84 21 0 415 023, snap-in adapter for RAZR, $140
84 21 6 946 075, base plate, $130
51 16 7 060 175, base plate frame, $24.25

Most dealers will give a 10% discount to BMWCCA members.

The snap-in adapter is on back order with no ETA, so I got it on eBay.de for around the same price.

First remove 4 #10 torx screws (circled in red) to remove coin holder (circled in yellow):


Here are the 3 pieces (base plate frame, base plate & snap-in adapter) before being put together:


The RAZR V3 snap-in adapter in the up position (so you can slide the connector into the mini-USB port on the side of the phone):


V3i in snap-in adapter:


V3i locked in snap-in adapter:


V3i in snap-in adapter assembly:


Next remove the panel that holds the 2 power outlets at the back of the rear center console, and the A/C vents--see my iPod hardwire install DIY for instructions:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=154839

Then you need to fish the wires through the hole circled in red--this pic has a white wire for easy identification showing location:


Connect the power & antenna wires to the connectors inside the center console--red circle shows both wires connected:


This cap needed to be removed from the power connector inside the center console first:


Last, attach the snap-in adapter with the 4 torx screws.

Here's what it looks like fully installed:
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