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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:14 AM
rs0xn rs0xn is offline
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Arrow Tail Light Connector & Pin# Wiring ????

I'm trying to figure out which pin# controls what function on the tail light connector of a 2011 X5 35d. Each wire supposedly controls the blinker, brake light, running light, ground wire, and i don't know what the 5th wire does.

I just installed a Draw-Tite trailer hitch and i have the Upgraded Heavy Duty Modulite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness Install Kit 119190KIT. I'm trying to wire the Modulite to the truck. I can't find anything online that indicates which pin/wire does what. I've attached photos of the left and right tail light connector. To complicate this further, the colored wires and pin locations are different on each side. I plan to mount the modulite near the passenger side tail lights and tap into the right side tail lights, and run 1 wire to the left side tail light blinker. Can anybody identify the pin#s for the rear tail lights?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:44 AM
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http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/e70/Complete_vehicle/
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
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That's an interesting site, good to know. I haven't found anything that shows me a diagram of the tail light connector with the different pin#s.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:23 AM
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^^ Come on, you don't expect someone to do all the work for you to get info. Look at the wire colours in WDS and correlate them to whats in your picture. WDS has all the information you need.

http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/svg...4571.svg?m=e70

http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/svg...5386.svg?m=e70

http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/svg...4576.svg?m=e70
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:17 PM
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push rivets

Ok, Ok... I'm getting it, just took some time to understand the European DIN wiring and other codes on the diagrams.

I have another dumb question, the push pivets that are used under the wheel well that hold the trim and fascia together, like in the attached photo, do i need a tool to fasten them?
Or can I push this in by hand?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:30 PM
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Yes, you do, when I did my fender flares, you need a plastic rivet setter. The tool pulls the rivet up causing the base to flare, then cuts the extra plastic piece. This is the tool I used. Its definitely hard to do that by hand

http://www.amazon.com/Marson-48000-K.../dp/B00137PEPK
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:08 PM
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Thanks blue dragon!

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Yes, you do, when I did my fender flares, you need a plastic rivet setter. The tool pulls the rivet up causing the base to flare, then cuts the extra plastic piece. This is the tool I used. Its definitely hard to do that by hand

http://www.amazon.com/Marson-48000-K.../dp/B00137PEPK
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:51 AM
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For the plastic "rivets" I have had success by heating them slightly with a lighter flame, insert in hole and then pull with pliers. Works like a charm.
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