Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)

X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-24-2013, 08:35 AM
lair12 lair12 is offline
Registered User
Location: Cary, NC
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 44
Mein Auto: X3 F25 M-sport
Can't find 12v switched wire in headliner...help.

I'm looking to hard wire my radar in a 2012 X3, but cannot find a wire in the headliner that I can tap 12 volts which turns off when the car is off.

Somebody here must have done this...advise on which wire to use, please so I don't have to run all the way to the fuse box. Pics if you got them. THANKS.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 01-25-2013, 11:01 AM
lair12 lair12 is offline
Registered User
Location: Cary, NC
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 44
Mein Auto: X3 F25 M-sport
Really...nobody has done this? Come on guys, a little help, please.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Want the Thrill Want the Thrill is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 970
Mein Auto: 2011 X3 35i
Just using the Search feature I found these that should help you:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...radar+detector

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...radar+detector

This link is the search with all the topics. Should be something there that will help you:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sea...rchid=19772214
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2013, 06:00 PM
GTBecker GTBecker is offline
Registered User
Location: Cape Coral
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 54
Mein Auto: 2013 X3
Looks like someone beat me to it; I suggest that you find switched power to the Homelink remote control transmitter in the rear-view mirror, which appears to be the only thing (well, maybe the Moon roof, too) up there that is switched. A bundlle from the mirror should be available and easy to get at up there.
__________________
Tom
'97 528it, '99 X5, '03 X5, '04 528i, '05 X5, '05 330ci, '07 X5, '07 X3, '13 X3
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-25-2013, 06:50 PM
lair12 lair12 is offline
Registered User
Location: Cary, NC
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 44
Mein Auto: X3 F25 M-sport
Thanks...

That is just what I needed. A fresh pair of eyes. I had read the long post extensively, but somehow missed that the wires tapped were to the mirror run. I kept poking at all the ones to the sunroof and light assembly. Wasted an hour yesterday!

Now that I realized what group of wires, it went in quickly. For those of you looking to remove the light and switch assembly, it is very easy. You need to pry down from the BACK part (closest to the windshield) to get it started and the it pops out with a bit of a tug on the side clips. DO NOT start pulling down from the end pointing to the back of the car or you could risk breaking this.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12tap.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	97.6 KB
ID:	359213   Click image for larger version

Name:	groundtap.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	114.1 KB
ID:	359214  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 F25 (2011 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms