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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:12 AM
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2002 530i tv module harness pin size

Hey guys and girls,

Have a reverse camera heading my way and am going to get most of the wiring done before it arrives.

I'm currently trying to find the size of the pins to insert into the current blue and white connectors of the tv module.

From all of my googling all I need is to connect the video input of the camera to pins 13 and 14 of the white connector, and have a relay switching ground connected to pin 17 of the blue harness connector.

My problem is that the harness I have now are empty at the required pins. Any advice on the size needed? I'm in Australia so have access to Jaycar electronics which are pretty well stocked just need to know the dimensions.

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Did you look up the harness in one of the online part databases yet? If not, you may be able to find it with a thorough search.

Below are 4 links to a few of the online part databases (probably should save all 4 sites to your favs/bookmarks if you haven't already done so).
Hopefully you may find enough info to help you select which one of these you need:





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Old 04-21-2017, 01:25 PM
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Hey mate thanks for the links. I had come across a few of these sites but not found what I was looking for. Round 2 of looking I possibly have an answer.

here item number 9 looks like the plug I'm dealing with (although there are 2 in my case), an 18pin connector at least, but how do I confirm its the same one? In its description is "only in conjunction with" then 3 part numbers. 2 of which are bushing contacts, which I assuming is what BMW call the pins.

If this is the correct info how do I find out which one will fit? The options are 0.2-05mm squared or 0.75mm squared. Am I reading this right? I guess this is referring to wire size that fits them which doesn't help me identify their physical dimensions to slot into the connector itself.

Cheers for the help so far

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:04 PM
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OK so thanks to a super helpful bloke at jaycar electronics, he opened up a pack of pins and we went out to the car and tried them out.

The winning pack of pins are these ones

I also grabbed this rca adapter to hook up the video input of the camera.

I already have a 4 pin relay for the reverse light to activate the screen when put in reverse.

Now just have to twiddle my thumbs until the camera gets here!

cheers

Josh

Afternoon edit: Wired everything up for a test and plugged in a portable dvd player then put car in reverse. All good to go. Too easy.

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Old 05-13-2017, 01:00 AM
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i was trying to do the same thing. my 530i is a used car. the previous owner had an aftermarket unit installed which i took out alread. but it has messed up the original wire. i cant find the definition of the connector for (blue and white one)
it will be very helpful if u can post some pics for me so i can do the reverse camera.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:33 AM
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Hey mate,

I'd recommend posting photos of what you have in the boot wiring wise at the moment so I can guide you in the right direction. I don't want to post non essential photos or info to make it as clear as possible what you need to do. Depending on what the previous owner removed or modified I may be of little help. But let's give it a go!

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Old 05-14-2017, 10:54 AM
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Hey mate,

I'd recommend posting photos of what you have in the boot wiring wise at the moment so I can guide you in the right direction. I don't want to post non essential photos or info to make it as clear as possible what you need to do. Depending on what the previous owner removed or modified I may be of little help. But let's give it a go!

Cheers

Josh


well josh. i spent a day to take out the extra wire. it comes down to 3wires which goes to the 16/9 monitor. its a black a brown and a yellow wire. i searched utube today. i came across a video to intall an AUX dock. it looks very similar to me is the factory ready aux port but missing the connector. i will try to hook it up with a bluetooth Aux port i just bought. as shown in the pics there are 3 connectors i dont know where they are going. plz help with that.Click image for larger version

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the other thing. were u trying to put a back up camera on to the original screen or an aftermarket one if its the original screen i will definate need some help on that.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:57 AM
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they are all in the DSP area.


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Old 05-14-2017, 01:02 PM
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In the last picture of the TV module unit, where is the wiring loom with the white connector? The blue one is already there.

My car is all original with the 16:9 screen.

The only wiring needed is 2 wires to the 13th and 14th pin of the white connector for video in and 1 wire grounded through a relay to the 17th pin of the blue connector. All at the TV module.



Is the wiring diagram I and many others of have followed.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:04 AM
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In the last picture of the TV module unit, where is the wiring loom with the white connector? The blue one is already there.

My car is all original with the 16:9 screen.

The only wiring needed is 2 wires to the 13th and 14th pin of the white connector for video in and 1 wire grounded through a relay to the 17th pin of the blue connector. All at the TV module.



Is the wiring diagram I and many others of have followed.

my car has an original 169screen as well. it has tv cd tape and telephone. are the white and blue connectors coresponding with the one at the back of the screen ? atthe back of the screen i have a blue wire and a white connector goes into the screen. but one of the connector has all 12pin the other one seems missing 7.8.9 pin. that is why i call for help at first Click image for larger version

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Old 05-15-2017, 01:49 AM
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Hey mate,

All wiring is done in the boot, no need to access the back of the screen.

On top of the TV module in your photo of the trunk area is where you want to look around for the wiring loom that should connect to the empty white connection. The blue one next to it is already there. From that point you wire in to pins 13/14 on the white and 17 on the blue harness.

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:58 AM
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cheers mate. i will need to find out where is the missing white connector first. thank u 4 ur help


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Old 05-15-2017, 04:35 PM
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No problem,

When you do find the connector, both the blue and the white have numbers on the side to let you know which pins to use. One side has 1 and 9 at either end, the other side has 10 and 18 to help you count along to the correct one. Too easy and job done after that.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:18 AM
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i just checked. i think the Chinese make do not have that connector. i dont know why. i have check with 3 guys who has the same model. all of theirs has no white connector.


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Old 05-18-2017, 06:22 PM
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Possibly you could still connect to the pins in the module without the harness but that is just a guess.

Have a look on the blue connector for the orientation of where pin 1 is, they are the same between blue and white, then attach the 2 wires to the correct pins to see what you get. You won't be able to do any damage trying I'd say.

Good luck.

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:12 AM
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will do mate. FYI i just need a 4pin relay like in the attachment to get the camera working ?Click image for larger version

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