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Old 02-17-2010, 11:39 AM
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Just got the car back from Sound-in-Motion in Allston, Ma (www.sound-in-motion.com). I had them wire up the Nav-TV module (RGB emulator) and an Eclipse BEC-106 reverse camera.

When the car goes into reverse, the backup camera automatically switches on... turns off when the car shifts out of reverse...

Eclipse reverse camera:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F8&me=&seller=



NavTV BMWV+ switching module:
http://www.navtv.com/product/12/bmwv...eShowProduct=1




And some pics of everything installed...







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Old 02-17-2010, 12:23 PM
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Really nice job and write up. I have an 2006 with the factory NAV and have been wanting to install factory Satellite radio. The factory radio is on back order for software updates to handle XM and Sirius. I have been told that's my only option. Car is prewired for sat.
Is it possible to source euro parts to get sat?
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:34 PM
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Really nice job and write up. I have an 2006 with the factory NAV and have been wanting to install factory Satellite radio. The factory radio is on back order for software updates to handle XM and Sirius. I have been told that's my only option. Car is prewired for sat.
Is it possible to source euro parts to get sat?
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There is no Sirius in Europe.... But...

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All are currently out-of production, but all are easily found used for $150-$300. You can either activate a new subscription on the units or transfer existing service from another unit onto this one. I own 3 of these units (mixed generations)--2 in my e46's and one in my X3.

84110141981 1st generation requires Y antenna adapter (84110392102) for units without OEM Navigation
84110153365 1st generation requires Y antenna adapter (84110392102) for units with OEM Navigation
65120398140 2nd generation
65120416377 3rd generation sold only with 1 year subscription

81110390240 Sirius install kit w/o nav (contains mounting bracket)
84110390943 Sirius install kit w-nav



Install Instructions (install takes like 5 minutes since the car is prewired)

http://www.bigpatsfans.com/E83SiriuswithoutNav.pdf
http://www.bigpatsfans.com/E83SiriuswithNav.pdf
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:38 PM
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Someone just sold one 2 weeks ago... they come up often enough...
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=734695
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Thanks. Just after I hit send I saw this post.
Is this the part # in your X3 65 12 0398 140?
How did you call up all of the GPS sensor info shown on you nav install post?
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:32 PM
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Thanks. Just after I hit send I saw this post.
Is this the part # in your X3 65 12 0398 140?
How did you call up all of the GPS sensor info shown on you nav install post?
- I have the -140 part # in my X3 now, however it doesn't matter--any of the ones I listed above will work fine...

To access Service Mode for the Nav system, go into "Settings" from the main menu and hold down the Menu button for 10 seconds or so. Takes you into advanced options. Can do all sorts of fun stuff here, like enable Perspective mode etc
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Wow, what a fantastic write up.

I'm installing an afermarket XM kit in my X3 with my aftermarket JVC head unit. This has helped me route the wiring at least to the back seat area... I'll tackle routing the cabling to the front next but I'm wondering how difficult it is to remove the front seat??? Do I need to worry about any sensors like an airbag sensor or anything? The seats are not power seats, they just have the three levers on the side for adjusting. It's a 2004 2.5l X3, MT.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:41 AM
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Wow, what a fantastic write up.

I'm installing an afermarket XM kit in my X3 with my aftermarket JVC head unit. This has helped me route the wiring at least to the back seat area... I'll tackle routing the cabling to the front next but I'm wondering how difficult it is to remove the front seat??? Do I need to worry about any sensors like an airbag sensor or anything? The seats are not power seats, they just have the three levers on the side for adjusting. It's a 2004 2.5l X3, MT.

Thanks again!

Yes, there are airbag sensors in the seats (actually seat belt tensioners), even manual ones.

Disconnect battery from car. Let power drain for 16 minutes. Remove seat and wires.

When done, plug everything back in, then connect battery. Failure to do so will trip airbag light and cost you a trip to the dealer...
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Thanks!

Any suggestions or other advice on how to actually remove the seat?
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:25 PM
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Thanks!

Any suggestions or other advice on how to actually remove the seat?


move seat all the way to the back, remove 2 bolts holding the front down.

move seat all the way to the front, remove 2 rear bolts.

Or maybe it was the other way around--you get the idea though. Pretty basic. Just be careful not to scratch the $hit out of your interior when doing it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:37 AM
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Thanks, I love these boards!!!

I was talking to a buddy of mine and he was commenting that the seat belt tensioners might be of a pyro technic nature...is this the casae, am I going to have to worry about these things blowing up if I take out the seat incorrectly?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:45 AM
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Thanks, I love these boards!!!

I was talking to a buddy of mine and he was commenting that the seat belt tensioners might be of a pyro technic nature...is this the casae, am I going to have to worry about these things blowing up if I take out the seat incorrectly?
Anyone??? I'm hoping to get this done today as it's nice and sunny outside. Being in Vancouver, who knows when the sun's going to come out again!
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Disconect battery in trunck. Wait 15 min. Unhook seat. Wheb finished, recconect seat then recconect battery in trunck. Connections to seat should only be made when battery is disconnected.
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Thanks, that worked like a charm! I did lose my e-brake light...I'm sure it's the wire that went *no where*. I'll have to pop off the centre console again but no big deal.

Now I've got to figure out an "ignition on" +12v wire to tap into in the back rear quarter panel. I wont hi-jack the thread anymore, I'll start another thread.
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I am debating on doing this retrofit. I reviewed the installation instructions and it appears that the cable from the trunk to the dash is to be ran under the drivers side door sill. Why did you choose to run it under the center console?
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I am debating on doing this retrofit. I reviewed the installation instructions and it appears that the cable from the trunk to the dash is to be ran under the drivers side door sill. Why did you choose to run it under the center console?

We figured it'd be easier to run it through the center console... didn't really matter--there is plenty of slack in the cable.
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Just curious...

What should you expect to pay for a retrofit kit from a private party, Europe or US? and what would a technician typically charge for installation, say an audio store? lastly, is the camera typically included or is that an additional module purchase?
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What should you expect to pay for a retrofit kit from a private party, Europe or US? and what would a technician typically charge for installation, say an audio store? lastly, is the camera typically included or is that an additional module purchase?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-X...fAudioQ5fVideo

Grab that! Sick deal!

Install takes about 6 hours. My shop charged around $500 for the install.

Reverse camera is all aftermarket btw.
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I can't locate any information from the TIS for the Glove Box removal. Can anyone provide me with directions?

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there are only 4-5 Philips head screws holding it in... Just unscrew and pull it out
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I have been working on my retrofit project and have one question. I am unclear on how to properly connect the cables from the Navigation Computer in the trunk. I have attached a photo of what I have done up to this point.

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Thank you for the detailed write up sna77! I appreciate all the pictures you uploaded

I personally would never try to do this myself but, I would pay to have this installed by someone who knows what their doing. I really like the idea of having all this technology integrated.

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I have been working on my retrofit project and have one question. I am unclear on how to properly connect the cables from the Navigation Computer in the trunk. I have attached a photo of what I have done up to this point.

Please help.

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Ok. I got this figured out. There is a connector secured to the back, behind the radio slot, removed that connector, undo and make your final connectors from the navigation wiring harness.

Ok now I have removed the glove box to expose the fuse block, any suggestions on where I connect the wire that I ran into this area??

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Ok. I got this figured out. There is a connector secured to the back, behind the radio slot, removed that connector, undo and make your final connectors from the navigation wiring harness.

Ok now I have removed the glove box to expose the fuse block, any suggestions on where I connect the wire that I ran into this area??

Jeff
I think I need to tap into circuit 27?? Would this work for what I need? http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...7CGRP2020A____
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I think I need to tap into circuit 27?? Would this work for what I need? http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...7CGRP2020A____
that should do it.
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