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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 11-07-2015, 03:58 PM
BavarianE31 BavarianE31 is offline
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Definitive Audio Wiring Diagram for E39

Hi folks, I'm planning to replace the factory HiFi amp in my E39 and unfortunately, I cannot find a definitive CORRECT pin out for the 26 and 12 pin connectors. Anyone have a diagram that everyone agrees on?

Apparently, this one has an issue: http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/t...0(non-DSP).htm

And this one is different than the previous: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...-factory-wires

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-07-2015, 05:08 PM
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How about one of these:
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:41 PM
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Thanks! Your first one agrees with these two:

http://www.slideshare.net/fajarisnan...-stereo-wiring

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/t...0(non-DSP).htm

I wonder why Kevin said in the comments that the polarities were reversed for the front woofers in his case.

BUT.... The second image you supplied disagrees with your first one!!! Which one is correct? Things get complicated since there's apparently no standard way to number the pin outs (some #6 are #12 in other diagrams and so on) but the colors should remain the same for the wires. The pinout readings for photonumber #1 are the same as #2, but the colors are off.

Example:
Photo#1/X605 (12 pin):
#7 LF Woofer (-) = yellow/red

Photo#2/X605 (12 pin):
#7 LF Woofer (-) = yellow/gray... Yellow/red is apparently #12 which is LR Woofer (-) and since there's no diagram to tell which orientation the plug was numbered in the first place, we really have no idea what's what...

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