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Old 05-26-2013, 10:59 PM
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Any photos? I'm confused on how this looks like

Sounds pretty awesome though
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:04 AM
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This has all the pics you need for the job:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=647631

Props to DriftGirl.

It really was such an easy job, I'm kicking myself for not having done it before. It takes me longer to do an oil change.

If anyone lives in the Greater Vancouver area, I'd be happy to help them with this mod.

Just to reinforce the key points in this mod:

It does not require a switch. The ipod, iphone or any other device will overide the tuner's sound as soon as you plug it into the headphone port on your device. There is no ghosting. Pure, clean sound.

It does not matter what freq you are on..... AM or FM.

Only three wires get soldered to the board - at points C, D and E in the pic. E is the ground. C and D can be connected to either of the other two wires on the cable.

The cable can be run along the ceiling trim or the door sills. I chose the latter and it took about 10 mins.

You will need about 16 ft of cable. Mine was 20 feet (thats all they had at Radio Shack).

A nice pointy soldering iron is a must. The points on the board are pretty large and easy to solder to. Just go easy on the solder - very little needed.

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:12 AM
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Best mod I've done so far! Props to you Driftgirl!

For the record, I ran my cable down the door sills and then up and under the dash and along the console to my phone mount, which took about 10 mins.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: Did the tuner-mod the other day...

Does anyone in the chicagoland area know who can do this mod?

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:25 AM
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Roadfrog I want to try this now.... One question I read one post, that some transistors or diodes have to be removed. Is this still the case?
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:41 AM
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One more question did you disconnect your battery???
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:20 AM
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Roadfrog I want to try this now.... One question I read one post, that some transistors or diodes have to be removed. Is this still the case?
Nope. At least not on mine. I think that only applied to 2002? Not sure though. All I can say is that I'm on my fourth day with this mod, and I'm still grinning ear to ear. LOL

If you want any help, feel free to PM me and I can give you my emaill address, ph no ....whatever. DO IT! You'll love it.

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Nope. Didn't see a need to. More importantly....too lazy. :-)
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:26 AM
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Will tackle it on Sat. Thanks for the info..If I get stuck will PM you
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Hmm... this does work for the logic 7 models?...
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Hmm... this does work for the logic 7 models?...
Yep. In fact almost all ones I saw done were Logic 7's as was mine. The tuner is the same.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:23 PM
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yes...its easy...DO IT!

if u dont want to, im sure sum one here will do it for a reasonable price. Its not hard at all
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Awesome, hopefully i have no issues with this...CDs are getting annoying and embarrassing lol
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:28 PM
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I can literally talk you through it. Let me know.....I'm off all weekend.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:19 PM
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It appears that my tuner is slightly different>>I have a 03 745li , tuner part number is 6525 6933575-01 date 07/03. Can anyone help with the soldering points???
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:09 AM
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My car is an 03 as well. We should have the same tuner. I pm'd you the correct soldering points. It the one from AntonioStarr's post/thread. The one that has the pic of the circuitboard with the a,b,c,d,e soldering points on it. You only use points c,d, and e.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:49 AM
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I think I got I will know for sure when I get home from work....I was looking at driftgirl pic and her wire location vs the board itself...
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:16 AM
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As stated before not sure why anyone would not do this mod. I've had it done for over a year now with no problems
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:39 AM
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Finished it, Sounds Great, now just have to hide cable,,,,,any thoughts .. by the thanks roadfrog
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:59 AM
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Finished it, Sounds Great, now just have to hide cable,,,,,any thoughts .. by the thanks roadfrog
Check out my post at http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=647631&page=2

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:21 AM
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Finished it, Sounds Great, now just have to hide cable,,,,,any thoughts .. by the thanks roadfrog
You're welcome. Kudos to the other members here who have contributed so much info on this mod.

As for the wires......I ran my cable down along the door sills tucked under them. You can pull up the sills and they just pop out and back in if you need to. Then when I got to the dashboard area, I ran it under the dash (the cover unscrews with 3 or 4 phillips). THEN along the console tucked underneath the carpet. It took me all of 10 minutes. Super simple and you do not see the cord at all, except where it comes out by the Idrive knob.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:03 PM
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Just to piggyback on RoadFrog comment about the console, you don't have to completely take the philip screws out, just loosen them enough to separate the lip and put the cable in, just enough to close the lip.

Lovin the Sound, and keeping the same look
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Gave this a shot last night and almost gave up when we realized the circuit board for the logic 7 was not the same that was posted on the thread. After deciding to give a shot and go for it, it came out great! Only issue i have now is the aux port on my phone is either damaged or will not work with the cable i purchased. I used my buddies iphone and i touch and it worked great.

BTW For those that have done this, did you leave the 2nd cover off of the board once the cable was soldered on? Not the MAIN cover but the little one that was removed to find the 3 points....
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 AM
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Yes.. cover will not fit....
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:36 AM
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What cable did you purchase?
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