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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!

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:09 PM
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F25 Electrical Drawings - Someone Must Know How to Get

BMW appears to have locked out access to everyone except dealerships to the electrical drawings. I even tried to buy access via Alldata but Alldata specifically states that BMW (and apparently no other manufacturer) requested they not make the drawings available.

I find it hard to believe that drawings for the F25 series are just not available anywhere. Someone must know how to get these drawings.

My immediate need is to identify a circuit switched with the ignition 12VDC in the overhead console for my V1. It is just not a matter of probing for the right wire. I would like to know exactly what wire to use before I even take it apart, what else is supplied by the same fuse, and which fuse it is. I am also considering a continuous video monitor and again would like to determine by design, not guessing, the best way of connecting it. It is very frustrating that this information is not available as it has been on virtually every car I have owned in the past 40 years. Why is BMW such an outlier here?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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I think the only option is to pay for access to BMW OSS 50 euro to register, 36 a day to use.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:20 PM
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BMW appears to have locked out access to everyone except dealerships to the electrical drawings. I even tried to buy access via Alldata but Alldata specifically states that BMW (and apparently no other manufacturer) requested they not make the drawings available.

I find it hard to believe that drawings for the F25 series are just not available anywhere. Someone must know how to get these drawings.

My immediate need is to identify a circuit switched with the ignition 12VDC in the overhead console for my V1. It is just not a matter of probing for the right wire. I would like to know exactly what wire to use before I even take it apart, what else is supplied by the same fuse, and which fuse it is. I am also considering a continuous video monitor and again would like to determine by design, not guessing, the best way of connecting it. It is very frustrating that this information is not available as it has been on virtually every car I have owned in the past 40 years. Why is BMW such an outlier here?
I can help ya! Well, not with the wiring diagram, but with actually doing the hardware. I've done this and it is a piece of cake...once you get the console out of the headliner, that is. That part is very VERY difficult-it's in there tight! Once you get that sucker out of the headliner, do *not* disconnect it, it creates all sorts of hate and discontent with the airbag and telematics. That said, look for the wiring harness that heads down toward the rearview mirror. In that bundle you will find a GREEN/BROWN wire in there, which is the +12v that powers the homelink transmitter on the mirror. It has enough push to power a radar detector, and is "dumb" relay-switched line right to accessory. Take your time and free up enough wire to get a tap around it (it'll be a little tight in there) and then hook up the detector wire. Check that it turns on before you button it back up and you are good to go!

Let me know if you have any questions on this
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