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Old 10-04-2013, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by aom7 View Post
Couldn't stand the fact that the Pedalbox install basically leaves it (and wires) dangling out in the open. Looking at my car, I realized I could run the wiring under the carpet, behind the side console trim and mount the remote in the ashtray holder. This allows me to close the ashtray cover and completely leaves the install unnoticed. Also I don't use my ashtray, so it was nice to get some use from that space.

Basic install was to:

1) Remove center wood console. Remove panel under driver's side dash (which includes the knee airbag.) Remove driver side trims from center console (carpet and leather trim). Remove Accelerator

2) Fish BMW throttle wire behind carpet. Fish PB cables behind carpet and connect, then pull the PD throttle cable through the carpet to connect it to the throttle. Connect.

3) Run the PD cable along the edge of the center console and down into the center console. Lay the remote control in the ashtray. Notice the little cutout in front of the ashtray where I ran the cable through, it was already there from BMW (maybe they knew this was going to happen)!

4) Screw everything back, pop the center console back in place, slide all the trim back on and use some doubled over double sided 3M foam tape to get the remote to the correct height and tape it.

Observations:
The Ashtray light nicely lights up the remote (plus with the built in light on the remote and the slow opening ashtray, it's inspiring!).

I could now do it in about 15-20 minutes. Took me originally about 30min since I didn't know how things were mounted.

The install is very flush, there is no interference with panels or trim pieces (so nothing juts out or buldges out).
Great way to hide everything, I was worried that the wire was going to be a bit too short.

What is shown in the last two pics, was the whole center console out?
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