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Today I finished of a job that I started two weeks ago. The installation of Dension gateway 500, Dension AVR & DVB-T receiver (Digital TV tuner) in a 2007 e63 M6.
This particular car is what can only be described as stunning, immaculate & awesome! It is a well-cared for low miler car. Literally flawless paintwork.

I started two weeks ago with the Dension Gateway 500 install & parked the job as the AVR was not available at the time.
I had forgotten what a mass of cabling that was involved when I installed the same set up in my own e63, each piece on its own was not complicated but put it all together & then it can get a bit tricky.
For some reason there were problems connecting to the car with NCS Expert, I needed to do this in order to code the video in motion. I got a brainwave where I decided to remove the CCC from the car completely & then fit it in to my own e63 & code it through my car! It worked a treat! (I forgot to add the alarm chirps option in the menu though, it wasn’t what I was there for but it would have been good to do it seeing as I was there already).
The Dension Gateway has some fibre optic connections, I decided follow what I had done previously in my own car & tap in the fibres at the back off the CCC. All the devices that carry sound are connected in a fibre loops called MOST, the Bluetooth, Logic 7 amp, CCC, CD changer & the Dension unit.
I also hooked up the reverse camera that was already installed, it activates when you go in to reverse but there is interference when the engine is running. I have to find an alternative earthing source to resolve that I think.
Here’s some shots of the devices & cabling:
Dension AVR


DVB-T tuner





The cabling “mess” prior to tidy up.
Back of CCC:


IR Receiver

One of the (two) antennas for TV reception

 

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e63 M6 Dension Installation

Here’s some shots showing the TV in action:


MP4 Movie played from USB stick via DVB-T



DVB-T menu
 

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e63 M6 Dension Installation

Shots of the car itself, credit to the owner:







 

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Sweet! That is a beautiful M6 and great mod by you.

If you couldn't get NCS Expert to connect no one could, that is strange you had to pull out the CCC and put it in your car to program. It is good you have a compatible car to do that with, even if it added time while you had to disassemble your system to install/program/uninstall.
 

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Sweet! That is a beautiful M6 and great mod by you.

If you couldn't get NCS Expert to connect no one could, that is strange you had to pull out the CCC and put it in your car to program. It is good you have a compatible car to do that with, even if it added time while you had to disassemble your system to install/program/uninstall.
It was a bit of a flash of inspiration. If I had not done the retrofit of the CCC in to my own car (remember I had a M-ASK non-Nav unit in my car) I would not have known how the CCC would react in a different car. I knew it was going to be safe as long as I didn't default code the car. I also took a copy of the FSW_PSW.TRC file in case of disaster. The only thing I needed to change was the video in Motion, strangely the TV function was enabled in the CCC before I started.
In fact I think I could have put the CCC in an e9x 3 series or an e60/61 either to make the change I made.
The error that came up when I tried to connect NCS Expert to the car was BIP 14 "ECU not in range" or something like that. It could potentially be down to two things, it has had a re-map & there is a fault with the DSC unit (which is being sorted next). Maybe one of these things is affecting the VO reading some way? Who knows!
 
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