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      08-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Distribution Block

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After checking my distribution block, there is no metal connector in any of the slots except the first one which already have a red cable in it.

Do you know what is that cable? If is it for the OEM amp, can I use that line to replace with JL Audio XD600/6?

What do you think is the best way to wire the 12V power?
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      08-18-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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I have read not all the slots are populated

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...xI5hzA&cad=rja

I have read not all the slots are populated with blades (fussible links)from the factory
and on checking mine found this to be true . Whats is in it depends on which options were shipped with the car.

I have seen instances of people running one of the free slots and blowing out that strip on here so I would go for one of the main terminals on the battery.

If you blow any of the needed fuses on that strip you have to replace the whole thing.
There are three hot lines that run toward the front of the car in the attachment. I think it tells
you what they are but unless you have a free slot that is double wide I wouldn't use it at all.

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      08-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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wierd; I had no options other than CW package and all slots are powered...
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      08-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Guess CW package is what giving those fuse... I only had the M-Sports package + leather seats upgrade..
Still wonder what that red cable coming from the first distribution jack.
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      05-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #5
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The mystery of the distribution block fuse amp ratings has been solved!

The ratings are (PN 61146971370)

From inboard to outboard

250 (bolt on terminal)
100
80
100
IBS (apparently dedicated for the Intelligent Battery Sensing...so unknown)
50
100
Hardwire (last slot)
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      06-28-2014, 11:24 PM   #6
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Are those ports always hot? Or are they switched according to the ignition?

Thank you in advance.
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      06-29-2014, 12:10 AM   #7
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They are always hot if they are even populated

They are always hot if they are even populated with blades.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cGU&cad=rja

see ibs and distribution block explanation in the above document.
See Fusible links in same.
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      10-16-2014, 12:33 PM   #8
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Has anyone bought this part at a bmw dealer?

My block is also poorly populated with fuses, but I have already prepared cables with oem connectors for 2 amps.
Seems like there is only one part number (61146971370), and no option for how many fuses there will be.
So, I wonder if it will be fully populated with fuses, if I just order a new block.
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      10-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yngve
Has anyone bought this part at a bmw dealer?

My block is also poorly populated with fuses, but I have already prepared cables with oem connectors for 2 amps.
Seems like there is only one part number (61146971370), and no option for how many fuses there will be.
So, I wonder if it will be fully populated with fuses, if I just order a new block.
I would imagine If there is only one replacement part number, it would have to cover all various configurations. Therefore I think it is most likely to be populated with all slots
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      10-25-2014, 04:17 AM   #10
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I would imagine If there is only one replacement part number, it would have to cover all various configurations. Therefore I think it is most likely to be populated with all slots
I can confirm that all slots were populated.
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      11-21-2014, 03:11 PM   #11
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Has anyone bought this part at a bmw dealer?

My block is also poorly populated with fuses, but I have already prepared cables with oem connectors for 2 amps.
Seems like there is only one part number (61146971370), and no option for how many fuses there will be.
So, I wonder if it will be fully populated with fuses, if I just order a new block.
Do you have the part number for the oem connectors, and can you tell me where you got them?
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      11-21-2014, 03:34 PM   #12
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Don't know which connector is right...

Universal socket housing MAK8, uncoded 2 POL. 61136925166
Universal socket housing MAK8, uncoded 1 POL. 61136925176

One of those is white, the other is green.
Part #'s are from RealOEM, and I've ordered them from the dealer, who somehow manages to get parts to me (usually) overnighted.
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