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      01-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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FIBER CABLE for BMW

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I want to retrofit Individual Audio System , but for it to communicate with the rest of the car i need to buy fiber cable. My question is where i could buy it from ?

The cable looks something like this:

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/56...icles_BMW.html

If i buy normal fiber cable and buy the connectors would that work ?
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No idea, but why in the world would you want to go through all that work and expense, and still have a mediocre sounding system?
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No idea, but why in the world would you want to go through all that work and expense, and still have a mediocre sounding system?
mediocre? Individual Audio is not mediocre system, it has 825Watts, plus it's plug & play.
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mediocre? Individual Audio is not mediocre system, it has 825Watts, plus it's plug & play.
I think that you or somebody from your side of the pond created a thread some time ago with the same question. And the answer is still the same: it is not plug & play and it just does not sound great enough for the expense and effort to retrofit.
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When i mean plug & play i am reffering you don't need to adapt the woofers or change the speakers , or install one amplifier and one sound processor, which you still need to find place in the trunk to fit them. PLug & play means you put the speakers on the car, you move all the wires from headunit to amplifier in the trunk, then you connect the fiber, add the option and code the car

Anyway , i wanna get those fiber cable , anybody have any ideas where i can get from?
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Here you go bud! I was thinking about doing the relocation myself to get rid of the sos error that occurs without it, but decided to use my money on some other mods and just live with the sos error for now lol.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/61120142318/
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Thank you , that is the cable.. but it has 7 Meters.. Can it be found more shorter? Or can it be cut , and maybe put connectors? I need also 2 pieces, one for in and one for out.
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When i mean plug & play i am reffering you don't need to adapt the woofers or change the speakers , or install one amplifier and one sound processor, which you still need to find place in the trunk to fit them. PLug & play means you put the speakers on the car, you move all the wires from headunit to amplifier in the trunk, then you connect the fiber, add the option and code the car

Anyway , i wanna get those fiber cable , anybody have any ideas where i can get from?
You still need to wire the OEM amp connector to your non-Top HiFi OEM system, run cables to the center speaker mount, to the rear doors/rear shelf and use only 7ohms OEM woofers on this OEM system.

Good luck. Seriously.
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You still need to wire the OEM amp connector to your non-Top HiFi OEM system, run cables to the center speaker mount, to the rear doors/rear shelf and use only 7ohms OEM woofers on this OEM system.

Good luck. Seriously.
Yes , i have a guy who works at BMW and will help me install it, that is not the problem. I have all the connectors from amplifier, and all speakers with connectors. all i need to complete is the Fiber optic, but i need smaller length, not 7 metres.

Right now i have installed on the car woofers+tweeters+midrange and crossovers from Individual , and the sound is a big improvement, only the tweeters if you go up with volume they will kill your ears They need to be calibrated with the equalizator from amplifier.
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Yes , i have a guy who works at BMW and will help me install it, that is not the problem. I have all the connectors from amplifier, and all speakers with connectors. all i need to complete is the Fiber optic, but i need smaller length, not 7 metres.

Right now i have installed on the car woofers+tweeters+midrange and crossovers from Individual , and the sound is a big improvement, only the tweeters if you go up with volume they will kill your ears They need to be calibrated with the equalizator from amplifier.
That same BMW guy could make the correct MOST harness then.
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That same BMW guy could make the correct MOST harness then.
He told me to buy it myself
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mediocre? Individual Audio is not mediocre system, it has 825Watts, plus it's plug & play.
Maybe when it gets hit by lightning!

Seriously, the IA does not sound THAT good to justify the expense, there are plenty of aftermarket solutions that cost a fraction of what you're spending and sound better.
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Maybe when it gets hit by lightning!

Seriously, the IA does not sound THAT good to justify the expense, there are plenty of aftermarket solutions that cost a fraction of what you're spending and sound better.
how much did u spend for your system?
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Unfortunately you can't buy less then 7 meters unless you visit a yard. BMW part number is 61120142318. You can easily cut it, you may need more part like 61136901847 and 61136901846 basically many but all part you can find in the link I made to the first part number above.
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Yeah but how you put connectors ? I heard you need to glue the connectors to fiber cable.
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