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      01-23-2008, 05:55 PM   #45
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You joined 2008 i se - almost like me. I have a 2008 model. There are no flash light outlet in it. They changed it. Not its complicated to wire without removing the dashboard.
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You joined 2008 i se - almost like me. I have a 2008 model. There are no flash light outlet in it. They changed it. Not its complicated to wire without removing the dashboard.
I use that spot for my Sat Radio:

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      01-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #47
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Nice - but from where did you get the power?
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Nice - but from where did you get the power?
Hardwired it into the fusebox. Pictures of the complete install are in that post.

Here is the complete post:

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      01-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #49
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This is to nice done. I did not know there where power in the empty fuse holes.
I will look into it tomorrow. Its 00.55 and night over here.
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is there a DIY to install a garmin and hardwiring it to the car with out showing the wires?? i been lookin but i only find pictures of everyones installation.. but no DIY..
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      01-29-2008, 02:55 AM   #51
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Ï could need one 2. I am not good in car electronic but there is some here who conected it to the fuse box. Donno if its kind og dangerous. It must be possible to connect the possible to the behind the radio.
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is there a DIY to install a garmin and hardwiring it to the car with out showing the wires?? i been lookin but i only find pictures of everyones installation.. but no DIY..
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hey guys will hardwiring it void my warrenty?
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hey guys will hardwiring it void my warrenty?
Of course it will. If something happend - just remove it and then call the workshop
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Thats not easy. On the drawing there are 4 wires for power?
Well - lets try it.
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That is a stupid way of hardwiring in the E90!!

Just splice into the ciggy lighter, it will turn on/off with ignition then.
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That is a stupid way of hardwiring in the E90!!

Just splice into the ciggy lighter, it will turn on/off with ignition then.
The funny and dum thing: there are no ciggy lighter in the 2008 model. And no flash light. So the nearest power are in the backseat.
The most #%"# thing they ever did. They dont asume anyone need power on the back seat.

But i as wondering if i just put it down under the gearbox cover - then under the power outlet for the MP3 poweroutlet in the arm thing.
There are the wirering obvius.

The PDF thing is just to complicated for me...
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def gonna try doing the ashtray stand design..

i find kuda too expensive,, i just bought a tomtom one 3rd edition for 120 bucks canadian.. and the stand would cost me 100 bucks ??? hhaha no way..

also, i swap my gps around from 2 cars so i think the ashtray stand idea will be PERFECT!
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i have seen that post but i need to know how to hardwire it using the cigarette power cord.. anyone have any info on that??
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This is in my 1er M-Sport, but do you guys not have something along these lines???



My wife's volvo has that, only it's OE. It's an awesome set up.
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My wife's volvo has that, only it's OE. It's an awesome set up.
I have seen it. But there are not any model for the 3
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I have seen it. But there are not any model for the 3
Just make your own wiring harness like I did or get the dealer to install the Garmin kit for you. The instructions are pretty clear and simple if you want to do it yourself. If you are not electrically or mechanically inclined, just get the dealer to install it. They will charge you $100 for labour.
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Thats not easy. On the drawing there are 4 wires for power?
Well - lets try it.
There is only 1 wire for power. The Garmin takes power and ground off of the radio harness. It is all plug and play.
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There is only 1 wire for power. The Garmin takes power and ground off of the radio harness. It is all plug and play.
But i did not buy garmin. I got the new C620T from MIO. I liked the 3D option they have. And there are a decent phone connection to. Power is here a mini USB - only 2 wire. So it could be an easy installation under the armrest. And then you can also hardwire a soundcable while you are at it.
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But i did not buy garmin. I got the new C620T from MIO. I liked the 3D option they have. And there are a decent phone connection to. Power is here a mini USB - only 2 wire. So it could be an easy installation under the armrest. And then you can also hardwire a soundcable while you are at it.
Oh. I see. Then make a wiring harness and wire it into your fuse box.

Take the cigarette adapter. Make it into a hard wired wire harness. Plug it into one ot the many empty slots in your fuse box. It is really quite simple.

Run the wire up behind the radio and out under the trim.
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Oh. I see. Then make a wiring harness and wire it into your fuse box.

Take the cigarette adapter. Make it into a hard wired wire harness. Plug it into one ot the many empty slots in your fuse box. It is really quite simple.

Run the wire up behind the radio and out under the trim.
looks realy good. But why not just plut the powersupply from the GPS into the cigarette adapter instead of taking it apart?
Is it to prevent bad connection?
And did you just drill a hole in the fuse to get in to the metal?
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