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drbimmer97
09-29-2007
hey guys,

instead of using the lighter to power your ipod and garmin, i used a dual socket extension connected to the hidden power source in the armrest. then i took down the useless "coin holder" in the armrest and opened it up to thread the car adaptors for my ipod and...
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By drbimmer97 on 11-22-2007, 12:58 AM
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if you get it friday; bring it to turkey bowl on saturday. we can install it after football. i dont need to give you the play by play on nba 2k8. you can ask diaz whos 17-0. haha
threadjackers....hehehehe.....looking forward to seeing chitownbimmer's car with "some mods"......

i just switched to my winter shoes so back to 17" for me until next year :sad0147:

ed, let's try to get together again. i have some other ideas plus i will be needing your help to install my RD.
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By drbimmer97 on 11-22-2007, 01:01 AM
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Okay...i get...most of the install, but when you get the dash trim off, where do you run the wires, i haven;t looked at it yet, but i have a tomtom720 with ipod control, so i am going to run the ipod control cable, power cord, and aux audio line behind the trim into the center console.
i'm not familiar with the tomtom720 so i don't know how you need to run your wires from your tomtom to your ipod and back
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By italiano1980 on 11-22-2007, 04:08 PM
It has an audio out, power cord, and ipod contol jack. So i have essentially three wires going from the tomtom and I am going to run them into the center console. Like you're install, i am going to leave the ipod in the armrest and plug the audio into the auxillary jack and then run the power from the power outlet in there. i was just unclear as to how to hide the wires after i take out the dash trim and console. Do i run them behind the radio and down into the console, or is there an easier way than taking the radio out?
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By drbimmer97 on 11-23-2007, 12:31 AM
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It has an audio out, power cord, and ipod contol jack. So i have essentially three wires going from the tomtom and I am going to run them into the center console. Like you're install, i am going to leave the ipod in the armrest and plug the audio into the auxillary jack and then run the power from the power outlet in there. i was just unclear as to how to hide the wires after i take out the dash trim and console. Do i run them behind the radio and down into the console, or is there an easier way than taking the radio out?

you can run it down the passenger dash trim near the starter button down into the space of the steering wheel then open the bottom trim of the steering wheel (torx #20 3 screws) then just stick it under the center trim, thru the ebrake trim, then cut open one side of the vent for the center compartment....see the pics in my DIY.
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By ntpcrew13 on 11-23-2007, 02:42 PM
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threadjackers....hehehehe.....looking forward to seeing chitownbimmer's car with "some mods"......

i just switched to my winter shoes so back to 17" for me until next year :sad0147:

ed, let's try to get together again. i have some other ideas plus i will be needing your help to install my RD.
yea for sure. ill help with the radar install. it will be really easy.
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By BMdblU on 11-24-2007, 01:12 AM
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Great job! btw, love you carbon fiber trim!
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By drbimmer97 on 11-24-2007, 04:10 PM
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X2
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By joztrs on 04-14-2008, 11:46 PM
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i'm interested

but where's the pics.

thx
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By drbimmer97 on 04-17-2008, 11:27 PM
thanks for all the +++ comments....
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