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      12-17-2006, 11:01 PM   #45
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Yay for bumping informative old threads. I didn't like the idea of screwing around with wires in the light area and now I have a solution. Excellent DIY.
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      12-18-2006, 10:05 AM   #46
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Question Where to put the remote display?

I'm planning to do the hardwiring through the fusebox, as described in this thread. But I'm wondering where I can locate the V1 remote display and how I can run the wire to that display from the fusebox area?

Ideally I'd like to have the display in front of me, near the instrument cluster (e.g., in front of the mpg gauge would be fine) but I don't see how I can get the wire there in a reasonable way. (I am not interesting in removing any significant trim-- or cutting any trim-- or taking the dash apart.) I'd welcome any suggestions about this.
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I'm planning to do the hardwiring through the fusebox, as described in this thread. But I'm wondering where I can locate the V1 remote display and how I can run the wire to that display from the fusebox area?

Ideally I'd like to have the display in front of me, near the instrument cluster (e.g., in front of the mpg gauge would be fine) but I don't see how I can get the wire there in a reasonable way. (I am not interesting in removing any significant trim-- or cutting any trim-- or taking the dash apart.) I'd welcome any suggestions about this.
Hey, I've been thinking about doing this for a few now, if I do I will take pictures. I will probably try to locate the display in about the same area that you are thinking. My main objective is that I want the mute button closer to my right hand. What is nice is the wire for the remote display goes to the black box will be located in the fuse box when you do this install, rather than from the detector itself. That being said, running the remote display from the fuse box (glove box area) across to where you want it to be, shouldn't be that difficult. There is a DIY on radio removal that I saw the other day and it shows how to remove some of those electronics. Take a look at that, maybe there's a passthrough from the glovebox to behind those electronics that you can take advantage of. Let us know how it goes, and if not, I'll probably be working on that sometime soon and can do a DIY. GL
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      12-18-2006, 01:16 PM   #48
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You could probably run the remote wire from the fusebox area underneath the dash up to the steering column. I'm sure you could wire tie the remote wire to keep it out of the way. Once at the steering column you could run it out to right behind the steering wheel.
Kinda hard to explain but that's the first idea that popped into my head. Or you could run it up your center console and put it next to the brake lever or somewhere in that area.
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      12-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #49
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I wired my V1 through the fusebox, and then used a stiff wire to pull the remote display power wire through the center floorboard (JUST enough room to pull it through) and now have my remote display mounted nicely to the steering column. I can see it just right and still see my odometer.
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I'm planning to do the hardwiring through the fusebox, as described in this thread. But I'm wondering where I can locate the V1 remote display and how I can run the wire to that display from the fusebox area?

Ideally I'd like to have the display in front of me, near the instrument cluster (e.g., in front of the mpg gauge would be fine) but I don't see how I can get the wire there in a reasonable way. (I am not interesting in removing any significant trim-- or cutting any trim-- or taking the dash apart.) I'd welcome any suggestions about this.
Here is a link to what I did it works good for me. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35659
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Here is a link to what I did it works good for me. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35659
That's an impressive piece of work! But it's beyond my capabilities so I'm not going to be trying it.
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I wired my V1 through the fusebox, and then used a stiff wire to pull the remote display power wire through the center floorboard (JUST enough room to pull it through) and now have my remote display mounted nicely to the steering column. I can see it just right and still see my odometer.
Thanks-- I'll give this a try this weekend.
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      12-24-2006, 08:24 AM   #53
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shine a ligt through from the drivers side and you can see the light come through, that is where you want to guide the phone cable through...very small opening...
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      01-11-2007, 06:02 PM   #54
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Is there room for a female 12v plug socket in the fuse box? I want to hard wire my gps and this sounds like it will work perfect, but the Garmin Nuvi 350 has a voltage regulator down to 5V in the plug itself. I want to put a socket in there and just plug my Nuvi in, so I don't have to worry about making sure I don't cook it! Thanks for the great DIY info, I am learning a ton!
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Is there room for a female 12v plug socket in the fuse box? I want to hard wire my gps and this sounds like it will work perfect, but the Garmin Nuvi 350 has a voltage regulator down to 5V in the plug itself. I want to put a socket in there and just plug my Nuvi in, so I don't have to worry about making sure I don't cook it! Thanks for the great DIY info, I am learning a ton!
Buy the flashlight adapter --> female 12V socket. I think it's 15 bucks or so. Do a search, you'll find it.. Buy that and you're all set..
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Is that plug on all the time, or just when the car is on? I want it to turn on/off with the car. Thanks for the idea!
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Is that plug on all the time, or just when the car is on? I want it to turn on/off with the car. Thanks for the idea!
No problem. Hope it does the trick for you. I'm guessing it goes on and off with the ignition like the other 12V sockets? Maybe someone with the apapter can confirm, I'm just taking a guess..
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FYI for anyone else curious, I believe I discovered the flashlight outlet is always powered.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=flashlight

If anyone has other information, please post! Back to my original question... Anyone who has performed the fuse tap, is there room in there for a 12V socket/plug without interfering with the glove box closing or anything?
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FYI for anyone else curious, I believe I discovered the flashlight outlet is always powered.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=flashlight

If anyone has other information, please post! Back to my original question... Anyone who has performed the fuse tap, is there room in there for a 12V socket/plug without interfering with the glove box closing or anything?
Yes. There is plenty of free space back there for that. Sorry the adapter method didn't work out..
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Good Post about this from another thread...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...2&postcount=52
Your link only shows the last post, not the whole thread. Or else my browser is doing that.

Here's the link I put up on wiring in a 335i coupe. http://forum.e90fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=2088
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Your link only shows the last post, not the whole thread. Or else my browser is doing that.

Here's the link I put up on wiring in a 335i coupe. http://forum.e90fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=2088
Wow. Way to rip on this DIY and not even give any credit where it is due.. Pretty lame dude..
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Wow. Way to rip on this DIY and not even give any credit where it is due.. Pretty lame dude..
Way to jump on a whole lot of nothing, dude. Hope you didn't bloody your nose.
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Way to jump on a whole lot of nothing, dude.
I wasn't.

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Hope you didn't bloody your nose.
Show some respect around here or leave..

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Show some respect around here or leave..

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Ok ok let's keep this thread civil/uncluttered. Its a fine DIY thread that is a great resource to all.

Utekai: Please go ahead and start a new DIY install thread. A different perspective on this mod, would be appreciated by many and would be a worthy addition to e90post's growing DIY master list. I see you have nice illustrations.

Its not cool to jump/divert another's thread especially to another forum. Adding input is always welcomed but not outright hijacking. We are a tightly knit and proud E90 community here.

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