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      02-02-2010, 03:07 AM   #1
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Anyone know what is this "optical connector" under driver's side?

Hi, I figured I'd cross post here, since this thing sounds like it might be A/V related.

Can you please take a look at my post here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347218

Trying to figure out what this thing is under the driver's steering wheel (attached to the panel) and how to figure out if it works. I was worried I might have broken it when pulling on it too hard.
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It is the MOST fiber optics bus diagnostics connector. It is used to connect programming equipment that can be used to code new modules, diagnose issues, etc. It has a loop connector attached to it at the end. Do not remove that connector because you will brake the MOST fiber loop and your Bluetooth, satellite, USB and other MOST attached devices won't work. The two (green I think) cables connected to it are actually fiber optic cables that have fiber (glass) strands in them. Do not bend them much or pull them.
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My 04/2009 doesn't have it.
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My 04/2009 doesn't have it.
I think that it was moved to the glovebox area...
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If you mean the panel under the glove, I don't have it there either.
I have the plastic socket, like in the OP's pic, there's just no optical cables there.
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It is the MOST fiber optics bus diagnostics connector. It is used to connect programming equipment that can be used to code new modules, diagnose issues, etc. It has a loop connector attached to it at the end. Do not remove that connector because you will brake the MOST fiber loop and your Bluetooth, satellite, USB and other MOST attached devices won't work. The two (green I think) cables connected to it are actually fiber optic cables that have fiber (glass) strands in them. Do not bend them much or pull them.
What happens if we broke them?
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