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      12-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #23
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when i had mine, it was hardwired right to the fuse box. i tapped the homelink fuse.

i placed it just to the left of the rear view mirror.
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I have my 8500 X50 mounted just above the left side of the rearview mirror so that the mirror helps support it. It's hard wired into the Homelink wiring right by the mirror.
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Mine is hardwired through the interior light and i have it on the left by the mirror
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I wired mine like this.

http://www.bmwm3.org/diy_valentine_v1.shtml

That's for a V1, but the steps are the same except the X50 just clamps onto the power lead directly. You'll see when you get to Steps 6 and 7.
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Ditto. Left of rearview mirror. I have it hardwired into the fuse box. I took the A-pillar cover off, had it run next to the airbag, along the headliner, and it's between the visor and mirror. It has an unobstructed view, it's easy to see and hear, and a cop poking his head in the car probably won't notice it. The smartcord button sticks out of the console just by my right knee, so I can tap it with my knee if it's making noise.
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High up is best because it provides a clear line of sight to both front and rear sensors of the 9500ix.......
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Definitely hardwire and mount to the left of RVM. I've got a non metallic .......
Sorry for so many quotes, i just wanted to get your attention.

Is this the method that you recommend:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...rdwiring+guide
Look at post #9.

And do i use this kit:
https://www.escortradar.com/store/di...tcord-red.html
Will i need a fusetap for this kit or will the fusetap be included with the power section.


From what ive learned, im planning on buying that DirectWire kit (for the Mute button), running the telephone wire from the radar detector, into the headliner, into the A-pilar, into the fuse-box?



And mounting it above/left of the RVM seems to be the optimal location, yes or no?

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