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Old 08-30-2006, 01:15 AM
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that' wierd. I was at the dealer today and they were doing an install for an E90. Took Billy 45 mins. He said it was cake. I called him and told him he's losing his skillz cuz I did the E60 in 20 mins. haha

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Very nice Josh! The installation looks like it was a snap. Unfortunately for me, it might not be that easy for me to do. Check this post by Jonathan Spira re: the E90. Supposedly there are a bunch of software issues that need to be addressed with the installation. Maybe it's just an E90 thing.
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:16 PM
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Bought this thing a month ago. Today is the install day. Since I don't have a CD changer finding the cord may be the biggest challenge.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:28 AM
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Hey Josh you were right. You were correct that the glove box does not need to be removed although it's a little tight for working space.The install does take about 15 to 20 minutes except for a few things. Here's my list of exceptions.

#1 Since i didn't have a CD Changer there was no bracket to tie to interface to so I had to be creative and use some 1-1/2 wide velcro to attach to the top of the fuse block on the right hand side. That took 15 mins by itself.

#2 The powercord and ground were found and of course can be easly attached to the interface.

#3 Here where it got tricky. The most Bus fiber optic cables are not attached to the connector with the power and ground. Why? It appears that just like the voice module if there is no device attached (CD Changer) that cable forms a loop and that loop needs to be opened and both ends of that cable attached to the connector when a device is introduced.

#4 What did I do?? Nothing. I managed to get the cover off the splice connector that loops the Fiber optic cable only to brake it. ( Just a broken cover the cable is fine) And what did i find? Another tube which joins the cable and no evidence that it can be easly seperated. So I need more information.

#5 Maybe that cable isn't the cable i'm looking for but if it isn't then there needs to be some instruction as to how to install the fiber optics cable and where it is. There is a connector which is included in the interface box for the in and out of the most bus cable which has a retainer clip. That connector goes inside the connector that holds the power and ground and i'm guessing that retainer clip holds the cable inside the connector. When they are all combined the whole thing needs to be taped into one bundle of wires and it looks like yours does when it's finished. Perhaps you saw those cables. Are they light green? Well anyway the interface will not be installed until I figure out this last step. If i do complete the last step i'm hoping reprogramming will not be necessary.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:54 PM
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post some pictures and we'll figure it out together. PM me

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Hey Josh you were right. You were correct that the glove box does not need to be removed although it's a little tight for working space.The install does take about 15 to 20 minutes except for a few things. Here's my list of exceptions.

#1 Since i didn't have a CD Changer there was no bracket to tie to interface to so I had to be creative and use some 1-1/2 wide velcro to attach to the top of the fuse block on the right hand side. That took 15 mins by itself.

#2 The powercord and ground were found and of course can be easly attached to the interface.

#3 Here where it got tricky. The most Bus fiber optic cables are not attached to the connector with the power and ground. Why? It appears that just like the voice module if there is no device attached (CD Changer) that cable forms a loop and that loop needs to be opened and both ends of that cable attached to the connector when a device is introduced.

#4 What did I do?? Nothing. I managed to get the cover off the splice connector that loops the Fiber optic cable only to brake it. ( Just a broken cover the cable is fine) And what did i find? Another tube which joins the cable and no evidence that it can be easly seperated. So I need more information.

#5 Maybe that cable isn't the cable i'm looking for but if it isn't then there needs to be some instruction as to how to install the fiber optics cable and where it is. There is a connector which is included in the interface box for the in and out of the most bus cable which has a retainer clip. That connector goes inside the connector that holds the power and ground and i'm guessing that retainer clip holds the cable inside the connector. When they are all combined the whole thing needs to be taped into one bundle of wires and it looks like yours does when it's finished. Perhaps you saw those cables. Are they light green? Well anyway the interface will not be installed until I figure out this last step. If i do complete the last step i'm hoping reprogramming will not be necessary.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:16 AM
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Ok I got half of it figured out. When the cables are separated turn the ignition on and one cable will glow with a red light. This is the input cable. The input cable goes into the side of the connector that has an arrow pointing towards the interface. the other cable goes in the other slot. Stand by for the answer regarding how to remover the cable from the connector without damaging it.

Whew. This cable had a lot of tape covering up that connector Are we having fun yet???
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:57 PM
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Sorry for the multiple posts but this was a task I refused to give up on. Ok I got the second half and let me tell you BMW is slick with their stuff. Remember I said I couldn't get the cable out of the connector? Heres what had to be done.

If you have the square part off (that being the square cover) then you'll find two tabs on the round/tubular connector inside. Use a small screw driver or dental pick to lift up on the tab while you gently pull out the cable from both ends. See the two circles in the photo. Now we are ready to insert the 2 ends into the connector that holds the fibre optic cable and that connector slides into the connector that contains the power and ground wire. I'm guessing now because I have not really done this part but when I saw the end of the fibreoptic cable i noticed that they may be capped off on the end by a crey cap. It's reasonable at this point to draw the conclusion that the fibreoptic cable will be held in place with the blue retainer clip on the connector.Looking forward to the next step. Hope the interface is recognized by the 530. My appreciation is extended to ImolaRedM on the E60 forum.
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QuickAg--we are rooting for you and salute your determination as I stare at our newly arrived EAS DICE unit sitting in the foyer...I keep waiting for it to self-install. Sounds like you have a crack team assembled. G/L!
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:16 AM
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Thanks. I Hope it wont need programing at the dealer but I got a feeling it will. Wish you the best with your install.

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