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Old 03-30-2013, 02:00 PM
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Unhappy How to find the power source in overhead interior light compartment?

Hi everyone,

I bought a vehicle recording camera, and when I was trying to install it behind the mirror, I just couldn't find a power source around that area.

What I look for is a 12V wire and it comes on when the car is started. Could anyone help, please?! So much appreciated.

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PS: 07' 3.0si
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Anybody? Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:44 AM
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There should be one on both the rear view mirror and the RLS sensor. Should be a violet wire with a trace colour, but check the schematic before modifying the wiring. GND is always brown.
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also, in the area of the "overhead bin" should be a 3-pin connector for the garage door opener - one of the wires there is a power on ignition... the connector, if not used for the actual door opener, should be taped off and shoved in the cavity back there - most US spec BMWs have that feature pre-wired since mid 90s
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Thank you so much, guys. I will take a look at it tonight and update here later.

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also, in the area of the "overhead bin" should be a 3-pin connector for the garage door opener - one of the wires there is a power on ignition... the connector, if not used for the actual door opener, should be taped off and shoved in the cavity back there - most US spec BMWs have that feature pre-wired since mid 90s
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also, in the area of the "overhead bin" should be a 3-pin connector for the garage door opener - one of the wires there is a power on ignition... the connector, if not used for the actual door opener, should be taped off and shoved in the cavity back there - most US spec BMWs have that feature pre-wired since mid 90s
X3 uses the mirror for the garage door opener like the E46, there's no 3 pin connector for an UGDO module.
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