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Old 12-24-2017, 04:30 PM
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To remove the black connector from the blue housing there is a small tab you can see in the picture dead center of the pic at the top of the housing. Lifting that allowed it to slide out of the blue housing the best I remember.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:49 PM
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I went to the fuse box because bmw's are notorious for not turning things off right at times and running the battery down. I wanted a 100% switch spot to keep from ever having problems with the sleep mode stuff. The only switched wire in the connector works with the sleep relay and I don't want anything to do with the sleep relay

So I went to fuse #7 in the glove box. Some people have used pin#11 for a switched 12volt source aka what goes to the red wire on the ibus adapter. Its your choice on that. I just chose the #7 fuse in the fuse box to be safe.
I used a multimeter to confirm what wire in the blue connector is only live when ignition is on and used that for IBUS 12v source. All 3 IBUS wires are connected to wires in the blue connector. The IBUS wire is white/yellow/gray. Ground is brown. 12V source is either red/green or red/gray.
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I used a multimeter to confirm what wire in the blue connector is only live when ignition is on and used that for IBUS 12v source. All 3 IBUS wires are connected to wires in the blue connector.
Hey bcredliner,

Did you see my question to you about the BM54?
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:10 PM
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Hey bcredliner,

Did you see my question to you about the BM54?
That is a loop from the Seicane harness. The red wire is ACC, yellow wire is B+, black wire is ground and blue wire is CAN.
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That is a loop from the Seicane harness. The red wire is ACC, yellow wire is B+, black wire is ground and blue wire is CAN.
My question is, is it compulsory to use it?

Like i said my Eonon works with or without that connected to the BM54 unit, and I would rather not use it as the BM54 is a PITA.
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:34 PM
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If everything works it must not be necessary in your case. I didn't have the 20 seconds of sound until I connected it. I suspect it is based on your particular components. I had NAV, 6 disc CD player and DSP. I found nothing in explaining what it is for in anything from Seicane.
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:40 PM
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If everything works it must not be necessary in your case. I didn't have the 20 seconds of sound until I connected it. I suspect it is based on your particular components. I had NAV, 6 disc CD player and DSP. I found nothing in explaining what it is for in anything from Seicane.
I don't have DSP, but I do have the 6 disc CD changer.

Am I right in thinking that the CD changer will not work with the aftermarket head unit?
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Here is the howto for the camera on my site now.

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One thing others may want to do for reverse camera is to power it within the tailgate. It was a lot easier only running the RCA wire through the gate boot than trying to get that, power, and ground through.

You can grab power and ground at the wiring connector for the rear wiper motor. The circuit is switched power that is live whenever the car is on. The harness has red/green and brown wires. The wiper circuit has plenty of amps to support the camera. I haven't noticed any interference when the wipers are on
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I don't have DSP, but I do have the 6 disc CD changer.

Am I right in thinking that the CD changer will not work with the aftermarket head unit?
On the Seicane unit I can use one of the two USB ports for an external CD player. There is no mention of the factory CD player being recognized by the Seicane unit in anything I have seen or read. I would download the music to a flash drive, use the SD card or mirror your phone and use music file or a streaming app like Spotify.
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My question is, is it compulsory to use it?

Like i said my Eonon works with or without that connected to the BM54 unit, and I would rather not use it as the BM54 is a PITA.
The extra connector seicane puts in the box for the radio I have isn't for connecting the bm54. The bm54 is completely bypassed with out dsp.

The extra connector is what comes in the box for connecting to a mid setup and not the nav.

The one bdredliner pictured doesn't come with the radio this threads about.
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