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Old 11-03-2019, 04:20 PM
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Mine connects straight to the Avin harness, they made provisions when designing the E53 harness. Comes up immediately as soon as the iBus app launches. It has to send the signal to the DSP to operate so wait time is basically 2-3 seconds from key on.

One thing I have to admit surprised me was this morning when I got in the car and expecting to set the correct time, the clock in the Avin was already set to the correct time and then toggled the OBC stalk to look at the time in the OBC and it was correct too. Had to be the iBus app sending the messages over to the OBC. Nice!
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:33 AM
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After sending an email to the ibus chaps I had a reply or two from them. Sadly the responses weren’t quite as helpful as hoped and there was a suggestion of having to program the display for external something or other. Being the inquisitive type I kept plugging away by messing with stuff. It turns out there is an extra menu accessed from the ibus screen on the top left via a 3 or 4 line menu looking thing. I thought it was stereo but it seems it’s actually for the ibus. There are a bunch of settings in there which are extra to the anything else you get to through paths. One of those is the display of obc info. Hurrah. This allowed me to set the actual info I wanted. So I now have time, date (the correct way for NZ), consumption as km/l and the numbers are even displayed correctly. I put this down to it being an android based system which experience tells me is pretty haphazard with the coding and things are never where you expect them to be. Also have had a couple of freezes where power off and on fixes but still annoying.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:51 PM
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Hey PropellerHead, did you ever resolve your issue with where to locate your IBUS adapter? I'm in the same boat that you were, and have been having issues with finding where to tap into the IBUS connection without having to extend the IBUS wire all the way back to the trunk from the head unit as Resler suggests is the only good way to do it. I'm currently tapped into the LCM, but have been experiencing issues with it tapped there as well, so I'm trying to weed out offending IBUS devices that aren't communicating correctly.
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Old 03-09-2020, 03:43 PM
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I didn't read the entire thread but here are the relevant diagrams.


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