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Old 07-24-2020, 10:08 PM
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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I was absolutely shocked at the difference between the analog and digital connections. I expected a difference but wow! I need to empty my cargo area so I can hook up the telephone interface. I was in a hurry this morning so I got the audio up only. If I remember correctly, I have to open the cargo cover and then there should be a black plastic housing that has the TCU cable in it....

Am I correct in that?

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Old 07-25-2020, 10:03 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 732
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My TCU was mounted “in the open” directly in front of the amp, I could see the plug but wasn’t able to remove it until I removed the TCU. TCU has 2 10mm plastic nuts holding in place and is very easy to remove . And, since you don’t need it anymore, I stuck mine in the “removed” pile and got rid of a “cinder” blocks worth of weight... I don’t know about all of them, but mine weighed a ton for it’s size.

Ted told me it was night and day difference, hearing you confirm that, well, now I’m super anxious to get mine back 🤪

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Old 07-25-2020, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary, Canada
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In case anyone is looking to mount their BlueBus, I can show you what bracket I used, but highly bent it a bunch of times to suit my needs, and where I mounted it.

So in the rear left media corner, I do not have a NAV or Cd Changer system to worry about so I had plenty of room to hang my external sub's amp, Line Out Converter and now my BlueBus. I needed to take a bracket that the CD changer/NAV system use as a holding bracket and bent it a bunch of times to sit happily behind my external sub amp. It's very easy to bend if you have a table top vice.

Find something that works for you.
I used parts from a junked x5, so the bolt to hold the bracket and the bracket cost $5.
It holds the BlueBus perfect. Like the BLUEBUS WAS MADE FOR THIS BRACKET (mind blown).

Beats having it sitting loose in that cubby hole.

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