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Old 09-18-2020, 07:02 PM
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This is the $10 cable, but it's super short: https://gromaudio.com/store/accessor...ble_-1-ft.html
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:46 AM
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In case anyone in Canada needs that Fakra Cable( female to female SMB connector RG174 cable), it's sold on Amazon.ca cheaper than it is from Grom, as the shipping is the killer from USA. You just need to trim off the plastic *Fakra" connector to get to metal connection

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07P5BRSC8/..._hlmAFbTGE4T5H


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The linked cable is a 50ohm impedance cable, whereas the S/PDIF output / input on the BlueBus / DSP is 75ohms. The impedance mismatch may create problems for the signal. I don't recommend you use this cable, but if it works, then it works

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Old 09-22-2020, 02:42 PM
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Ah crap.
Ok well I was reading post 69 where you said the Grom cable to purchase was a 50 ohm cable so I just looked for a 50 ohm cable outside of Grom (because of shipping fees).


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Got my digital cable and installed it. Sounds Great!


Now I just need to locate my TCU cable. I've searched the left rear of my vehicle and can't find a blue TCU end. I do see a black connector plugged into my "BMW Everest ibus US" (P/N 8410696411402) and the other end has a purple connector and another black connector. According to the ebay link that is my TCU but the part number doesn't match anything I can find in RealOEM. But that black connector plugged into the BMW Everest ibus US does not fit the adapter I have from Ted to connect to the TCU cable. I definitely don't see this unit if this is supposed to be what the blue TCU cable would plug into.


What am I missing?
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Got my digital cable and installed it. Sounds Great!


Now I just need to locate my TCU cable. I've searched the left rear of my vehicle and can't find a blue TCU end. I do see a black connector plugged into my "BMW Everest ibus US" (P/N 8410696411402) and the other end has a purple connector and another black connector. According to the ebay link that is my TCU but the part number doesn't match anything I can find in RealOEM. But that black connector plugged into the BMW Everest ibus US does not fit the adapter I have from Ted to connect to the TCU cable. I definitely don't see this unit if this is supposed to be what the blue TCU cable would plug into.


What am I missing?

You need a 54 pin adapter . All 2005+ vehicles lack the SES adapter and instead have a single 54 pin adapter (for the Everest TCU, as is noted).

Contact me to swap 'em out.

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You need a 54 pin adapter . All 2005+ vehicles lack the SES adapter and instead have a single 54 pin adapter (for the Everest TCU, as is noted).

Contact me to swap 'em out.

Thanks!
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Thanks Ted!
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While I'm attempting to get up to speed on the BMW communication system does anyone have a link to any sort of reference that explains the comm system components and what they do? I've found a ULF guide and Frankie's e38 bluetooth retrofit but am still hoping to quench my thirst for a complete understanding.
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While I'm attempting to get up to speed on the BMW communication system does anyone have a link to any sort of reference that explains the comm system components and what they do? I've found a ULF guide and Frankie's e38 bluetooth retrofit but am still hoping to quench my thirst for a complete understanding.
Here you go. Courtesy of Quicksilver. Saved it a long time ago.

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Just in case anyone wants latest upgrade.
https://www.bluebus.dev/software

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