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Old 08-04-2006, 05:34 AM
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Missing cable ?

Hopefully someone will know the answer to this one.

I have purchased a retrofit cable (61 12 6 910 148) and before installing the front monitor, tv tuner etc I connected it up in the trunk of my X5 to ensure the monitor and tv tuner work as I purchased these from ebay. all powered up fine [see image].

The question I have is there is no white plug at the end of the retrofit cable which plugs into the tv tuner/nav system ? Is this needed ? Do I need another cable ?

Link = http://www.tacademy.co.uk/retrofit.jpg

Also, where are the speaker connections ? Are they located behind the current BMW Business CD in the dashboard of the car ?

Last question, will I be able to use the CD player through the TV tuner without the need of a radio tuner ?

Thanks guys.
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:05 AM
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The white plug on the TV/Video module supports the extra A/V inputs and outputs, so I am pretty sure that it is non-essential. However, you will probably want to create that plug at some point so that you can fully benefit from the module. You can buy the individual parts from BMW or just make it from the BMW part number 61.12-8 381 219. Here is a post that shows the pinouts of the white plug.


You also need to get the "Board Monitor" radio module to get any audio. The BM radio mounts in the trunk, along with the other nav/TV components, and all of the audio feeds go into the radio. So, to listen to CD (or TV for that matter), you need to get a radio module.
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:41 AM
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Thanks Brian.
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